Box Encapsulation Plant (BEP), Sellafield
RPS provided a variety of safety support for the upgrade and fit-out of the Sellafield Box Encapsulation Plant (BEP) building. Once complete the building will be used to safely process and store nuclear waste retrieved from various legacy ponds and silos around the Sellafield site.
The project comprises the engineering design to meet the new required purpose, construction and installation activities, followed by inactive and active commissioning. RPS is working as part of a consortium to deliver the project, including Jacobs, Balfour Beatty and Wood Group.
Box Encapsulation Plant (BEP)
- Radiological assessments
- Shielding assessments
- Human Factors assessments
- Fire assessments
- Construction safety support
To meet the challenges, we have provided a variety of services and integrated our personnel into the BEP project team. These include:
- HAZOPs to evaluate process and mechanical systems for deviations that may result in hazards or operability issues.
- Radiological safety assessments to evaluate the risks from processing nuclear material and to specify safety systems required.
- An electronic Interactive Safety Case (eISC) that allows for the claims, arguments and evidence to be easily identified, tracked and interrogated.
- Hazards of Construction Studies (HAZCON) to ensure that the hazards from construction activities are recognised.
- Conventional fire assessments to ensure the building complies with Approved Document B.