§ Frank Cook
e Secretary of State for Energy (1) how much the new capital project known as FACET (facility for enhancement throughput of fuels and pins) for Sellafield will cost; how it was approved; and whether he will make a statement;
(2) how many fast reactor stations the new facility for Sellafield known as FACET (facility for enhancement throughput of fuels and pins) is expected to service; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Goodlad
The facility for enhanced throughput for experimental fast reactor fuel (FACET) is a laboratory scale manufacturing plant being constructed by the UKAEA as part of the Research and Development programme on fast reactor fuel development. When complete in 1988, it will enable the UKAEA to manufacture experimental fuel of advanced designs for evaluation in the Prototype Fast Reactor at Dounreay. It will have the capability to manufacture up to eight sub-assemblies a year. The scheme is expected to cost £2.7 million and was approved under the programme letter arrangements that I described on 21 January 1986 at column217–218.