Sellafield announce £1.5bn contract
Last updated at 09:32, Wednesday, 29 February 2012
SELLAFIELD has announced a £1.5bn contract which will guarantee long term investment in the West Cumbrian economy.
The 15-year design services contract with Progressive Alliance and AXIOM is for architectural and engineering work at the site.
Sellafield Ltd has said the contract is the first of an anticipated £9bn of work to be awarded over the next two years.
The company hopes the contracts will help them work more efficiently as well as forming stronger links between contracting firms and the local economy.
Nuclear Management Partners’ Director of Commercial for Sellafield Ltd, Keith Case said; “We are changing the way we acquire goods and services across Sellafield Ltd.
“Effective supply chain engagement through long-term, collaborative alliances is key to Sellafield Ltd delivering and exceeding commitments made in our performance plan.
“These new contracts will bring stability and certainty to the supply chain and are excellent news for West Cumbria.”
Councillor Elaine Woodburn, leader of Copeland Borough Council, said: “As local elected representatives we have a duty to ensure
Copeland benefits most from being the home of the nuclear industry in the UK.
“I am pleased with the progress that has been made in terms of Sellafield Ltd and NMP working in partnership with us as stakeholders so that we can be better informed and more involved when large contracts are let, and so that suppliers can better understand the aspirations we have for Copeland and West Cumbria.
“I look forward to meeting with representatives of AXIOM and Progressive and working with them going forward.”
First published at 14:30, Monday, 27 February 2012
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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The equipment will be transported by rail and will hopefully mean much needed investment on the Cumbrian Coast line, including the resignalling which would pave the way for Sunday services. Sellafield are actively reducing the car parking on site and therefore encouraging additional road traffic by a bridge is not a sensible option.
Great News! - not sure how all the Workers and equipment will get to Sellafield though as the only access is via the A595, probably the most unsuitable Road in Britian!!! Why not spend a little bit of this money on a Bridge/Barrage across the Duddon Estuary? It would make access to Sellafield infinetly better than at present and the Barrage could produce Tidal energy and help pay for itself. Isn't it about time that whoever makes these decisions looks at the bigger picture and thinks about the prosperity of the whole of West Cumbria - without good access it will always remain forgotten and underused.