Amec Foster Wheeler has secured a new agreement, worth £125 million to provide long-term operational support to EDF Energy Nuclear Generation’s fleet of UK reactors.

The Technical Support Alliance 3 (TSA3) agreement runs for five years, with the option to extend for a further five. It follows similar frameworks TSA1 and TSA2 between Amec Foster Wheeler and EDF Energy.

Amec Foster Wheeler said the framework is expected play a “key role” in major station upgrades and enhancements, compliance-related activities, and fleet-critical projects. The company expects the contract to generate annual revenues of between £25m and £30m.

Clive White, President of Amec Foster Wheeler's Clean Energy business, noted: "Amec Foster Wheeler's deep technical knowledge and strong track record in project delivery are crucial to our continued support for EDF Energy's UK stations, which are producing more electricity than at any time since 2003.

Stuart Crooks, EDF Energy's Managing Director Generation, said: "Amec Foster Wheeler has worked in partnership with EDF Energy for a number of years and shares our vision for zero harm, exceptional nuclear safety performance, and world record-breaking results. The support of all our strategic partners is an important factor as we continue to operate our nuclear stations to the highest standards, providing secure, low-carbon, affordable power for the UK."

Photo: Sizewell B, the UK's only PWR (Credit: EDF Energy)