Sellafield is expected to take 120 years to complete its decommissioning process. Credit: via Rumpus PR

Seddon lands £175m Sellafield contract

Over the course of 17 years, Seddon will deliver a series of building fit-out projects geared towards helping the Cumbrian nuclear power plant decommission safely.

The contract, which is valid until March 2039, includes various construction tasks, such as internal walls, flooring, ceiling, painting and joinery.

Seddon is setting up a new office in West Cumbria to support the contract. The company is also aiming to utilise the local supply chain in its projects.

“This an excellent appointment for Seddon as a supply chain partner for the Sellafield site,” said John Shannon, division director of Seddon.

“We pride ourselves on our expertise and have complete faith in our experience to deliver best-of-kind service over the next 17 years,” he continued. “This opportunity will ensure that we, along with other stakeholders, contribute to both the community and regional economy positively over this period.”

Seddon is the fourth company to be appointed to Sellafield by the nuclear facility’s Programme and Project Partners: Doosan Babcock, Kellogg Brown & Root, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, and Jacobs.

Other key delivery contracts were for mechanical and pipework (appointed to Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick and Doosan Babcock); heating, ventilation and air conditioning (awarded to Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick and EJ Parker); and electrical and instrumentation (secured by Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick and NG Bailey).

Peter Hogg, the head of supply chain at PPP, said: “We are very pleased to announce our fourth long-term work partnership for PPP. [Seddon] has never worked ‘inside the fence’ at Sellafield before and that is why the PPP model is different.

“[The PPP model] is providing opportunities to organisations that we have not worked with before, which can provide innovative solutions to meet our long-term needs,” Hogg continued.

“This collaboration, together with Seddon’s supply chain will ensure enhanced project delivery and increased social impact and economic benefits for our communities.”

Sellafield is in the midst of the decommissioning process, which is expected to complete in 2140.

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