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30 January 2017
18:00 - 20:00
Liverpool John Moores University
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  • 2017-01-30 18:00:00 2017-01-30 20:00:00 Europe/London Dounreay's nuclear site: A new delivery strategy Please ensure you have booked onto this event via the APM website. Liverpool John Moores University
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James Parsons Building, Byrom Street, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 3AF

What was this nuclear decommissioning project and how did Nuvia successfully deliver it, together with the client Dounreay Sites Restoration Limited?

Nuvia Ltd., was awarded a contract to complete concept and scheme design for a new Flask Loading Facility at Dounreay.  Come and hear the story of how this project was successfully delivered, to the clients strategic aims; lower build costs, successfully navigate the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) milestone for completion, reducing the decommissioning legacy and lower future operational costs. 

The scope of work included the following:

  • Concept Design - a fully functional plant proposal was produced with fuel storage, fuel preparation, and onsite flask unloading and offsite road/rail flask loading capability.
  • Development of the Safety Case and Environmental documentation.
  • Scheme Design – developing the approved concept to enable a technical specification to be produced for Detailed Design and Build Contract.
  • Performance of the CDM 2015 roles of Designer and Principal Designer. 

Mike Scully, Operations Manager for Nuvia Ltd, will share how the project team fully engaged with the client team at the outset and, including members in regular interactive design reviews ensuring that as the design evolved, issues were resolved in real time. This integrated team, jointly developed a set of revised baseline design parameters at the outset, against which the design was delivered.

The event will look at how the project was delivered using a BIM (Building Information Model) Level 2 process, whereby the majority of plant design definition was incorporated into one 3D model. The team developed new processes for checking/approving designs and working with the 3D model and managed the records electronically which streamlined the process significantly reducing timescales.

The presentation will also focus on the importance of stakeholder engagement, collaboration, configuration management, and issues management  during this nuclear project. In order to fully meet the clients key drivers and business operation, methods of working and customer focus were adapted by Nuvia. As a result, the client declared the project one of its most highly successful projects in recent years. 

“Nuvia demonstrated their ability to truly integrate with the client team to deliver the scheme design scope.  To collaborate, be flexible in meeting our moving requirements, and yet be robust in applying the processes and procedures that ensured the delivery of a substantiated scope of work when it was required. Many a time I challenged Nuvia personnel to 'make it happen', and they delivered.” Dounreay Sites Restoration Limited (DSRL) Engineering Manager, FLF Project - 2016. 

Mike Scully is an Operations Manager for Nuvia Ltd. Having initially served an apprenticeship and, with degrees both in civil engineering and electrical engineering, he is a highly experienced pan-sector Project Director (also APM RPP designated), with 30 years’ involvement in UK construction. This includes experience in project management leadership roles, in complex project environments/sectors such as:

Oil & Gas,  Nuclear, Rail, Highways / Motorways, Water & Wastewater Infrastructure & Utilities, Chemical & Pharmaceutical.

Over the last four and a half years, he has focused on a portfolio of nuclear EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) decommissioning projects with Nuvia.

This event is suitable for professionals with an intermediate level of experience.

Previous Webinars and presentations can be viewed here.


APM Body of Knowledge reference

Section Description


Conflict management
Stakeholder management
Change control

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