The specialist cointractros selected are: Doosan Keltbray Consortium, Erith, Squibb/LVI Group, Nuvia, EDS/Kitsons and Celadon (an alliance of Hertel, KDC, NSG, Amec, MWH and Halcrow).
Work at the sites of the UK’s first generation of nuclear power stations will start with the de-planting of the boiler houses at Bradwell in Essex and the demolition of administration and ancillary buildings at Dungeness A in Kent.
Magnox operate the sites on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
Magnox programme director Alan Bladon said of the framework contract: “This gives us a great opportunity to outperform our decommissioning plans by building long term supply chain relationships, learning from experience, and increasing our ability to deliver.”
He added: “We have brought together a number of related projects in line with our approach to optimised decommissioning which, overall, is expected to save the taxpayer more than £1.3bn as sites are delivered into care and maintenance.”