Amec Foster Wheeler wins Sellafield waste contract

30 April 2015

Amec Foster Wheeler has won a 10-year contract to supply radioactive waste analysis to the Sellafield site in Cumbria.

Under the multi-million pound contract, awarded by Sellafield Limited, Amec Foster Wheeler will perform laboratory-based analysis to characterise waste from the site's extensive decommissioning programme. These analyses will determine the radioactive and chemical make-up of the waste, which will then allow disposal of the waste via the safest and most cost-effective means.

"Our laboratories have been delivering high quality, reliable analysis results since the 1980s and this award confirms our position as a leading provider of decommissioning services to the UK nuclear industry," commented Greg Willetts, Consultancy Director of Amec Foster Wheeler's Clean Energy Europe business.

Amec Foster Wheeler says it will be investing in new equipment and laboratory infrastructure to deliver the contract. It will also increase employment within the laboratory, including through expansion of the company's laboratory technician apprentice scheme.

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