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Wood wins $1 billion contract to help decommission Sellafield nuclear site

09/05/2019
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International energy services firm Wood has been awarded a $1 billion design and engineering contract to help decommission the UK’s most complex nuclear site; Sellafield. The contract will involve Wood providing engineering design services to the site over the next 20 years.
The Sellafield site is one of the UK's most complex nuclear decommissioning projects.
(The Sellafield site is one of the UK’s most complex nuclear decommissioning projects. Image via Wood).

The company has been selected as part of Sellafield Ltd’s new Programme and Project Partners (PPP) procurement model. Sellafield Ltd has designed PPP as a ‘game changer’ for the supply chain, creating long-term relationships with selected partners, developing closer working practices, and delivering projects faster without compromising safety standards.

Commenting on the contract award, Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood’s Specialist Technical Solutions business, said:

“This is a fantastic endorsement of Wood’s ability to meet the most complex nuclear decommissioning challenges. We already have a deep, shared history with Sellafield and this new appointment provides a platform for us to assist with safe and secure operation and clean-up over the next two decades. This award reflects a highly collaborative approach that we adopt to achieve shared outcomes with customers and partners. We are looking forward to working with Sellafield and out partners to maximise socio-economic benefits for local communities”.

Wood will provide the front-end design and engineering capability and services required to deliver a portfolio of major projects and site wide project delivery improvements. A key element of the Design and Engineering Partner’s role will be working with the other lot partners for Integration, Civils Construction and Process Construction to optimise design, constructability, and overall project delivery.

The contract award to Wood is one of multiple capital projects being delivered across the Sellafield site with a combined value of $6 billion.

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