How we use Cookies

Cumbria Nuclear Solutions wins Sellafield contract

A CONSORTIUM of businesses has sealed a multi-million pound deal for the next stage of the decommissioning work on the Sellafield nuclear power station site.

A CONSORTIUM of businesses has sealed a multi-million pound deal for the next stage of the decommissioning work on the Sellafield nuclear power station site.

Cumbria Nuclear Solutions Ltd (CNSL), a consortium comprising of James Fisher Nuclear Ltd, React Engineering Ltd, Shepley Engineers Ltd, Stobbarts Ltd, WYG Engineering Ltd and Westinghouse Electric Company, has been awarded the four-year Decommissioning Framework Agreement by Sellafield Ltd.

The framework is estimated to be worth around £30m per year over four years. The team are expecting to commence their first project within the coming weeks.

CNSL won the contract after working on a number of large contracts at home and abroad. The consortium members have access to around 16,500 staff. This most recent contract award follows the successful completion of the first four-year Decommissioning Framework Agreement which CNSL won against competition from multinational companies and consortia in 2006.

During the first framework, the team delivered a number of projects including the deployment of size-reduction techniques and contamination control measures to strip out a highly active cell which was large enough to house the US Statue of Liberty.

Other projects included the removal of redundant ventilation systems, R&D to develop remote and semi-remote handling technology, and the design, manufacture, trialling and deployment of equipment for the retrievals of sludge samples from a sludge storage tank.

 

Journalists

Dan Warburton
Chief News Reporter
David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Adrian Pearson
Regional Affairs Correspondent
Angela Upex
Head of Business
Mark Douglas
Chief Sports Writer
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer