Amec Foster Wheeler has announced today it has been awarded a four-year contract by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) to provide extensive services in decommissioning, waste management and site characterisation across UK nuclear sites.
Amec Foster Wheeler designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors. Within their nuclear business they employ 3,300 nuclear specialists as part of a workforce of 40,000 employees operating in 50 countries.
Drawing on the company’s experience in clean energy and the environment it’s believed the contract includes:
- Site characterisation, engineering design and delivery of the UK geological disposal facility
- Low level waste repositories in West Cumbria (England) and Dounreay (Scotland)
- Research reactor sites at Harwell and Winfrith
- Decommissioning and radioactive waste management services
- Engineering design and technical support for the NDA’s decommissioning programme
- Safety case management
- Laboratory and experimental researchEnvironmental assessment
The contract is yet to have a value attached to it.
Andy White, vice president of Knutsford-based Amec Foster Wheeler’s Nuclear Services business, said: 'By combining our clean energy and environmental skills we are able to provide a world-class service to the NDA in their drive to manage the UK's nuclear clean-up programme.
'The award also further reinforces our position as one of the world's leading nuclear services companies.'
The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority was established in 2004 and is tasked with overseeing the clean-up and decommissioning of 17 of the UK's civil public sector nuclear sites across the UK.
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