Jacobs Engineering announced that it has been awarded a two-year framework contract from the Engineering Consortium comprising Iberdrola, jointly with its UK subsidiary, Tractebel Engineering from the GDF SUEZ Group.
Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is providing environmental consultancy and engineering support to the Engineering Consortium. The Engineering Consortium is providing support in the areas of site investigation, site characterization, grid connection, preliminary construction services and any other general engineering and consultancy services to Nugen in the development of its new build nuclear power plant project in West Cumbria, United Kingdom.
NuGen, a consortium comprising IBERDROLA and GDF SUEZ, has acquired the option on land next to Sellafield from the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). The consortium has declared its intention to develop up to 3.6GWe of new nuclear power at the West Cumbria site of “Moorside”. The relationship between Jacobs and the EC will provide NuGen with the opportunity to engage a depth of experience in a wide range of relevant services, in support of its business objectives.
In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Bob Irvin said, “We are delighted to support NuGen and Engineering Consortia in the development of this major nuclear new build program in the UK.”