Didcot Power Station collapse: New firm to take over recovery work

A new contractor is to take over the ongoing recovery operation at Didcot Power Station in Oxfordshire. The news to replace Coleman & Company with Brown and Mason in the […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A new contractor is to take over the ongoing recovery operation at Didcot Power Station in Oxfordshire.

The news to replace Coleman & Company with Brown and Mason in the next few weeks comes as authorities continue efforts to find the three missing men following the collapse of Didcot A Power Station.

The incident took place on 23rd February. Energy company npower said part of the Boiler House at the former power plant collapsed “while an external demolition contractor was working in it”.

Coleman & Company said it is “hugely disappointing” to end work at the site as “we all wanted to recover our friends and colleagues and return them to their families”.

It added: “It has been explained to us that this decision has been made for reasons of safeguarding employee welfare and the preservation of critical evidence.

“We understand these reasons and our immediate focus is to ensure that we continue with the recovery operation for as long as we are permitted and at the same time, work collaboratively to facilitate a seamless transition so that the recovery operation going forward proceeds without delay.”

The company will remain the Principal Contractor for the wider site.