The AREVA-Doosan-Atkins joint venture has joined Sellafield Ltd’s Decommissioning Delivery Partnership (DDP) under a framework agreement for Lot 1 which involves decommissioning and maintenance work on a broad range of facilities on the Sellafield site, including the legacy Pile Fuel Storage Pond (PFSP), the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo (PFCS) and Calder Hall. The agreement is expected to have a 10-year duration.
Bringing together three of the world’s leading nuclear companies – AREVA, Doosan Babcock and Atkins – the framework agreement will see the companies deliver integrated design and decommissioning solutions for some of the most challenging nuclear facilities in the UK.
The DDP is one of the first examples of public proc urement projects that intends to guarantee
benefits for the local community, including jobs, apprenticeships and work for small and medium-
sized businesses. AREVA, Doosan Babcock and Atkins are all actively involved in supporting the
community around Sellafield to help develop skills in Cumbria, as well as building and promoting
cooperation amongst small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) and the local supply chain.
This includes AREVA’s work with local “Tier 2” companies to coordinate relationships with local
schools, and undertaking community volunteering activities as part of the global Doosan Day of
Community Service. Atkins supports primary and secondary education programs including
Brightstars and Inspira’s World of Work secondary schools project.
Tom Foster, chief decommissioning officer at Sellafield Ltd, said, “The Decommissioning Delivery
Partnership is going to be a crucial part of our mission to reduce the risk on the Sellafield site by
getting waste out of high-hazard facilities as soon as possible. We look forward to working with the AREVA-Doosan-Atkins joint venture and our other framework partners over the next decade to ensure this work d
elivers 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 maj
or investment in decommissioning the site.”