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Sellafield Lts hits clean-up milestone

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Sellafield Ltd hits clean-up milestone

It’s been a massive effort in challenging times

Praise for employees and supply chain as Sellafield Ltd hits clean-up milestone

One of the UK’s most important nuclear decommissioning projects has taken a giant leap forward.

Workers at Sellafield’s Pile Fuel Storage Pond have now removed half of the solid waste in the facility.

It puts the programme on track to remove almost all radioactive material by 2024.

That would complete a task that began more than a decade ago and retire one of the UK’s biggest nuclear risks.

Even more impressive, the job was finished during the COVID-19 pandemic, using new ways of working to protect people from the virus.

Dorothy Gradden, head of legacy ponds for Sellafield Ltd, said:

“I’m very proud we’ve kept our retrievals operations going during a very challenging year.”

“The dedication and determination of the whole team to deliver this milestone is something we’ll remember for years to come.”

“It’s been a massive effort in challenging times from the Sellafield Ltd team and our supply chain partners.”

“There’s still a huge amount to do but the experience and techniques we’ve built up should make the second half of the job simpler and quicker.”

The Pile Fuel Storage Pond was built in the 1940s to help produce plutonium for Britain’s nuclear deterrent, Sellafield’s original mission.

It was prioritised for clean-up by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in the early 2000s, along with 3 other Sellafield facilities collectively known as the legacy ponds and silos.

An open-air storage pond, it was used to keep spent nuclear taken from Sellafield’s Windscale Pile reactors.

In 2016, the last of its fuel inventory was retrieved, removing 70% of its radioactive inventory.

Getting solid waste like old equipment out of the pond began in 2010. There was an estimated 750 tonnes in the facility originally. The latest milestone means less than 375 tones remain.

Why is this work important?

While crucial in itself, getting this solid waste out has another important benefit.

It frees up floor space to remove material like sludge and debris, meaning the overall rate of retrievals can accelerate.

That acceleration means the pond should be clear of almost all radioactive material by 2024. It will then be ready to be drained of water. The building itself can then also be decommissioned.

If things progress as planned, the pond should be fully drained of water by 2029. The entire facility will then be decommissioned and demolished.

Why is this work challenging?

The work involves removing equipment previously used for underwater fuel reprocessing operations. This is surrounded by radioactive sludge.

Each item has to be assessed for the most suitable and cost-effective route for disposal or storage.

Some are sent to more modern plants at Sellafield for storage, pending final disposal. Items with low levels of radioactivity are disposed of at the UK’s Low Level Waste Repository.

How was it achieved?

The initial focus of the pond clean-up programme was removing the nuclear fuel stored underwater in skips.

‘Mobile’ sludge (sludge that isn’t fixed to a surface) was also an early target. That’s because these items contained most of the radioactivity.

After the fuel was removed in 2016, focus switched to taking out the solid waste.

Remotely operated vehicles have been vital. They ‘swim’ around the pond and can inspect, map, pick up, and move items. They also help deploy bigger tools which can cut up and lift the waste out.

A JCB micro digger was even lowered in at one point to help cut, sort, and segregate the solid waste.

Overhead, a skip handler machine was repurposed to help remove waste. It has successfully completed 3,000 moves to support decommissioning.

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community invited to virtual GDF exhibition

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Community invited to virtual GDF exhibition

A virtual exhibition is now available for Cumbrian residents interested in finding out more about potentially hosting a GDF.

The interactive experience takes visitors to a space with display panels, videos and 360o experience of an underground disposal facility. It has been shared through the Copeland Working Group established last November by local interested parties.

In light of ongoing COVID constraints, the group is focusing on digital channels as it embarks on a programme of activities to understand the views of local people, seek information and identify a search area where geological investigations could be carried out.

We are working alongside working groups to provide factual information about geological disposal and the consent-based process to find a suitable site in England or Wales.

