Sellafield awards four contracts for nuclear site decommissioning project in UK


May 11, 2019 – Sellafield, a nuclear decommissioning site licence company (SLC) controlled by the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), has awarded a 20-year contract to four organisations, which will help deliver the decommissioning programme at the site in Cumbria.

The Sellafield nuclear site, the largest nuclear complex in Western Europe, consists of one of the most complex portfolios of construction projects in the world, stretching over decades. The 2mi² site has more than 1,000 buildings.

The programme and project partners (PPP) model is expected to transform project delivery at Sellafield through the new long-term partnerships and support the transformation of the company from a nuclear operator into a leader in environmental remediation.

The partnership comprises four lots and the contracts have been awarded to: Kellogg Brown and Root as integration partner; Wood as design and engineering partner; Morgan Sindall Infrastructure as civils construction management partner; and Doosan Babcock as process construction management partner.

Sellafield will work with the four partners to deliver major projects supporting the 100-year decommissioning programme.

The new approach is expected to support faster, more effective project delivery, stability in design and construction supply chains, greater workforce flexibility, and local economic benefit.

The company said that within the next year it will complete the reprocessing mission, and focus will be on high hazard and risk reduction.

Sellafield CEO Paul Foster said: “The award of the PPP contracts marks the start of a new, and very different, journey for Sellafield Ltd and our supply chain partners.

“Our number one priority is making Sellafield safer, sooner, and a key part of this is establishing closer relationships with other expert organisations.

“Working side by side with our 4 long-term partners, as one team, will help transform the way we deliver projects safely, quickly, and cost effectively.

“The new approach also provides huge opportunities for our communities, through 20 years of sustainable employment in the design and construction supply chain, enhancing the skills of the workforce, while helping realise the economic ambitions of our community, to achieve its unlimited potential.

“I’d like to congratulate Kellogg Brown and Root Ltd, Wood Nuclear Limited, Morgan Sindall Construction and Infrastructure Ltd and Doosan Babcock Ltd.”



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