Sellafield Win Four At Global IChemE Awards

Sellafield Ltd has won four awards at the prestigious Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) event and a highly commended in the Research Project category.

Martin Chown, Chief Executive Officer, Sellafield Ltd said: “These awards are a clear demonstration of the contribution our chemical engineers are making to our purpose and is a testament to our long-standing collaboration with our partners.

“I’m so proud to see that our professional chemical engineering community are doing great things.

“Congratulations to all our deserving winners.”

The annual event celebrates the achievements of chemical engineers around the world.

Joe Hayward, a process responsible engineer in retrievals, picked up the Process Safety Award, for his MSSS entry – helping to solve the site’s decommissioning challenges.

The Team Award was collected by process engineer Kathleen Feller for Collaborating to Develop Nuclear Chemical Engineering Skills entry, which celebrated the collaboration between Sellafield Ltd and Loughborough University in developing the engineering skills and capability.

Simon Malone, a technical assurance manager, came away with a highly commended for his research project SMART Sensors in Can Monitoring.

Chief process engineer, Sellafield Ltd, Elisabeth Cooke said: “Congratulations to all finalists and our own winners.

“This is great achievement for all the authors and winning teams who contributed to representing us at these global awards.

“To be recognised on this scale is tremendous and for all their contributions to make Sellafield a clean and safe environment for future generations.”

The night was topped off with a joint entry as Sellafield Ltd and the National Nuclear Laboratories picking up the Overall Achievement Award for its winning entry Process Flow Smoothing Optimisation of Nationally Critical Nuclear Infrastructure, which was submitted by process engineer, Jack Newton.