OneAIM, a joint venture of Amec Foster Wheeler and Interserve, has been awarded a framework contract to support reprocessing plants and facilities at the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria, UK.
Valued at £160m over four years, operations site works cover engineering support services for asset care and maintenance.
Under the contract, OneAIM will produce cost-efficiencies for Sellafield Limited, which is responsible for reprocessing, decommissioning and nuclear waste management.
Interserve has worked with Sellafield for 17 years, supporting the firm in major projects.
Interserve managing director of infrastructure and industrial Guy Bruce said: “Having worked in the nuclear sector for more than 65 years, we’re extremely well equipped to deal with the challenges that operating in such an environment presents.
“Our team of experts carry out their day-to-day responsibilities with the level of precision and care required at a reprocessing plant, using their skills and knowledge to manage customer projects in a safe and efficient way.
“The nature of work at Sellafield also requires flexibility to scale up activity to deliver complex multidisciplinary projects. Our longstanding relationship with Sellafield has given us an in-depth understanding of its unique needs, allowing us to work with our partners Amec Foster Wheeler to tailor the service we provide.”
Amec Foster Wheeler president of clean energy Clive White said: “Winning the Operations Site Works framework reflects our strategy to extend the range of services we provide to Sellafield Limited.
“We welcome the opportunity of taking a greater role in the full project lifecycle, focusing on delivering safe, efficient and predictable outcomes and supporting Sellafield Limited in its cost-efficiency objectives, while also having a positive social impact on communities, skills and growth in Cumbria.
“The combination of Amec Foster Wheeler and Interserve creates a highly capable vehicle that will work to bring international best practice and value-driven solutions to the Sellafield mission.”