Sellafield boost for demo firms

Clean-up programme extended to 2026.

Industry news portal The Construction Enquirer is reporting that Sellafield has extended contracts to 2026 with seventeen firms it selected three years ago to deliver its £500 million clean-up programme in Cumbria. That announcement will be welcome news to the handful of UK demolition companies that stand to gain from the extended programme.

So far the six alliances and joint ventures on the Decommissioning Delivery Partnership have delivered £385m worth of work and recorded 4.5m hours without a lost-time accident.

The future pipeline projects include completing demolition of the infamous 110m tall Windscale pile chimney, scene of Britain’s worst nuclear accident, and clearing land and removing the heat exchangers around the redundant Calder Hall reactors and turbine halls.

This work will be carried out by several joint-venture companies:

  • Integrated Decommissioning Solutions (comprising Atkins, Altrad Hertel, North West Projects, Westlakes Engineering and Inglenorth)
  • Nexus Decommissioning Alliance (Costain, Mott Macdonald, Nuvia, Squibb Group)
  • ADAPT (Orano, Doosan, Atkins and Keltbray)
  • Cumbria Nuclear Solutions (Jacobs, React, James Fisher Nuclear, Shepley Engineers, Westinghouse, WYG Engineering and JBV Demolition).

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