October, 2009

Stop: Outage Time! - October 21, 2009

Oldbury was initially due to cease generation in 2009 but had it’s lifetime extended by the NII following the Generation Optimisation (GO) project.  Requirements of this project are the successful completion of outages for both reactors.  This is where the reactor is shutdown to allow maintenance, repair and inspection work to take place.  Reactor 2’s [...]

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Talking About My Generation -

August ’09 My second placement is working for Magnox North at Oldbury Power Station.  Along with Wylfa, it is one of just two sites in the NDA’s portfolio that is still operational.  The site has two reactors which consist of a graphite core and use carbon dioxide as coolant. I am working in the Station [...]

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Marie Curie Glasgow - October 20, 2009

For my footprints placement during my 2nd secondment I’ve been working with Marie Curie Cancer Care in Glasgow. Here I was helping out with the Fundraising team on the current appeal in Glasgow called The Big Build appeal. This is a huge fundraising drive to raise enough cash to build a brand new hospice for [...]

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