Magnox and Research Sites Restoration Limited (RSRL) have today entered a period of shadow working where organisational structures will be trialled ahead of a programme to bring together the two companies into one organisation from next year.
The move follows the appointment of Cavendish Fluor Partnership earlier this year, which is tasked with managing all 12 Magnox and RSRL sites for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).
Shadow working will see a common Board and Executive structure trialled and allow for the regulators to test the proposed arrangements. However, the two separate companies will continue to run as two independent organisations until formal relicensing takes place, which is expected next year. At that point the 12 sites will all come together in one company using the entity currently known as Magnox Ltd.
There are no implications for the supply chain or other stakeholders at this stage (including no change to existing communication channels or relationships). A detailed plan of communication will be undertaken before relicensing.
Kenny Douglas, Managing Director of Magnox and RSRL, said: “While shadow working represents an early part of the process, it is a demonstration of the big progress that is being made to ensure the two companies come together to deliver the best value for the NDA and taxpayers. There has been an outstanding amount of effort put in by staff from both RSRL and Magnox to get us to this position, for which they should be justifiably proud. This is a significant step in our change programme and the focus will remain on the safe and secure delivery of the closure programme.”