A nuclear plant placed a 30-foot retaining wall on the north side of its site. This wall required implementation of compensatory measures. Burns & McDonnell provided a two-phase study to address the immediate need to eliminate the compensatory measures and reduce operation and maintenance costs. Our engineers worked hand-in-hand with the plant's security staff to evaluate and recommend the best option to eliminate the compensatory measures.
With the phase 1 recommended solutions in place, the plant received outstanding results on its Force-on-Force inspection. The second phase report provided multiple options that built upon the implemented recommendations from phase 1. The options provided cost savings ranging from $1.5 million to $4 million a year with a return on investment in a two- to five-year period.