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Major Magnox contract awarded
- June 27, 2023

A major framework contract, worth some £485M has been awarded to five suppliers as part of the Magnox decommissioning programme.

Contractors Costain Ltd, Keltbray Holdings Ltd and the Celadon Alliance a collaboration between Altrad Support Services Ltd, KDC Veolia Decommissioning Services Ltd and NSG Environmental Ltd won the framework contracts for Lots 1 and 2. Whilst Kaefer UK & Ireland have been awarded a framework contract for Lot 1 and Nuvia Ltd on behalf of Metis have secured Lot 2.

The Magnox programme has seen some 23,000sqm of asbestos cleared in the last year, and created a 7,400sq m demolition footprint – the size of 45 tennis courts.

Paul Winkle, Magnox chief operating officer said: “This new Decommissioning and Asbestos Removal (DAR) framework contract builds on the success of the previous one. It is a key, collaborative business tool that will provide an efficient, cost-effective route to market to decommission, demolish or re-use redundant buildings.”

“We’re looking to deliver even more this year and the new DAR framework contract will simplify the procurement process to do that.”

Speaking on behalf of the Celadon Alliance, Paul Raper of Altrad said; “The Celadon Alliance (Altrad, KDC and NSG) are delighted with this latest contract award, which demonstrates the strength of our partnership and builds on our successful track-record of delivery across the Magnox estate.”

Sam White, Managing Director for the natural resources division, Costain, commented: “This work represents a significant milestone along the decommissioning journey towards eventual final site clearance.”

“KAEFER UK & Ireland has been a proud supplier to Magnox for over ten years and we are delighted to continue to support the programme for the next six years with our asbestos removal, demolition management, and deplanting technical industrial services,” said Chris Foulkes, CEO, KAEFER UK & Ireland.

Keltbray’s Chief Executive Officer, Darren James, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Magnox to fulfil their requirements to safely and securely deliver these site closure programmes, which are of huge national importance.”

Kian Woodward, NUVIA’s managing director of projects, engineering and decommissioning said: “We very much look forward to supporting Magnox through the DAR Framework. Bringing together the Metis know-how and experience to help bring about further demonstrable progress in decommissioning across the Magnox estate.”

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