Our Director of Community Engagement and Siting, Simon Hughes, said: “A suitable location for a Geological Disposal Facility will be identified through a consent-based process, led by RWM coordinating Government and its agencies working in partnership with communities. It is underpinned by the consent of a community and ensuring that everyone with an interest has the opportunity to learn about the project to make an informed decision.

During the restrictions placed on us in the pandemic, where we are unable to meet Working Group members or local people individually, the virtual exhibition provides a great resource for people to learn more about GDF, how the siting process works, and how to get involved. It is a starting point rather than a fully comprehensive consideration of all aspects of geological disposal. When the restrictions ease and it is safe to do so, we hope to support the Working Group at events in and around Copeland.”

Copeland Working Group was the first to express an interest in exploring the impact of potentially hosting a deep geological disposal facility (GDF) where the UK’s higher-activity radioactive waste will be disposed of, in line with government policy. Earlier this month, Allerdale Working Group was also established in the neighbouring area and will begin a similar programme of local engagement.

The process is based on finding both a willing community and geology that is suitable for excavating a series of tunnels and vaults up to 1,000 metres deep. Stable rock formations, robust waste packaging and surrounding buffer material together form a series of safe, secure barriers for the UK’s radioactive waste, accumulated through decades of electricity generation, national defence, medical, industrial and research uses.

Welsh Government: Virtual Civil Nuclear Export Market Visit

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Welsh Government: Virtual Civil Nuclear Export Market Visit Germany

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Welsh Government: Virtual Civil Nuclear Export Market Visit

Welsh Government would like to invite your company to participate in its virtual Civil Nuclear export market visit to Germany

Welsh government has just launched our next virtual trade mission. Following on from the promising mission with Canada, we are aiming next for Germany and the opportunities for decommissioning. 

The format for the German mission will be compressed into two afternoon sessions. Each session will be broadly 4 hours each day, with hour-long sessions incorporating a presentation, Q&A, Wales showcase and importantly, a short break between each. 

Why?

Germany has legislated to decommissioning its entire fleet of 23 nuclear reactors. It is also preparing a nuclear waste storage programme. The value of works is estimated to be € 50billion.  There are immediate, live procurements, as well as long term opportunities.

Entry to the German market affords further opportunities with Sweden for 39billion, plus Eastern Europe for further decommissioning

Why participate in a virtual export market visit?

This virtual visit will provide you with the opportunity to showcase your company, gain valuable contacts and build your exports in this market.

By participating in this virtual visit, you will benefit from:

  • Cost effective means of exploring the market without leaving your office or home
  • Overview of the market and an update on the current situation
  • Virtually network and engage with key businesses and decision makers in the market
  • Tailored matchmaking with potential business contacts and decision makers in this market
  • One-to-one support from our in-market representative
  • Inclusion in any digital marketing material

The Cost

The Welsh Government is currently offering free introductory places on its virtual civil nuclear export market visit to Welsh based companies looking to engage with Germany.  This virtual visit includes:

  • Virtual market briefing
  • Arranging virtual meetings with up to 6 business contacts and decision makers in this market
  • One-to-one support from in-market representation
  • Inclusion in any digital marketing material

Your Commitment

The Welsh Government is investing in this mission, so whilst this is free for you to participate, we strongly recommend that you only apply if you can commit to the times for the mission and the subsequent 1-2-1 meetings arranged for you.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 3rd March 2021 and you will receive confirmation within 5 working days thereafter.

WNF Signs MoU with the Sizewell C Consortium

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WNF signs MoU with the Sizewell C Consortium

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WNF Signs MoU with the Sizewell C Consortium

Wales Nuclear Forum are delighted to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sizewell C Consortium.

This follows the MoU signing between the Consortium and Welsh Government last week.

WNF will be ensuring for its Members that once the project commences Welsh businesses will have a fair share. To that end, the Sizewell C Consortium have pledged that £900 million will be invested in Wales during construction creating over 4500 jobs.

