AMEC JV wins UK Magnox ILW contract

A joint venture of AMEC, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc and Costain, is one of six organisations awarded a framework contract by Magnox Limited to provide waste retrieval, processing and filling services at eight of their nuclear power station sites across the UK.

The joint venture is one of only three to have secured a contract for both solid and wet wastes and it now enables the selected companies to bid for specific projects under the Magnox ILW Management Programme (MIMP).

The work involves the retrieval and processing of both wet and solid intermediate level radioactive waste (ILW) across all the Magnox sites in the UK and the joint venture’s scope of services includes the design, construction, commissioning and operation of facilities that retrieve and package ILW, together with the de-contamination of associated facilities.

The partners have previously worked together as an integrated team on a variety of environmental clean-up services at Trawsfynydd in Wales, one of the UK’s major nuclear decommissioning projects.

Mike Saunders, President of AMEC’s Power & Process Europe Business, said: “This is a significant award. It calls for the specialist skills and experience that the members of the joint venture possess and it is vital that we deliver a world class service for the customer.

“It also provides further evidence of our commitment to provide extensive clean-up and waste management experience and capability to support the reduction of the UK’s nuclear legacy.”

Gary Mandel, Jacobs Executive Vice President, added: “This latest contract shows the strength of the alliance that we have developed with AMEC and Costain over the last five years.

“Jacobs looks forward to continuing a successful and efficient partnership with the joint venture. Together, we are well prepared to transfer the positive experience of the Trawsfynydd programme to these additional Magnox projects around the UK.”

Darren James, Costain Managing Director, Infrastructure Division, said that the award confirms the value placed in this joint venture by Magnox and is looking forward to deploying its expertise across the remainder of the Magnox sites as it meets the challenges of accelerated decommissioning.

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