The aim of Submarine Dismantling Project is to provide a ‘safe, environmentally responsible and cost effective solution’ for the dismantling of 27 of the UK’s de-fuelled nuclear powered submarines.
In June 2017 a Market Engagement Day was held to introduce SDP to the recycling market ahead of this stage of the project.
Details of this event are available here.
Initial dismantling on the first and demonstrator submarine HMS Swiftsure began in December 2016 at Rosyth dockyard.
The MoD say that the consultation documents have been updated to reflect the ministerial announcement in July last year that Capenhurst Nuclear Services has been selected as the interim storage site for Intermediate Level radioactive Waste.
According to the MoD:
“The SDP programme team will be exhibiting at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Supply Chain Event on Thursday 2 November 2017 at Event City, Stretford, Manchester. They are keen to meet with industry to discuss forthcoming opportunities.”