A crane designed and manufactured by Sheffield engineering specialists SCX Special Projects is to play a key role in the decommissioning of the former Dounreay nuclear plant in northern Scotland. The company has been awarded a contract to help ensure the safe handling of radioactive waste as part of one of the largest and most difficult nuclear commissioning challenges in Europe. The semi-automated overhead drum crane will be used to lift 500-litre stainless steel drums into a new £22m unit at Dounreay. The drums will be encased in cement, put into long-term storage and monitored remotely over time. SCX Special Projects – part of the SCX Group – is working with Dounreay Site Restoration (DSRL), which is managing the decommissioning on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
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