James Fisher Nuclear, and its partners secure major decommissioning framework agreement with Sellafield Ltd.

James Fisher Nuclear has been announced as a framework partner, within the CNSL Consortium, with Sellafield Ltd in a multi-million pound ten-year Decommissioning Framework Agreement.

Lot 1 of the Decommissioning Delivery Partnership (DDP) is to provide site remediation and decommissioning services at The Sellafield site. The consortium of James Fisher Nuclear, Jacobs Stobbarts, React Engineering, Shepley Engineers, WYG and Westinghouse Electric Company have been working closely together for 11 years and bring significant capability including integrated project management skills and innovative decommissioning technologies to complex programmes of work. In addition JFN has been providing additional complementary skills and competency in areas such as mechanical and electrical engineering capabilities; and innovative decommissioning solutions, utilising Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs); long-reach tooling capabilities and rig hall facilities.

Dr Paul Read, Managing Director of James Fisher said:

“As recognised leaders in robotics, remote handling and ROVs the team at James Fisher Nuclear has been able to help deliver substantial strategic advantage and decommissioning expertise to the Sellafield programme. Where possible, we base our systems on carefully selected commercially off the shelf
(COTS) equipment for increased reliability and reduced programme costs. And, uniquely, with three rig halls, and areas for full-scale plant mock-ups and support facilities less than 5 miles from Sellafield we can work in a truly collaborative manner to deliver safe, fit for purpose and fully tested solutions and to train operators in their safe and efficient use prior to deployment on site.
With over 130 staff currently working in West Cumbria, recruitment and training programmes for apprentices and graduates and a vibrant local supply chain, JFN is already a significant contributor to the local community. This contract award will ensure this contribution continues and grows.”

Tom Foster, Chief Decommissioning Officer at Sellafield Ltd, said: 

"We look forward to working with CNSL and our other framework partners over the next decade to ensure this work delivers benefits not only on the site but also in the wider community. Everyone in the framework is committed to achieving the best possible socio-economic outcomes in areas such as building skills for young people and ensuring small to medium sized enterprises also benefit from this major investment in decommissioning the site."

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