The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has selected an AMEC-led consortium as preferred bidder in the competition to act as a Parent Body Organisation (PBO) for Sellafield.
Dr Ian Roxburgh, NDA chief executive, said: ’The selection of NMP as the Sellafield preferred bidder is a significant step forward in the NDA’s drive to attract world-class management and innovation to the UK’s nuclear decommissioning industry.
‘NMP has emerged from a very strong field of four bidders and the NDA will now move towards contract finalisation and ultimately the award of this contract, the successful implementation of which is crucial to the mission of the overall clean-up and decommissioning of the UK’s existing nuclear legacy.’
The NDA will now start detailed discussions with NMP leading to finalising the contract, which is expected in October 2008.
The PBO contract covers the reprocessing and waste storage facilities at Sellafield; the former nuclear power stations Calder Hall and Windscale (all in West Cumbria); the Capenhurst nuclear site; and an engineering design centre at Risely in Cheshire.