Sellafield Ltd has signed contracts on a £1.1 billion deal with a Morgan Sindall and Arup joint venture to provide infrastructure services to the site.
The contract, which will run for an initial five year period but could be extended for a further 10 years, was signed today.
As part of the contract, there is a commitment by the JV to secure a permanent base in West Cumbria; work with local partners on apprenticeships and produce a socio economic plan to identify commitments to the region.
Working in close partnership with Sellafield Ltd, Morgan Sindall and Arup will deliver a programme management and project delivery service for all infrastructure assets, including:
- Steam generation and on-site distribution;
- Electricity generation and on-site distribution;
- Water supply to site and on-site distribution;
- Compressed air generation and distribution;
- Civil infrastructure supporting pipes and cables;
- Drainage network and sewerage treatment plant;
- Roads, bridges and car parks;
- General building facilities such as canteens and laundry.
The ISA is the second in a series of long-term contracts that will be let by Sellafield Ltd under a new acquisition strategy introduced by parent body Nuclear Management Partners.
Morgan Sindall managing director Graham Shennan added: “We are extremely delighted to have completed contract signature on this highly important project. The strong collaboration between all three parties has ensured that good progress has already been made since being selected as preferred delivery partner in October.
Arup director Jim Johnson said: “Signing this contract signifies the beginning of a long-term partnership not just between Sellafield Ltd, Morgan Sindall and Arup but also Arup and West Cumbria.
“We already have a team in place, as well as many trusted and dependable local partners and contractors we can rely on throughout the supply chain.”