POSTED 18.10.21

EASL Steel restraint for boiler recovery

Competing with 15 contestants, in 2007 EASL were selected by the client following an extensive consultation and optioneering exercise, to provide comprehensive design and assessment work for significant operational concerns at the Hartlepool and Heysham 1 nuclear power stations. Above other competition, EASL’s historic knowledge of these stations and expertise provided a clear and practical long term solution for the client. At these stations the boiler units are of a podded design, suspended from a pre-stressed concrete boiler closure unit (BCU).  The BCUs support the weight of the boilers and form part of the pressure boundary.