Fabrication and Supply 3520 Sacrificial Cans

Customer Organisation, name and address

Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd, Dounreay, Caithness, KW3 6AS.

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Description of contract, including full scope details

DSRL has a strategy in place for the ongoing treatment and intermediate disposal of radioactive waste arising from the site decommissioning operations. Gow’s Lybster Ltd has been successful in the manufacture and supply of many designs of waste drum to the site and to date this has exceeded well over a 1000 units. Gows Lybster Ltd were awarded the tender to manufacture 3520 sacrificial can for the removal of special waste from Dounreay. During the manufacture process it soon became evident that the design works carried out by DSRL was not achieving the desired results. Gows Lybster were tasked with the trialling and design works to produce the lids to achieve the test pressure and also the pull test which after several designs accomplished these results to allow fabrication to commence.

The detailed scope of works is given below:

The waste cans were manufactured, tested and inspected by the DSRL Quality Representative at the Gow’s Lybster Ltd Facility, Lybster, Caithness, Scotland KW3 6AS.

Find Us/Contact

Mavsey, Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6AS

Telephone: +44 (0)1593 721585
Fax: +44 (0)1593 721403
Email: info@gows.co.uk