HALEF partnership awarded Sellafield contract

HALEF, a partnership comprising AMEC, Balfour Beatty and AREVA, announced today that it has been awarded the Early Contractor Engagement phase by Sellafield Limited for the Highly Active Effluent Facility project.

The Sellafield Limited total scheme budget is in excess of £250 million.

The initial phase is a two year project definition, design and cost programme which will commence immediately, followed by, on satisfactory completion and there still being a business requirement, a four year procurement construction and commissioning phase, due to start in mid 2012.

Commenting on the award today chairman of the HALEF JV Board, Clive White said:

“We are delighted to have been awarded this Early Contractor Engagement contract and look forward to working in close partnership with Sellafield Limited.

“This an important project on the Sellafield site requiring the skills of a highly competent, experienced nuclear team and we look forward to developing a world-class project”? “

The Highly Active Liquid Effluent Facility is a new facility to store radioactive waste, which arises from nuclear processing operations, comprising a series of high integrity highly active storage tanks in a seismically qualified reinforced concrete building.