Chapelcross

92 Site area (Hectares)
422 Current number of full time equivalents
60 Station lifetime output of electricity (TWh)

Current phase: C&M Preparations

Chapelcross, Scotland’s first commercial nuclear station, was built on the 92 hectare site of an old airfield in Dumfriesshire. The site ceased generation in 2004 after generating more than 60TWh of electricity over 45 years of successful operation. The site has recently completed defuelling ahead of schedule and is progressing decommissioning for entry into interim C&M.

Key near term activities

Significant hazard reduction activities ongoing at the site include the removal of asbestos lagging, the retrieval, processing and conditioning of ILW, the drain down and stabilisation of the final redundant fuel cooling pond and the remediation of some contaminated land areas.

The site is also implementing infrastructure improvements and completing minor deplant and demolition projects in preparation for interim C&M.

Achievements

The asbestos removal project at Chapelcross is the largest asbestos strip programme in Europe. More than 2,200 tonnes have already been removed.

Removal of the fuel was completed ahead of target in February 2013. The site has now been verified fuel free.
A new electrical overlay system was installed by the end end of 2012, providing a smaller, and more reliable electrical distribution system for the site and allowing the ageing high voltage equipment to be de-energised.

Suppliers

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are a key link in our supply chain and Magnox is committed to supporting the SME agenda for growth.

Opportunities for contracts and ways to become a supplier are set out in the main Suppliers pages of this website.

 

Community

Site Stakeholder Groups (SSG) are long-established at each of the Magnox sites and provide an opportunity for stakeholders to find out more about the work being undertaken there.

Independently-chaired, the SSG meets regularly to examine our work, as well as that of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and regulators. The SSG’s membership includes local councillors, non-governmental organisations and other interested stakeholders.

If you would like to apply for socio-economic funding please visit: www.magnoxsocioeconomic.com

Community Events

13th September 2013

Chapelcross SSG meeting

Location:

Council Chambers, Annan Town Hall, High Street, Annan

Meeting Documents:

6th June 2014

Chapelcross SSG meeting

Location:

Council Chambers, Council Offices, High Street, Annan

Meeting Documents:

Associated Documents:

5th September 2014

Chapelcross SSG meeting

Location:

Annan Council Chambers, High Street, Annan 13:00 - 15:00

12th December 2014

Chapelcross SSG Meeting

Location:

Annan Council Chambers, High Street, Annan 10am – 12 noon

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Contact Secretariat:

Jill Callander, SSG Secretariat
Magnox Ltd, Chapelcross, Annan, DG12 6RF

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