Frazer-Nash, the systems and engineering technology consultancy, has been awarded a five-year framework contract and three significant work packages by Horizon Nuclear Power, the company which aims to develop and operate around 6,000 MW of new nuclear power stations in the UK by 2025.
Horizon Nuclear Power, a 50:50 joint venture of RWE npower and E.ON UK, has purchased land for the development of nuclear facilities at Oldbury-upon-Severn in South Gloucestershire and at Wylfa, on the Isle of Anglesey. Both sites have been identified as suitable for development in the Government’s draft nuclear National Policy Statement, announced on 9 November 2009.
Frazer-Nash have signed a framework agreement with Horizon Nuclear Power for the provision of regulatory and licensing services for a five-year period from 2010, representing the start of a long term strategic relationship. The framework will initially focus on supporting Horizon’s submissions of Site Licence Applications for the Oldbury and Wylfa sites.
Commenting on the contract wins, Business Manager Paul Deeran said: “The award of these work packages is a testament to the quality and value of the engineering services we provide the nuclear industry. Horizon Nuclear Power, one of the major players in the nuclear new build industry, also represents an important new client for us.
“Frazer-Nash now has significant involvement in the development of the UK’s next generation of nuclear power stations, and these contracts complement our ongoing work for the Health and Safety Executive on the Generic Design Assessment, which is considering the options for nuclear reactor design.”
John Baker, Head of Regulatory & Licensing, Horizon Nuclear Power says: “We are pleased to be working with Frazer-Nash and welcome the company to our team. Site licensing is a pre-requisite for our ambitions to develop around 6,000 MW by 2025 and it is a key priority for our business.”