Joint venture wins Sellafield clean-up contract

A joint venture between Amec Foster Wheeler and Interserve has won a contract to support nuclear reprocessing at Sellafield. OneAIM will cover engineering support services for asset care and maintenance […]

By Jonny Bairstow

A joint venture between Amec Foster Wheeler and Interserve has won a contract to support nuclear reprocessing at Sellafield.

OneAIM will cover engineering support services for asset care and maintenance at the nuclear decommissioning site in Cumbria for the next four years, at a value of up to £160 million.

The work is expected to produce greater cost-efficiencies for the facility.

Amec Foster Wheeler’s existing work at Sellafield includes a 10-year, £125 million framework to support accelerated clean-up of the site, as well as the delivery of the Box Encapsulation Plant, a £600 million initiative to deal with one of the site’s most hazardous buildings.

The firm also has a 10-year contract for laboratory-based analysis of waste.

Interserve has worked with Sellafield for 17 years, supporting major projects such as the opening of the new Evaporator D facility, which has expanded the site’s capacity for processing nuclear waste.

Clive White, President of Amec Foster Wheeler Clean Energy, 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.”