27 January 2016
WYG is part of the Cumbria Nuclear Solutions Ltd (CNSL) consortium that has been awarded a multi-million pound, ten year Decommissioning Framework Agreement by Sellafield Ltd.
The programme, project management and technical consultancy is among six Cumbrian based companies forming CNSL. The consortium, one of the longest standing collaborations at Sellafield, offers an unrivalled breadth and depth of decommissioning experience.
WYG has been working closely with the consortium members for 9 years, providing engineering, project and asset management services, in combination with decommissioning expertise, through a dedicated team of nuclear professionals based at its Cockermouth office.
Andrew Gillespie, WYG’s CNSL Board Director, comments: “We are delighted that CNSL has been selected to be in the framework. WYG’s Cumbrian roots are very much implanted in the nuclear sector. We have a long standing and successful history working with Sellafield and all our consortium partners in one of the longest standing consortia involved in the nuclear sector. This continued collaboration will push the decommissioning agenda forward, facilitating the vital cleaning up of historic nuclear sites.”
Stuart Mercer, WYG’s Nuclear Engineering Director, adds: ”The Decommissioning Delivery Partnership (DDP) Lot 1 is a proposed ten-year (5+5) framework agreement for safely discharging decommissioning delivery activity at the Sellafield site. It is an important part of our strategy for growing our long established nuclear capability. DDP Lot 1 is a new agreement to replace Sellafield’s existing Decommissioning Framework Agreement (DFA2) which has been successfully delivered by WYG as part of CNSL, with additional scope including: strategic programme planning, solution innovation and risk reduction support.”
Tom Foster, Chief Decommissioning Officer at Sellafield Ltd, said:
"The Decommissioning Delivery Partnership is going to be a crucial part of our mission to reduce the risk on the Sellafield site by getting waste out of high-hazard facilities as soon as possible.
"We look forward to continuing to work with WYG through CNSL over the next decade to ensure this work delivers benefits not only on the site but also in the wider community. Everyone in the framework is committed to achieving the best possible socio-economic outcomes in areas such as building skills for young people and ensuring small to medium sized enterprises also benefit from this major investment in decommissioning the site."
The CNSL consortium comprises James Fisher Nuclear, React Engineering, Shepley Engineers, Jacobs Stobbarts, Westinghouse Electric Company, and WYG.