7 August 2017
CSC Services joined a team of specialist staff at Dungeness Power Station last month, brought in to carry out a major maintenance programme worth around £40m.
One of the two reactors at the power station was taken off line on Friday 16 June for a 12-week period as more than 12,000 separate pieces of work – each carefully planned during the last two years of preparation are carried out.
EDF Energy carries out a statutory outage on each of its reactors every three years. These are planned in advance with the National Grid to ensure that there is no impact on the national electricity supply. It is imperative that work undertaken during this period is performed within the critical path time-frame.
CSC Services conducted visual inspections and remedial works to walls and joints within the cooling water inlet and outlet culverts. This included concrete repairs, overbanding and leak sealing. A 24 hour working pattern was adopted to ensure the programme was completed on time and to budget.
CSC Services specialise in planning and undertaking refurbishment programmes in time critical circumstances. As well as scheduling work over evenings and weekends, CSC Services can use a range of products and application methods to minimise disruption to business operations. Large culvert repairs can be completed using rapid set concrete spraying techniques or high build repair mortars of which CSC Services operatives have many years of experience.
CSC Services completed similar refurbishment work during the last two outages at Dungeness Power Station, and are also currently on site at Hinkley Power Station. For an informal discussion about any refurbishment requirements call 0191 410 3444.