Amec Foster Wheeler has secured two framework contracts to assist the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) with innovative solutions to some of its technical challenges. The awards under the NDA’s Direct Research Portfolio (DRP) are divided into two, the first (Lot B) covering integrated waste management and site remediation; and the second (Lot C) covering spent fuel and nuclear materials.
The research and development frameworks are part of an overall package worth up to £12m and are being shared by 10 consortia, including the two led by Amec Foster Wheeler.
“These awards deal with some of the industry’s biggest technical challenges and position us at the vanguard of innovation. The awards also enhance and further hone our expertise and put it at the service of the NDA.„
Andy White, Vice President for Decommissioning in Amec Foster Wheeler’s Clean Energy Europe business said.
“ Overall we were delighted with the high quality of the submissions and look forward to working with the organisations on our strategic R&D programme. We now have new multi-supplier contracts aligned with our key strategic themes. With many new organisations involved for the first time we will have broad input into addressing our R&D requirements.„ Yvonne Morris, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s Research Manager said.