Magnox offers eight-year waste contract

Daresbury-based nuclear contractor Magnox North is to appoint a waste retrieval contractor on a power station decommissioning clean-up in North Wales in a deal that could be worth as much as £120m.

The unusually large framework agreement – most are under five years – reflects the scale of the service provided and "allows the successful organisation to make a sufficient return on investment in terms of time, effort, cost and resources employed in its performance of the service. The term also provides sufficient commitment to the successful organisation to allow a partnership relationship to be built and optimised."

The contract will last for an initial four years with two possible extensions of two years and covers the Trawsfynydd power station in Gwynedd. Trawsfynydd is one of three nuclear power stations being decommissioned by Magnox North.

The framework will address the retrieval, processing and placing into storage containers of intermediate level waste at Trawsfynydd focusing on solid waste and pond wall off-scouring and wet waste such as sludges and solidified epoxy resin.

The range of the contract stretches from £40m to £120m depending on activity undertaken and duration.

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