Magnox becomes NDA subsidiary

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has announced that Magnox Ltd will become a subsidiary of the NDA from 1 September 2019. The move is part of a move by the NDA to bring the top tier of decommissioning under its direct control while continuing to contract out the work on each site to industry through numerous smaller contracts.

The NDA’s Chief Executive, David Peattie, said “This decision marks a new approach to managing the 12 Magnox sites but is consistent with a similar change we made at Sellafield in 2016, where the simplified approach is resulting in more efficient decommissioning progress.”

This follows the decision to end the contract with Cavendish Fluor Partnership to run Magnox last year. Both moves were made with the approval of the Government.

Magnox Ltd is responsible for operations at the sites of 10 former Magnox nuclear power stations, 2 nuclear research sites and 1 hydroelectric plant in the UK.