ACTUS £67 million decommissioning contract at Trawsfynydd

ACTUS, a joint venture of AMEC, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, Costain and Babcock, has been awarded a contract worth up to £67 million over four years, by Magnox Limited.

The work has been awarded to the ACTUS joint venture as part of an Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) framework contract and involves decommissioning across three waste streams  – solid wastes, wet wastes and FEDER (Fuel Element Debris Enhanced Retrievals) at the Trawsfynydd site in North Wales.

The groundbreaking approach within the nuclear decommissioning industry has set exemplary standards for decommissioning nuclear facilities.  It has been assessed by ‘Constructing Excellence’ as an exemplar of multi-partnership working within the nuclear sector.

Dave Wilson, Trawsfynydd’s Site Director, said: “This is a significant award and one which will help Magnox deliver the site into early care and maintenance – in line with our Optimised Decommissioning Plan.  We look forward to working closely with the ACTUS JV.”

Clive White, Vice President of AMEC’s Nuclear Business, said: “This is a significant milestone and cements the JV at the forefront of one of the key areas of focus for Magnox in the UK decommissioning programme. I am confident that the skill and expertise of the ACTUS members will deliver a world class service for a very important customer.”

Gary Mandel, Jacobs Executive Vice President, added: “We see these new work packages as a great opportunity to develop our collaborative working relationship with Magnox, to strive for world class performance by effectively leveraging our collective skills, experience and best practices.”

Darren James, Costain Managing Director, Infrastructure Division, said: “This is just the start of the next series of challenges similar to those the team has already successfully navigated at Trawsfynydd.”

“ACTUS understands the bar is now raised even higher and there will be no complacency in the pursuit of the client’s goals our work will help achieve.”

John Parr, Director of Projects, Babcock Nuclear Business Unit, said: “Magnox and the NDA will be gaining the ACTUS team’s collective in-depth knowledge and extensive experience, plus significant involvement from the wider supply chain, enabling full benefit to be derived in terms of cost-effective and innovative solutions.”

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