AREVA : United Kingdom: NDA Extends Sellafield Site Management Contract for
Another Five Years
PARIS -- October 4, 2013
The NDA (Nuclear Decommissioning Authority) announced today the extension of
the contract for the management and operation of the Sellafield site by
Nuclear Management Partners (NMP) for another five years. This joint venture
combines the expertise of URS, AMEC, and AREVA.
NMP, through Sellafield Ltd., manages and operates the site on behalf of the
NDA since 2008. This scope includes reprocessing and waste storage facilities,
the former nuclear power stations Calder Hall and Windscale (Cumbria), as well
as the engineering design centre at Risley (Cheshire).
AREVA brings its expertise in various areas including operations, engineering,
With a workforce of 10,000 people, Sellafield is the largest nuclear site in
the United Kingdom and one of the world’s most complex nuclear sites. Over the
past five years, NMP and Sellafield Ltd. have gained a better understanding of
this challenging project, while achieving important objectives and
efficiencies. Some of operational milestones include the retrieval of spent
fuel from a legacy storage pond and the first returns of High Active Waste to
their country of origin. The site also achieved its best ever industrial
safety performance in 2012.
MORE ABOUT AREVA
AREVA supplies advanced technology solutions for power generation with less
carbon. Its expertise and unwavering insistence on safety, security,
transparency and ethics are setting the standard, and its responsible
development is anchored in a process of continuous improvement.
Ranked first in the global nuclear power industry, AREVA’s unique integrated
offering to utilities covers every stage of the fuel cycle, nuclear reactor
design and construction, and operating services. The group is actively
developing its activities in renewable energies – wind, bioenergy, solar and
energy storage – to become a European leader in this sector.
With these two major offers, AREVA’s 47,000 employees are helping to supply
ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of
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