Sellafield awards design and engineering contract

The Progressive Alliance, which is led by Babcock and URS, has been awarded a major specialist design, engineering and safety case assessment contract of up to 15 years by Sellafield Ltd.

The Progressive Alliance, which is led by Babcock and URS, has been awarded a major specialist design, engineering and safety case assessment contract of up to 15 years by Sellafield Ltd.

The contract, known as the Design Services Alliance (DSA), will deliver design, engineering and safety case assessments to a range of different project types. These include new assets (such as infrastructure, or nuclear waste processing or storage facilities); modification of assets (including refurbishment or enhancement of plant and equipment) to support production or decommissioning; safety cases and engineering studies to support continued operation of facilities; and operations support. Progressive is one of two organisations to be awarded contracts under the DSA framework. Sellafield Ltd’s total value under the framework is potentially worth up to £1.5bn over the 15 years.

The contract is structured across four capability areas, including mechanical handling; process plant; control, electrical and instrumentation; and civil, structural and architectural systems. The Progressive Alliance, supported by the supply chain which is integral to Progressive’s delivery strategy, will provide a full suite of capabilities across all four areas aligned to the decommissioning stream.