As part of the decommissioning of Bradwell Nuclear Power Station, a specialist crane solution was required for the extraction, handling, and deposit of FED (Fuel Element Debris).
This included the removal and transport of waste-containing drums, loading of the dissolution vessel, and removal of intermediate-level waste (ILW) from the vessel for export. In addition, the crane should serve multiple additional remote handling operations throughout the facility.
SCX designed and manufactured a semi-automatic crane with a safe working load (SWL) of 5t, which is protected by our unique MotoSuiveur load arrest device.
Alongside manual control, the operator can use nineteen pre-determined automatic pathways for the accurate coupling of the crane with each of the various load types, maintaining a high level of safety while ensuring ease of use.