JV wins Sellafield site works contract

OneAIM, a joint venture between Amec Foster Wheeler and Interserve, has won a key framework contract to support reprocessing plants and facilities at the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria.

Operations Site Works, which is worth up to £160m over four years, covers engineering support services for asset care and maintenance.

OneAIM’s participation in the full project lifecycle is designed to produce greater cost-efficiencies for Sellafield Ltd, the company responsible for reprocessing, decommissioning and nuclear waste management.

Both halves of the JV has extensive experience in the sector. AFW’s existing work at Sellafield includes Lot 3 of the Decommisioning Delivery Partnership, a 10-year £125m framework to support accelerated clean-up, membership of the Axiom alliance, and delivery in a separate joint venture of the Box Encapsulation Plant, a £600m project to tackle the site’s most hazardous legacy facilities.

Interserve has worked with Sellafield for 17 years, supporting it during major projects such as the opening of the new Evaporator D facility.

Clive White, president of AFW’s clean energy arm, said: “We welcome the opportunity of taking a greater role in the full project lifecycle, focusing on delivering safe, efficient and predictable outcomes and supporting Sellafield Limited in its cost efficiency objectives, while also having a positive social impact on communities, skills and growth in Cumbria.

“The combination of Amec Foster Wheeler and Interserve creates a highly capable vehicle that will work to bring international best practice and value-driven solutions to the Sellafield mission.”

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