Sellafield Ltd has awarded the four-year contract for itsBox Encapsulation Plant (BEP) project, which will deliver the capability to treat nuclear waste, to a joint venture comprising of Jacobs, AMEC and Balfour Beatty.
The Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) framework contract has a potential value range of between £240m and £336m over the duration of up to four years and is being delivered as an integral part of the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo (MSSS) Programme, which is tackling the clean up of one of the most hazardous legacy facilities on the Sellafield site.
The BEP Project
Sellafield Ltd explained that when complete, BEP will deliver the capability to treat nuclear waste recovered from MSSS, immobilise it and prepare it for long term storage. In addition the BEP may also process waste recovered during the decommissioning of other significant Sellafield facilities including the First General Magnox Storage Pond (FGMSP) and the Pile Fuel Storage Pond (PFSP).
Sellafield Ltd’s Chief Projects Officer, Scott Reeder, said: “Our primary focus is to safely clean up and decommission all high hazard facilities on the site, and successful completion of the BEP project will be a vital step forward in that mission. This framework award therefore represents a significant milestone for us as we move forward in tackling our mission.”