Concept and Scheme Design
We have a team of highly experienced engineers who have been providing engineering solutions to the nuclear industry for over 30 years. With a strong bias to providing simple yet effective solutions, we always strive to reuse our proven solutions and those from other industries to ensure that our clients have confidence in the ultimate success of our designs.
Where required, we tailor our previous designs to provide bespoke solutions and specialise in providing concept and scheme designs that will meet the project objectives and can be efficiently taken through our client review processes and seamlessly into the detailed design and procurement project phases.
Technical Underpinning and Development
We have an innovative team of problem solvers who design new, pragmatic solutions and collaborate with our clients to progress established or preformed designs to improve performance and functionality.
Upon endorsement of a scheme design, we can provide the detailed design solution and, through our established supplier network, procure plant and equipment either for direct installation at our clients’ sites or installation at our purpose-built facility. More often than not, the latter approach is utilised as it allows proving and acceptance trials and operator familiarisation and training to be undertaken.
We provide all documentation to underpin our designs and comply with both current legislation and our clients’ internal processes to support any testing activities. This also enables effective installation and commissioning activities on nuclear licensed sites.
Integrated Works Testing
We possess the capability and facilities to carry out comprehensive integrated works testing. We initially underpin our proposals through targeted trial works before rigorously testing the plant to ensure it performs as expected and identify and resolve any issues prior to it being deployed to site. The benefits of this method include the effective delivery of site installation and commissioning activities and the avoidance of site delays and the associated costs.
Plant Installation and Commissioning
Our team of multi-skilled classified operatives are trained and experienced in the installation and operation of a wide range of plant and equipment within controlled areas on nuclear licensed sites. This includes plant installation and commissioning, HVAC, process pipework, and electrical and instrumentation packages.
Modular Plant Design, Integration and Build
The development of modular plant designs has been a focus for us for many years and we combine our experience in modular plant delivery with our significant encapsulation process knowledge within our plant designs and processes. There are significant benefits associated with modular plants as opposed to fixed plants and we have embedded this within our design philosophy.
These benefits include:
- Plant flexibility: Particularly important in nuclear decommissioning where unknown or differing waste types are often present; plants can be modified easily to accommodate change.
- Generic solutions: Reduced design time as modules can be designed once and duplicated and reconfigured to allow efficient and cost-effective deployment across a range of projects.
- Works testing, installation and commissioning: Modules can be fully tested off-site and problems resolved, such that installation can be undertaken quickly and commissioning delivered with confidence.