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Steelwork underway for major Sellafield works

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Harry Peers Steelwork (part of the Severfield Group) is undertaking two major projects at the Sellafield reprocessing plant in Cumbria.

The company is fabricating, supplying and erecting over 1,200t of structural steelwork for the Sixep Continuity Plant (SCP) and 1,300t for the Sellafield Product and Residue Store Retreatment Plant (SRP).

The scope of works for Harry Peers also includes the installation of metal decking, shear studs, concrete floors, cladding, lightning protection and the application of intumescent coatings, both off and on-site.

The SCP is being built next to the existing Site Ion Exchange Effluent Plant (SIXEP), termed the kidneys of the site. The SCP facility will assist SIXEP in cleaning the site’s liquid effluents.

The new SRP plant is located next to the existing Sellafield Product and Residue Store (SPRS) and will provide storage space for Sellafield’s special nuclear material.

Harry Peers was acquired in October 2019 and forms part of the Severfield Nuclear and Infrastructure division.

Severfield’s recently appointed Divisional Managing Director Jim Martindale said: “The Harry Peers business has a very strong presence and excellent reputation for supplying structural steelwork into some of the most demanding sectors across the construction industry, including nuclear and defence. The culture and structure of the business have evolved around nuclear safety requirements, which are essentially the extreme end of quality compliance.

“My plan is to take the business to the next level, I want to grow the business based on how I do business – straightforward, deal with any issues and strive to excel at everything we do.”

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