Georgia Gascoyne, Director & Chair of WNF said ‘the signing of both of these MoU’s is terrific news for Welsh business and gives us a collective voice in getting involved in the project. Many of our WNF members have signed their businesses up to be part of the Consortium and we urge more to do the same’.

Welsh Government Signs MoU with the Sizewell C Consortium

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Welsh Government signs MoU with the Sizewell C Consortium

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Welsh Government Signs MoU with the Sizewell C Consortium

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by the Welsh Government and the Sizewell C Consortium. The MoU could potentially see an investment of up to £900 million in the Welsh nuclear supply chain and up to 4,700 jobs supported across Wales, if the power station is given the go-ahead.

The Sizewell C Consortium is an organisation of almost 200 businesses and trade unions from the UK nuclear supply chain focused on building the next nuclear power station at Sizewell.

At the point when construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in Somerset nears completion, this MOU sets out the opportunity for Welsh businesses to be part of the supply chain for the next build at Sizewell C.

Wales has a long history of working with the nuclear sector, dating from when Trawsfynydd opened in 1965, and a number of specialist businesses which cater for the sector are based here.

As well as the investment and employment opportunities, this MOU will help to retain the nuclear skills base in Wales that has been reinvigorated through the Hinkley Point C supply chain.

Ken Skates, Economy Minister, said: “Wales has a strong history of nuclear expertise and know-how. A number of businesses across the country are now established parts of the global nuclear supply chain and they are now poised to benefit should Sizewell C be given the go- ahead.

“While we have recently had disappointing news about Wylfa Newydd, we remain committed to that project and the supply chain. This MOU shows how the Welsh expertise in the nuclear industry is in demand and can be used across the UK and further afield.”

Cameron Gilmour, Spokesperson of the Sizewell C Consortium, said: “This MOU is a signal of intent from the nuclear industry that Sizewell C can deliver jobs, skills and long-term economic growth right across Wales. The Consortium – with almost 200 members from across the UK – is determined to build on Wales’ proud nuclear heritage and now stands ready to do so.

We need to continue along the process of approval for Sizewell C in order to deliver the advantages to nuclear suppliers in Wales.”

Joint Statement on behalf of Unite Wales, GMB and Prospect unions: “This is important and timely news for workers and businesses across Wales. From Trawsfynydd through to Wylfa, the nuclear industry has a proud history in Wales. Skills, good jobs and communities have been sustained by it. New nuclear projects are needed now more than ever.

“Sizewell C is ready to go. It will support thousands of skilled jobs in Wales and the development of a world leading industry necessary to deliver the clean, green, transition to net zero. This MOU sets out the potential to grasp it.”

Georgia Gascoyne, Director and Chair of the Wales Nuclear Forum, said: “We are delighted that the Welsh Government is signing an MoU with the Sizewell C Consortium. This shows the level of commitment to ensure that Welsh businesses benefit from the project in the same way as Hinkley Point C.”

Professor Bill Lee FREng, Sêr Cymru Professor and Director of the Nuclear Futures Institute at Bangor University, said: “The Nuclear Futures Institute team at Bangor University is excited to support this nationally important project. We believe all new nuclear build to be of benefit to the UK and will also strengthen North Wales’ nuclear ambitions. The benefits of Sizewell C will be far-reaching and long-lived.”

Media contact for Sizewell C consortium:

Angus Boobbyer, Sizewell C Consortium, 07847 354972, aboobbyer@stonehaven.uk.com

Notes to Editors:

  • * figures based on industry-accepted supply chain modelling from construction at HPC

  • To read the Memorandum of Understanding in full click here.

  • To read how this MoU will affect businesses in Wales, read case studies from:
    o WilliamHare
    o UniversityofBangor

  • The Sizewell C Consortium consists of over 150 leading businesses and Trade Unions from across the UK. More information on the Consortium can be found here: https://www.sizewellcconsortium.com/

  • A Development Consent Order has been submitted to the UK Government for Sizewell C which is currently being examined by the Planning Inspectorate.

