US-based Jacobs announced it has been awarded an extension to its Project Management Resources (PMR) contract with EDF Nuclear Generation, operator of the UK’s nuclear power plants.
The Jacobs team will continue to support the stations, which account for about 17% of the country’s electricity output, a statement said.
The scope involves supporting the seven advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) stations, including the transition from generation to defueling, and the long-term operation programme for the Sizewell B pressurised water reactor.
EDF estimates the value of the April 2022-March 2024 extension "at more than $44 million (£32.5 million)," Jacobs said, adding that it supports work for more than 150 project management specialists.
“The agreement to extend was made ten months in advance, reflecting EDF’s confidence in Jacobs and our record of successful delivery,” said Jacobs Energy, Security and Technology Senior Vice President Karen Wiemelt. “We will assist EDF to maximize generation from these vital national assets for the remainder of their operating lives and to transition smoothly toward defueling and decommissioning.”
Heysham 2 nuclear power station (Photo credit: EDF Energy)