Heavyweight concrete acts as shielding from hazardous materials for nuclear and medical purposes. The higher the density of the concrete, and the thicker it is, the more effective the material is at reducing the radiation’s intensity. We can create bespoke solutions using heavy natural aggregates with a higher density than our normal blocks to reduce this radioactivity. A higher density concrete means a thinner wall can be used, saving space on-site.
At Sizewell A nuclear power station we supplied a number of Alfablocs® to construct a shield wall to reduce ‘shine’ or radiation. The power station is currently being decommissioned, with interlocking Alfablocs® being used to surround the active waste facility building during this process.
Our experienced sales team is always on hand to help and advise you on the features and benefits of all of our bespoke concrete products. We would be more than happy to help you discuss the wide variety of options on offer.Contact us