Fylde nuclear staff in new deal

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Nuclear sector workers on the Fylde are to get work as part of the decommissioning process at the Sellafield site in Cumbria (pictured).

Workers at the Springfields site at Salwick will be involved with new clean-up work at the huge reprocessing plant.

Parent company Westinghouse has been chosen by Sellafield Ltd to conduct decommissioning activities under two separate agreements, as part of two consortia.

Both agreements are 10-year frameworks.

Westinghouse is one of six companies comprising the CNSL consortium for DDP Lot 1, and is one of three companies for DDP Lot 2.

Westinghouse has already helped there in reducing risk and hazard at the First Generation Magnox Storage Pond.

Andy Lund, Westinghouse account manager for the UK and Middle East, said: “We are looking forward to working in a collaborative partnership with Sellafield Ltd to further apply CNSL’s broad capabilities and experience to help safely deliver Sellafield’s decommissioning program.

“This means Westinghouse will be an important part of Sellafield’s decommissioning program for the next decade.”

John Kipling, Westinghouse head of UK Decommissioning, Decontamination and Waste Management, said: “These two 10-year contracts are significant as they strengthen the future of our UK business and demonstrate recognition of our technological capabilities in decommissioning.

“The contract commitments will be delivered by Westinghouse in West Cumbria, with support from the wider Westinghouse UK team based at Springfields and Chorley.”