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Emergency Response Centre for Sizewell B...

The first phase of the steelwork erection on the Sizewell B Emergency Response Centre is nearing completion.

A C Bacon are carrying out the 200 tonne seismically designed structural steelwork contract for Vinci Construction. EDF Energy awarded the main contract to Vinci after The Suffolk Coastal District Planning Committee approved plans for a new Emergency Response Centre (ERC) in September 2012.

The new centre will be based near the Sizewell B rail head in Leiston, the location was chosen following careful examination of ten possible sites near to the power station.  This is a brown field site, positioned 15 metres above sea level and avoids important sites for nature conservation and the nearby Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

A number of features have been incorporated into the design of the ERC to minimise the impact of the new building on the environment and surrounding landscape, such as a green sedum roof, renewable technologies, a curved roof and an increase in existing hedgerows.

The ERC will house back-up plant and equipment to enhance the station’s emergency response capability. 

Although the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has concluded that UK nuclear facilities have no fundamental weaknesses.  This Emergency Response Centre will provide another layer of safety for Sizewell B, providing robust back-up for the measures already in place at the station.

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