Balfour Beatty and Babcock win Sellafield contract

The contract for the first phase of a new multi-million pound waste storage facility at the Sellafield nuclear power station has been won by a joint venture between engineering support services company Babcock and infrastructure group Balfour Beatty.

The contract, for the Early Contractor Engagement Phase of the Box Encapsulation Plant Product Store and Comprehensive Import Export Facility (BEPPS and CIEF) project, will start immediately, with completion of the entire project scheduled for 2019.

The project will incorporate the completion and expansion of a purpose-built, above-ground nuclear-waste store and the construction of a new import/export facility to handle radioactive waste, arising from the ongoing nuclear decommissioning and high-hazard-reduction operations at the Sellafield site in West Cumbria.