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Fluor and Bechtel bid for BNG

AMERICAN engineering giant Fluor has made a bid worth up to £400 million to take over Britain's main nuclear decommissioning business, the British Nuclear Group.

Another US firm, Bechtel, is also believed to be working up a bid for the decommissioning company, in preparation for the £70 billion of nuclear clean-up work set to be released to the market in the next few years.

Bechtel had previously been barred from bidding for BNG because it was the principal firm involved in preparing advice on decommissioning for the Department of Trade and Industry.

A BNG spokesman said: 'We have received a letter outlining their bid from Fluor, but not from Bechtel.

We are now looking to discuss the offer with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the Government.'