Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station
Horizon Nuclear Power
Air quality monitoring Meteorological data collection
Caulmert has been awarded a two-year project to monitor airborne salt at the proposed £14bn Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station on the Isle of Anglesey.
The environmental study monitors the levels of salt in the air on site and the effects it may have on a range of materials and coatings.
Caulmert’s research, carried out in partnership with global consultancy Amec Foster Wheeler, will help project developer Horizon ensure its construction machinery and equipment, is suitably protected from the local environment.
In addition to measuring degradation caused by airborne salt, the study involves monitoring salt deposition rates and the concentration of salt in the air. Caulmert is also analysing and recording meteorological data from an on-site weather station.
The construction period of the power station will span a number of years, thus it is essential that research is undertaken to explore the potential local environmental impacts and look to match the equipment specification accordingly.