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Decommissioning

APC Rope Access have been involved in many decommissioning projects.

We have recently completed the removal of over 2000 ft of redundant pipe from 8 shafts in two reactor buildings as part of the decommissioning program at Berkeley Power Station, Gloucestershire.

The task was simply to remove the pipe. This work being in a confined space required extra safety precautions, along with radiological issues. The two things combined, brought about their own issues. As a result of working closely with Magnox,cthe site owners, APC have added to the safe decommissioning process of this and other sites

The various sizes and length of pipe where cut out from the 8.50 mtr shafts using reciprocal saws and angle grinders while the pipe was being suspended on lowering rope.

The task was completed in two stages and again, ahead of schedule.

The safe working procedures have improved as a result of working in this environment.

Our health and safety department have also learned invaluable lessons and are working hard to improve the abilities of APC Rope Access to carry out further work in this industry

We are glad to welcome any enquiries for this area of work.

Our highly skilled team are equipped to work in all areas of decommissioning work.

Please call us or leave your details on our contact page for us to contact you.

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