ACTUS wins ILW contract at Trawsfynydd

22 September 2011

ACTUS, a joint venture of AMEC, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, Costain and Babcock, has been awarded a contract for decommissioning solid wastes, wet wastes and Fuel Element Debris Enhanced Retrievals at the Trawsfynydd site in North Wales.

The contract has been awarded under a new ILW framework being operated by Magnox, The Framework will last up to ten years with a total value up to £300million, and covers the retrieval and packaging of ILW at Magnox sites throughout Great Britain

The contract could be worth up to £67 million over for years, ACTUS said.

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.”

Care and maintenance preparations began at Trawsfyndd in 1993 and are due to be completed in 2016, five years earlier than originally planned. From 2025 the site will remain in care and maintenance until 2065, when the waste is deemed safe enough to remove.

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