  • The Wales Nuclear Forum (WNF) has 60+ members and provides a platform for strategic engagement between the energy industry and Wales based suppliers. See here for more details: https://walesnuclearforum.com/

Wylfa: SMR Chief not the ‘end of the road’ for nuclear site on Anglesey

WNF Signs MoU with the Sizewell C Consortium

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Wylfa: SMR chief says not the ‘end of the road’ for nuclear site on Anglesey

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Wylfa: SMR chief says not the 'end of the road' for nuclear site on Anglesey

Hitachi blow is not the “end of the road” for Wylfa says the chief at the UK’s consortium behind SMR nuclear reactors – but warned the funding model had to change.

Hitachi announced last September they were withdrawing as investors in Wylfa Newydd.

This month they pulled the plug on the planning application for the £16bn plant.

Talks had been taking place with potential new investors but it is understood none of these have moved close to any concrete offer.

Hitachi said that “in the absence of a new funding policy from UK Government” they were moving forward to winding up their nuclear vehicle Horizon Nuclear Power.

While not a shock the latest move has dealt a final blow to Horizon’s ambitions and hopes that the plant could help boost the economy of Anglesey and beyond.

 

But the Interim Chief Executive Officer at UK SMR Consortium Tom Samson spoke to Business Live and gave the message that the site itself remains very much on the agenda for SMR.

UK SMR aims to accelerate deployment of a fleet of small modular reactor power stations across the UK and is led by Rolls-Royce.

He said: “Nuclear can absolutely play a huge role on Anglesey – this is the end of the road for Hitachi but not the end of the road for Wylfa. This remains a good site for nuclear in the UK. Wylfa can be part of the nuclear future in the UK.”

But he said this latest failure showed that the way schemes are funded had to change.

He has first hand experience as chief executive of NuGen – which saw its nuclear scheme at Moorside in Cumbria halted when Japanese multinational Toshiba withdrew support.

Mr Samson said: “The current developer led model is broken, there is no point trying to repeat that, let’s come up with a different model.

“With SMR we have UK technology, we have lots of suitable sites, including two very good ones in North Wales, we have strong support from industry and UK Government, we now need to connect those dots.

“This is a smaller investment than a traditional nuclear plant and build costs will come down over the first few units.

“We are looking at an initial build out fleet of 10 and Wylfa, Trawsfynydd and West Cumbria could host that. We need Government to come up with a siting strategy and a commitment on that first order.”

Small modular reactors are a type of nuclear fission reactor which are smaller than conventional reactors. This allows them to be manufactured at a plant and brought to a site to be assembled

Mr Samson said deployment could come 10 years from that order commitment.

The consortium says it can add £52 billion of value to the UK economy by 2050 if a full fleet of 16 power stations is built and generate a £250 billion export market with job creation of up to 40,000 high-value jobs.

Ynys Mon MP Virginia Crosbie said: “Wylfa remains the best site in the UK for a nuclear power plant. New nuclear technologies such as SMRs and fusion are becoming more viable and established large-scale technologies are being refined all the time.

“The withdrawal of Hitachi – whilst extremely regrettable – does mean that we can explore some of these other options.

“Wylfa is not, by any means, off the table. I have been speaking – and will continue to speak with – Ministers, representatives of the nuclear industry and other stakeholders, in order to pursue my commitment to bring quality employment to the Isle of Anglesey.”

Wylfa nuclear power station

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RWM welcomes launch of second GDF ‘Working Group’

Welsh Government signs MoU with the Sizewell C Consortium

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RWM welcomes launch of second GDF ‘Working

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RWM welcomes launch of second GDF ‘Working Group’

The Working Group in Allerdale, Cumbria, will now begin local discussions about the potential for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF).

Working Group has been formed in Allerdale, Cumbria, to begin discussions about the potential for hosting a deep geological facility for the safe and secure disposal of radioactive waste.

