Frazer-Nash awarded nuclear power contract

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Frazer-Nash, the systems and engineering technology consultancy, has been awarded a five-year framework contract by Horizon Nuclear Power, the company that aims to develop and operate around 6,000MW of new nuclear power stations in the UK by 2025.

Horizon Nuclear Power, a 50:50 joint venture of RWE npower and E.On, has purchased land for the development of nuclear facilities at Oldbury-upon-Severn in South Gloucestershire and at Wylfa, on the Isle of Anglesey. Both sites have been identified as suitable for development in the government’s draft nuclear National Policy Statement, announced on 9 November 2009.

The framework agreement calls for Frazer-Nash to provide Horizon Nuclear Power with regulatory and licensing services for a five-year period from 2010, representing the start of a long-term strategic relationship. The company will initially focus on supporting Horizon’s submissions of site-licence applications for the Oldbury and Wylfa sites.

Commenting on the contract wins, business manager Paul Deeran said: ’Frazer-Nash now has significant involvement in the development of the UK’s next generation of nuclear power stations, and these contracts complement our ongoing work for the Health and Safety Executive on the generic design assessment, which is considering the options for nuclear-reactor design.’

John Baker, head of regulatory and licensing at Horizon Nuclear Power, said: ’Site licensing is a pre-requisite for our ambitions to develop around 6,000MW by 2025 and it is a key priority for our business.’