Multi-discipline construction and maintenance services provider Hertel has completed a contract supporting the demolition of former office facilities at Sellafield.
The buildings, which had previously been used as the Resident Engineer and Project Offices, were made up of a series of single and double-storey timber-framed structures with metal clad shallow pitched roofs. In total they covered an area 101m long and 27m wide.
Hertel was sub-contracted by decommissioning, demolition and remediation specialists, KDC, to support the safe and timely execution of the contract programme.
The project scope included segregation, asbestos and soft stripping of the interior to prepare the offices for remote demolition. In line with the waste hierarchy at Sellafield, Hertel and KDC looked to maximise the potential for recycling and reusing soft strip materials by careful segregation at the workface.
The demolition project started in April 2012 and was completed in June 2012. At its peak, Hertel/KDC had 17 staff on site.
Des Graves, Hertel’s Decommissioning Manager at Calder Hall, said: “We’re pleased to have worked on the demolition and continued our impressive 23 year history at Sellafield. Our good relationship with KDC allowed us to share our knowledge, skills and expertise to deliver safely and to budget a successful operation for the client.”
Martin Mahone, Sellafield Construction Manager, concluded: “I would like to thank Hertel and KDC for their fine efforts with the demolition. From receiving the contract approval in April, the entire team has worked tirelessly to deliver this project on schedule and with substantial cost savings. The works were progressed in line with the programme and without any incidents due to the collaborative approach being adopted by all parties.”