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Doosan Babcock secures 20-year contract on Sellafield Programme and Project Partnership (PPP)

Chamber News, Member News 9th May 2019

Doosan Babcock has today, Thursday 9th May, signed a contract to become the Process Construction Management partner in a 20-year alliance arrangement with Sellafield Ltd.

This contract is one of four which form the new Programme and Project Partnership, creating long term, collaboration based relationships with Sellafield Ltd and our three partners. It aims to transform project delivery for the Sellafield site which involves one of the most complex portfolios of construction projects in the world.

Within the PPP Alliance the company has primary responsibility as the Construction Management partner for major projects with a Process plant bias.1
1. PPP Alliance is made up of four partners: Integration – Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) Ltd; Design and Engineering – Wood Nuclear Limited; Civils Construction Management – Morgan Sindall Construction and Infrastructure Ltd; Process Construction Management – Doosan Babcock Ltd

Andy Colquhoun, CEO of Doosan Babcock commented:

“This contract is testament to our outstanding track record of delivering work across the Sellafield site safely and successfully for many years.

“We are delighted to have signed the contract on PPP and look forward to collaborating with Sellafield Ltd and the other three partners to meet the significant decommissioning challenges which lie ahead.

“We have been part of the community in the Sellafield and West Cumbria area for over 60 years and look forward to expanding and developing our relationships in the community over the next 20 years and beyond.”

About Doosan Babcock

Doosan Babcock is a specialist in the delivery of engineering, aftermarket and upgrade services to the nuclear, thermal, oil and gas, petrochemical and process sectors. With a focus on the delivery of low-carbon technologies and an industry leading project management capability, the company builds, maintains and extends the life of customer assets worldwide.

With over 65 years of experience, the company has been at the heart of the UK nuclear sector since supplying steam-raising equipment to the world’s first commercial nuclear power station at Calder Hall. In the intervening decades it has supplied plant and expertise to all nuclear plants during operation and decommissioning activities.

For more information about Doosan Babcock, please visit www.doosanbabcock.com

About Sellafield Ltd

Sellafield Ltd is the organisation responsible for the safe operation and clean-up of the Sellafield site in Cumbria, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Sellafield is the largest nuclear complex in Western Europe. We deliver a nationally-important mission, ensuring the safety and security of the UK’s nuclear legacy and progressively decommissioning some of the world’s oldest atomic facilities.

Within the next year we will complete our reprocessing mission, and our focus will be entirely on high hazard and risk reduction.

The site is two square miles with over 1000 buildings. Although the site is effectively being dismantled, it is a hive of construction activity and as old facilities are decommissioned, new ones need to be built to store nuclear waste.

The decommissioning programme will run for over 100 years, so access to all skills, innovation and supply chain is crucial to ensure this is done safely and securely.

More information available at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/sellafield-ltd

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