EDF Energy awards year-long nuclear plant gas facilities contract to Chesterfield Special Cylinders’ integrity team


Chesterfield Special Cylinders’ integrity management team has been awarded a year-long contract by the UK’s largest low carbon generator EDF Energy to conduct the safety-critical inspection, testing and refurbishment of high pressure gas storage facilities at its UK nuclear power plants.

The facilities at EDF Energy’s Heysham 2 and Torness nuclear plants are key components of the power generation process and must perform to optimum capacity.  The CSC Integrity Management team is considered a world leader in periodic inspection and testing and it will be removing, inspecting, testing, refurbishing and re-installing each set of gas cylinders in turn, enabling the system to continue uninterrupted. 

Heysham 2 nuclear power station in Lancashire is an advanced gas-cooled reactor type, with two reactors.  Torness nuclear power station in East Lothian was the final second generation nuclear power plant to be commissioned in the UK, coming online in 1988. 

Stephen Butler, director of CSC’s integrity management team, says: “This is a highly prestigious contract, given the stature of EDF Energy as a leading global energy provider and the safety-critical nature of the project.”

The CSC integrity management team operates globally in the naval, power, offshore, transport and storage sectors.