THE first roof beams have been lifted into place as part of the project the decommissioning project at Dounreay. Local firm, Hugh Simpson, is contracted by GRAHAM Construction to store, transport and install the beams at the former nuclear site. In the first phase of works, 31 beams weighing between 25 and 45 tonnes each were transport to site by four extendable trailer articulated lorries. They were then lifted into place using the existing on-site 250-tonne crane and a 500-tonne mobile crane. A total of 76 beams are required to complete all the works, with them already having been manufactured in Ireland shipped to Scrabster in August.
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