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Newcomer Costain bags huge nukes deal

COSTAIN has claimed a major £90 million nuclear decommissioning deal at Sellafield in Cumbria, just three years after entering the sector.

The contractor will design and build a fourth evaporator at the power plant for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

The facility, which evaporates excess liquid from nuclear sludge in the clean-up process, will be housed in an extension to Sellafield's current evaporation and storage plant.

Business development director Stephen Wells said: 'This is the culmination of three years of hard work for our nuclear business. We're looking at a lot of other opportunities in the sector.'

The company will begin design work immediately, with construction work on the three-year scheme beginning late next year.