Sellafield said on 9 May that its Programme and Project Partners (PPP) model is set to revolutionise project delivery through newly established long-term partnerships. The partnership is made up of four ‘lots’, and the contracts have been awarded to: Kellogg Brown and Root Ltd (KBR) as Integration partner; Wood as Design and Engineering partner; Morgan Sindall as Infrastructure – Civils Construction Management partner and Doosan Babcock Ltd as Process Construction Management partner.

Sellafield Ltd will work collaboratively with the  partners, to deliver major projects in support of the site’s 100-year decommissioning programme. Sellafield said the new approach would support the transformation of the company from a nuclear operator into a world leader in environmental remediation. It will support faster, more effective project delivery, stability in design and construction supply chains, greater workforce flexibility, and local economic benefit.

Sellafield Ltd CEO Paul Foster  said, “The award of the PPP contracts marks the start of a new, and very different, journey for Sellafield Ltd and our supply chain partners. Our number one priority is making Sellafield safer, sooner, and a key part of this is establishing closer relationships with other expert organisations.”

Sellafield Ltd, the organisation responsible for the safe operation and clean-up of the Sellafield site in Cumbria, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). Sellafield is the largest nuclear complex in Western Europe where work is underway to decommission some of the world’s oldest and most complex atomic facilities including  Calder Hall, the world’s first commercial nuclear reactor built in the 1950s, and the Windscale Advanced Gas-cooled reactor.

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