Today’s announcement follows two months after the first group was established in neighbouring Copeland. Chaired independently by Jocelyn Manners-Armstrong, the Allerdale Working Group will now begin local discussions and fact-finding about the potential for the future siting of a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) in Allerdale.

Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) Chief Executive, Karen Wheeler, said: “I’m delighted to see the formation of the GDF Working Group in Allerdale which will start to engage local residents, businesses, and other organisations about the possibility of hosting a GDF. This is the second Working Group to form, following Copeland’s announcement in November, with more planned to come across England in the months ahead.

The formation of a Working Group is a very early step in the process, but it demonstrates real progress is being made towards finding a willing community and suitable site for one of the biggest environmental protection projects of our lifetime – disposing of higher activity waste safely and securely in a GDF.

This is a massive infrastructure investment for a local economy, and a vital project for the UK. It will create thousands of jobs over its lifetime, bringing opportunities to develop a local workforce with the skills and expertise that will be needed. A GDF will also attract further inward investment together with supply chain opportunities over the course of many decades and into the next century.

The group will initially focus on gathering information about the local area and views of the local community, and identifying a Search Area for further detailed consideration. As is the position in Copeland, the Lake District National Park will be excluded.

There is no requirement to make any commitment on future willingness to host a GDF. The Working Group will also identify the initial members of a Community Partnership that will continue these early discussions once a search area is identified, sharing information and working alongside RWM as geological investigations take place.

Setting up a Working Group does not mean a GDF will be built in a particular location. Before any final decision is taken, the community must demonstrate its willingness to host a GDF through a test of public support, and it must be shown that the local area has suitable geology such that a GDF could be constructed safely and securely.

Information about a GDF:

  • Geological Disposal is the internationally recognised way to dispose of higher-activity radioactive waste and involves a series of highly engineered vaults located up to 1,000 metres deep in a suitable rock formation. Combined with manmade barriers, this protects the environment and keeps the waste safe and secure while the radioactivity decays naturally to safe levels.

  • Successive UK governments have endorsed deep geological disposal, and there are similar programmes already under way in Canada, Finland, France, Sweden and Switzerland.

  • Initial construction is likely to span approximately 10 years and employ up to 2,000 people during the peak phase, with underground construction continuing as the facility expands gradually over its operating life of more than 100 years.

  • A GDF is also expected to support thousands of jobs, both at the facility and in the wider supply chain, as well as generating wide-ranging contract opportunities for local businesses.

  • The invitation to open discussions and get involved in the GDF programme remains open to any community organisation, local authority, business or individual in England or Wales.

Sizewell C submits updates to the Planning Inspectorate

Wylfa: SMR chief says not the ‘end of the road’ for nuclear site on Anglesey

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Sizewell C submits updates to the Planning Inspectorate

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Sizewell C submits updates to the Planning Inspectorate

Sizewell C has today, January 12 2021, submitted its proposed changes to the planning application for Suffolk’s proposed new power station.

The changes were proposed following feedback from the two local authorities in the region as well as residents, MPs and other stakeholders and follows a 30-day public consultation, which started on 18 November 2020.

The Project consulted on a series of changes which include increasing rail and sea deliveries during construction to reduce the number of HGVs on local roads.

These new proposals will mean 150 less HGVs on local roads on the busiest day over the peak construction period.

The Project also plans to reduce the use of AONB land on the Sizewell estate by working closely with Sizewell A, which is being decommissioned, and by using existing land within the Sizewell nuclear licensed area for critical buildings that need to be moved to allow construction to get underway.

In addition, a proposed new design to the crossing over the Sizewell Site of Special Scientific Interest will result in less of the SSSI being used for the project. Additional land for the creation of fen meadow to compensate for the loss of fen meadow land has also been identified.

