Cavendish Nuclear has been working on the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo Retrieval project at the Sellafield site since 2011. This site contains the legacy of one of the UK’s earliest nuclear programmes in the 1950s. Together with Sellafield Ltd and our joint venture partner, our scientists and engineers have been delivering plant and equipment to enable the safe retrieval of hundreds of tonnes of highly radioactive waste. This has included designing, manufacturing, testing, installing and commissioning six huge doors through which the waste stored within the silos will be accessed, cutting the holes behind those doors to allow that access and providing the retrieval equipment to enable the waste to be safely retrieved into waste containers and exported for long term storage.