NUVIA, as the leader of the ORCHID consortium of companies, has won a place on a four-year contract to deliver engineering design support to the UK's Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) as part of its High Activity Waste (HAW) Framework.
The contract will allow the ORCHID team to provide "substantial support" to RWM as they move forward in developing a repository for the disposal of high activity waste from the UK nuclear sector, Nuvia said.
The ORCHID consortium comprises Nuvia, Orano Projects, WSP, National Nuclear Laboratories (NNL) and Gardiner and Theobald LLC supported by specialist suppliers including NIS, Optima Systems Consultancy and Risktec.
“This is an excellent opportunity for NUVIA, and its partners within ORCHID, to play an important role in the design of this vital waste management facility to the UK Nuclear Industry during an important phase in its development,” said Ian Wigginton, head Of delivery for Nuvia Consulting and the contract manager.
Nuvia said the contract aligns well to its strategic objectives and builds upon its expertise and experience across both engineering design and radioactive waste consultancy.
Photo: Illustrative design of the above surface Geological Disposal Facility. NDA/RWM Copyright.