Other steps, outside the Application, that have been taken to improve the benefits for Suffolk include:

  • An increase from 1000 – 1500 apprenticeships.
  • The launch of Young Sizewell C to provide links through education into training and jobs with Sizewell C and other regional companies.
  • A clear pathway for students leaving education now to start work on Hinkley Point C and then return to the Sizewell C project in an advanced role – the first of those apprenticeships have been allocated to students in East Coast College and they are scheduled to start at HPC this year.
  • Allocating our apprenticeship levy to enable local firms to take on apprentices in critical skills areas for the region.
  • We intend to bring the growing Sizewell estate into the management of an independent Environment Trust which will focus on biodiversity and the stewardship of the natural habitat.

Speaking about the updated proposals, Carly Vince, Sizewell C Chief Planner said:  “We continue to listen to local communities and other stakeholders and are grateful for their feedback on these changes which will keep more lorries off Suffolk’s roads.”

Sizewell C will deliver jobs, training and a boost in skills leading to sustainable well-paid careers, which is more vital than ever with the recovery from the pandemic crisis.  Our work with education leaders will equip the next generation of workers with access to those jobs and others in the region.  Our links with local charities working in Opportunity Areas, such as Inspire Suffolk and Access Community Trust, is already underway and will widen the access to fulfilling careers.

Next steps

The Planning Inspectorate will now consider these proposed changes in advance of the examination later this year. Town and parish councils can be assured that the Sizewell C Project is available to answer questions, attend council meetings and will continue to send regular planning briefings to parish clerks of all East Suffolk parishes and SALC.

 

Source: Sizewell C Media Team

WNF sign MoU with OCNI – 29/01/2021

RWM welcomes launch of second GDF ‘Working Group’

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WNF sign MoU with OCNI – 29/01/2021

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WNF sign MoU with OCNI

WALES NUCLEAR FORUM AND ORGANIZATION OF CANADIAN NUCLEAR INDUSTRIES SIGN MOU if COLLABORATION AFTER FOUR-DAY DIGITAL TRADE MISSION

We’re delighted to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the OCNI who represent over 200 Canadian nuclear suppliers after a very successful four-day Wales-Canada Digital Trade Mission. The trade mission was produced in partnership with Welsh Government, Kinetic Cubed and Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries with 42 companies represented to highlight opportunities in both countries for new nuclear construction, reactor refurbishment/life extension, decommissioning, SMR development, medical isotopes and university research collaboration.

The MoU will provide a vehicle for our members to work and collaborate with the Canadian Nuclear Supply Chain.

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Ron Oberth, President and CEO, OCNI

The Sizewell C Consortium mapped

Sizewell C submits updates to the Planning Inspectorate

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The Sizewell C Consortium mapped

WNF INDUSTRY NEWS

Wales Nuclear Forum: Industry News, keeping you informed of important updates and informative information in the sector.

The Sizewell C Consortium mapped

Sizewell C will play a key role in the UK’s green recovery by providing economic benefits to Suffolk and the rest of the country. It will also create green energy for over 6 million homes.

Nearly 90% of jobs in the nuclear sector are based outside London and the South East – bringing jobs and prosperity to the whole of the UK

Our membership is united in making the case for Sizewell C. The project is a vital first step to securing our low carbon future and the prosperity of UK jobs and industry.

Big Carl’s biggest lift ends 2020 at Hinkley Point C

WNF sign MoU with OCNI – 29/01/2021

MEMBERS

Search through our Members list to work with the key Welsh Suppliers for the Nuclear Industry.

The WNF Steering Group is made up of 9 industry leading professionals who champion ideas from members, and take them forward with the Welsh Government to make a significant impact within the Nuclear Industry.

AFFILIATIONS

See the list of WNF Affiliations that are proud to promote and support Welsh-based suppliers within the Nuclear Industry.

For further information on membership or the Wales Nuclear Forum, please contact 

wnf@marickcommunications.co.uk

0161 877 7693

Opening Hours

Mon: 8:30 – 5:30

Tue: 8:30 – 5:30

Wed: 8:30 – 5:30

Thu: 8:30 – 5:30

Fri: 8:30 – 5:30

Sat: CLOSED

Sun: CLOSED