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Dungeness demolition experience shared

Magnox has played host to delegates from the European Construction Institute (ECI) at its Dungeness A Site in Kent.

ECI, a pan-European network of organisations, held the event during October to share learning and experience about demolition associated with decommissioning.

Top of the bill was a visit to the area where the site’s turbine hall was recently removed, around 50 years after construction. Demolition of the structure, which generated more than 30,000 tonnes of waste, was the final part of a £12 million programme to clear conventional buildings over three years.

Delegates also got to see current projects including preparations for asbestos removal within the reactor buildings and decommissioning of redundant cooling ponds.

Key topics discussed included minimising construction during decommissioning and the control arrangements needed to undertake demolition on a nuclear site.

Tony Wells, Magnox Programme Delivery Manager, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome delegates to Dungeness. It was a very informative visit, with plenty of opportunity to share learning across the industry both within the UK and from across Europe.”