When Sellafield received a visit request from the Minister for Business and Industry, Nadhim Zahawi, the team on site had a different kind of challenge to overcome – how could we provide a guided tour during lockdown? Like so many other things at the moment, the answer lay online and Sellafield Ltd’s Spatial Team were able to provide the minister with a virtual tour of our most iconic facilities – a first for the site. Satellite images of the buildings, drone footage, 3D imagery and video were blended together to offer a unique interactive story of the Sellafield site. The tour included our iconic Windscale Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor – known as the ‘golf ball’, Windscale Chimney, Thorp, Calder Hall, and the Legacy Ponds and Silos.
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SELLAFIELD’S chief executive has confirmed he expects about half of the total number working there pre-pandemic to be back on site by September, as the disruption caused by Covid-19 continues to have an effect. Martin Chown, the nuclear site’s chief executive, said yesterday that about 2,000 people are currently working on the site as the easing of lockdown has prompted a gradual easing back to normal of operations at Sellafield. Mr Chown said that he expects this number to double by September.
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