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ACTUS joint venture awarded £67 million decommissioning contract at Trawsfynydd nuclear site

22 September 2011

ACTUS, a joint venture of AMEC, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, Costain and Babcock, has been awarded a contract worth up to £67 million over four years, by Magnox Limited.

The work has been awarded to the ACTUS joint venture as part of an Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) framework contract and involves decommissioning across three waste streams  - solid wastes, wet wastes and FEDER (Fuel Element Debris Enhanced Retrievals) at the Trawsfynydd site in North Wales.

The groundbreaking approach within the nuclear decommissioning industry has set exemplary standards for decommissioning nuclear facilities.  It has been assessed by ‘Constructing Excellence’ as an exemplar of multi-partnership working within the nuclear sector.

Dave Wilson, Trawsfynydd’s Site Director, said: “This is a significant award and one which will help Magnox deliver the site into early care and maintenance - in line with our Optimised Decommissioning Plan.  We look forward to working closely with the ACTUS JV.”

Darren James, Costain Managing Director, Infrastructure Division, said: “This is just the start of the next series of challenges similar to those the team has already successfully navigated at Trawsfynydd.

“ACTUS understands the bar is now raised even higher and there will be no complacency in the pursuit of the client’s goals our work will help achieve.”