The Low Level Waste Repository, West Cumbria
Richard Bell

Amec Foster Wheeler secures £4m nuclear waste framework contracts

Engineering giant Amec Foster Wheeler has secured two framework contracts worth a combined £4m from the firm that manages the UK’s lower level radioactive waste.

The deals, signed with Cumbria-based LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR), will see Amec Foster Wheeler provide environmental safety case (ESC) services and waste characterisation and assurance support (WCASS).

LLWR is the operator of the UK’s Low Level Waste Repository in West Cumbria, which it runs on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

The firm also oversees the management of lower activity waste throughout the country.

Under the ESC framework, Amec Foster Wheeler will be the sole supplier of hydrogeological and geological support, and one of four providing general technical support.

The contract will generate an estimated £2m in revenue during the next four years.

The WCASS framework, which is also expected to be worth around £2m over four years, will include the provision of analytical support services and environmental monitoring support from Amec Foster Wheeler’s full-service analytical laboratories.

Andy White, vice president for decommissioning at Amec Foster Wheeler’s Clean Energy business, commented: “The award of these frameworks reflects the high value placed on the technical expertise of our people.

“LLWR has been a valued customer for many years and our understanding of their business enables us to play an integral part in the cost-effective management of UK waste streams.”

He added: “These wins advance Amec Foster Wheeler’s strategy to expand our share of work on radiological and waste management programmes in Europe.”

Amec Foster Wheeler’s Clean Energy business currently employs over 1,300 people across the North West, primarily at sites in Knutsford and Birchwood and at Sellafield and Barrow in Cumbria.

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