Equipment and Module Installation

A Co-ordinated approach

Modular construction with off-site fabrication can allow for parallel working which reduces the overall project programme

Power station jetties such as the one at Belvedere provide for plant and materials access as well as long-term operational use.
Below, modules for evaporator D being off-loaded after delivery by sea to Sellafield
Modular construction at off-site locations has many advantages including greater safety, higher quailty and easier inspection.  It does bring other challenges with transportation t othe site and successful delivery relies on the effective co-ordination and installation. Modules and large equipment items will require very large cranes for their installation and the organisation of the delivery and installation requires careful management to determine the most economic and time‑efficient construction method.
We pioneered the use of modular construction for the UK nuclear market on the Evaporator D project at Sellafield and have proven the safety and quality advantages of this method.
Construction and plant installation must go hand-in-hand; in order to build the plant efficiently, all the mechanical, electrical and civil elements of the power station must form part of a co-ordinated approach. Through integrated planning well ahead of the construction phase, a co-ordinated approach can be developed between the key contractors working in partnership with the reactor vendors and the site licensee.