Context and challenges
The client is a major player in the nuclear industry, specialising in nuclear decommissioning and decontamination of effluent. This client needed a contingency effluent treatment plant as the existing facility had reached its designed capacity.
The contingency plant was built as an extension of the existing facility, with a link bridge to transfer maintenance equipment between plants.
Assystem was appointed to collaborate with the client’s team in delivering the detailed design for a new effluent processing plant for the removal of caesium and strontium from aqueous effluents. This included the design of mechanical handling equipment, electrical instrument and control equipment for the cells’ process, and providing support for the design of the building’s ventilation system and process cabinets.
Assystem worked in collaboration with the client to design equipment and assist to improve the efficiency of the production process, working to a target cost contract. Assystem’s scope covered the design substantiation of the following key components of the effluent treatment plant.