Nuclear fast facts
Industry leading expertise
We are at the forefront of civil engineering, regularly delivering some of the most complex projects for private and public sector across a range of sectors including power, energy, defence, transport and utilities. Excellence in all aspects of construction is at the very heart of the Kier Group, and we meet the most demanding nuclear quality and efficiency standards over and over again. We have detailed just a snapshot of our nuclear experience in relation to our civil construction capability in the following projects.
Over 30 years experience
Kier are working with BAM in joint venture to deliver the Earthworks and Preliminary Works at the 320-acre site for the construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. The scope of works involves:
- Major bulk earthworks excavating approximately 5.6million m³ of overburden and rock over a two-year period
- Construction of roads and networks, a helicopter pad and a security access track
- Fill processing and placement
- Site investigation works of known asbestos hot-spots
- Construction of culverts at ditch crossing points
- Diversion of existing public rights of way and replacements where appropriate
- The project has 43 Project Stakeholders and a workforce of 700 at peak of construction
- A new sea wall
NEMSFAC Main Works, Devonport
This 130 x 30m industrial building (new equipment maintenance and storage facility) included a basement varying from 6-12m deep and an 18m deep pit to accommodate specialist training equipment.
The project involved compliance to nuclear design and construction specifications to meet strict nuclear seismic requirements due to the proximity to adjacent nuclear sensitive operations within the dockyard.
Urenco Tails Manufacturing Facility, Capenhurst
Kier worked as the main contractor to deliver a facility for processing ‘tails’ a by-product of the uranium enrichment process.
The main works comprised of construction of 11 steel clad buildings with heavily reinforced concrete elements, some of which are seismically designed.
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The new prison at Wellingborough will be an adult male Category C resettlement prison, designed to enhance rehabilitation. The project is embracing a Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) and integrating digital tools to drive efficiencies in the design, construction and operation of the facility.
The RAN (Radio Access Network) is the technology used in the UK to allow mobile phones to transmit and receive data and voice services. Ericsson are a leading provider of RAN access to many of the UK’s mobile networks and in 2013, we were appointed by Ericsson to maintain its RAN assets to keep the UK’s 4G and 5G networks live and operational
Design and construction of an adult male Category C resettlement prison, designed to enhance rehabilitation. As a project integrator, Kier used a Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) component-led approach to deliver the project, setting new standards for excellence in modern methods of construction (MMC), innovation and digital technologies.