Cumbria Nuclear Solutions Ltd. (CNSL) Celebrates 10 Years of Decommissioning Success

CNSL celebrates its first annual cricket match (2015) with Friends of Chernobyl’s children, CNSL directors, and Sue Hayman MP
CNSL celebrates its first annual cricket match (2015) with Friends of Chernobyl’s children, CNSL directors, and Sue Hayman MP

This year CNSL celebrates a significant milestone in its history, with the consortium achieving ‘A Decade of Safe Decommissioning’ at Sellafield.

The CNSL consortium consists of six companies, which include; Jacobs Stobbarts, James Fisher Nuclear, React Engineering, Shepley Engineers, WYG and Westinghouse, who have all been instrumental in the successes of the collaboration. CNSL has an unrivalled breadth and depth of decommissioning experience, based on one of the longest-standing collaborations at the Sellafield site. It is here where the consortium has been working in partnership with Sellafield Ltd, to overcome the challenges presented to clean up the site’s legacy facilities.

A number of CNSL’s decommissioning successes featured in the recent BBC documentary with Jim Al-Khalili, who gave an insight into the story of Britain’s nuclear history. All of the consortium’s individual companies have a base in Cumbria and have made significant commitments to the region, providing valuable opportunities to the supply chain, along with skilled jobs for local people.

Nick Houghton, CNSL Director and Chairman, said: “Over the last ten years CNSL’s work with Sellafield has been a fantastic worldwide showcase for the talents and capabilities of Cumbria, delivering safe, innovative and effective nuclear solutions. CNSL are looking forward to growing our links with the local community and continuing to contribute towards the region’s reputation for engineering excellence.”

CNSL are well placed to deliver this objective over the next ten years, as a framework partner on Lot 1 of the Decommissioning Delivery Partnership (DDP), at the heart of the Sellafield site. The DDP has strong ambitions to contribute to the area’s local community, which CNSL are also wholly committed to. This is especially the case over the next 12 months, to celebrate the Consortium’s significant anniversary and successes over ‘A Decade of Safe Decommissioning.’

The first in a series of these community events is the second annual CNSL charity cricket match, which is being held on Friday 8th July, in aid of the Friends of Chernobyl’s Children Charity. Members of the community are encouraged to come down to Cleator Cricket Club from around 13:00hrs and enjoy what promises to be an enjoyable event, whilst raising funds for a fantastic charity.