Babcock completes Windscale site management project

The role of Babcock, a UK-based engineering support services company, in the management of the Windscale site draws to an end this month.

The success of the contract, to provide managers to take forward the site programme of decommissioning and refurbishment projects, has enabled Babcock to hand over fully to site licence company Sellafield, with whom Babcock has been working in close partnership since April 2008.

The Windscale programme will now be scaled down, allowing reallocation of resource to other higher hazard projects. 

Decommissioning activities started at Windscale in the mid 1980s and the site is expected to be a usable brownfield site by around 2050.