UK-based LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) has awarded a four-year framework contract, worth up to £65 million, for the treatment of metallic radioactive waste.
The suppliers on the framework contract are Augean Treatment, Cyclife UK, Tradebe Inutec, Urenco Nuclear Stewardship and Westinghouse.
The scope of the framework is to provide expertise across the full metallic radioactive waste lifecycle, LLWR said. It includes "project management, expert advice, characterisation, site preparations, dismantling, transport, segregation, treatment, and disposal."
“This new framework increases the capability available to our customers," said David Rossiter, head of waste management services for LLWR. "It enables the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority group, and wider UK nuclear industry, to access the full range of world-class capability required to effectively deal with the UK’s nuclear legacy and enhances value for money for the taxpayer."
LLWR's mission is to manage all lower activity wastes arising from the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's decommissioning programme, as well as the provision of treatment and selling services that provide alternatives to disposal. It operates the Low Level Waste Repository at Drigg in Cumbria.
Since 2010, LLWR has recycled over 12,000 tonnes of metal, contributed to significant skyline changes across the nuclear industry and cost savings of £30 million.
Photo: Chapelcross ducts in transit (Credit: NDA/LLWR)