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Joint venture selected as preferred bidder for nuclear waste project at Sellafield

Industry joint venture a.m.a has been selected by Sellafield Ltd as preferred bidder for the Silos Direct Encapsulation (SDP) project at the Sellafield site in Cumbria.

The joint venture is a special purpose entity created for the purposes of competing for this contract and consists of the French company Areva, and British companies Mace, and Atkins.

When complete, SDP will process nuclear waste recovered from the Magnox Swaf Storage Silo, one of the oldest nuclear waste silos on the Sellafield site, and package it to make it ready for long term storage.

Sellafield Ltd, which is responsible for the decommissioning of the UK’s nuclear legacy,  will now enter a period of preferred bidder clarification and confirmation of commitment with a.m.a whilst the contract is finalised and all legal processes are completed. The final contract award will require approval from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

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