Project management team charged with decommissioning UK nuclear plant site up to 2120 has appointed two companies to meet the project’s HVAC needs for the next 18 years
Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick and EJ Parker Technical Services have been commissioned to provide HVAC functions for the Sellafield nuclear power plant site as part of an 18-year framework agreement.
The companies have been selected to provide design, supply, installation and commissioning services for all heating, ventilation and air conditioning needs at Sellafield as the site is decommissioned over the space of 100 years up to 2120.
With an anticipated value of between £150m and £250m over the lifetime of the agreement, the HVAC framework marks the appointment of the first key delivery partners by Sellafield’s Programme and Project Partners (PPP) that are managing the site decommission.
The award is part of a Multi Project Procurement (MPP) model employed at Sellafield to encourage long-term collaboration for the site. This will see a range of different work packages being award for functions such as fabrication and manufacturing, as well as groundwork.
Eldon Garnett, a representative for the PPP management board, said he welcomed the first framework awarded under the model.
He said, “Looking at the responses during the HVAC tender process, there is clearly huge enthusiasm right across the supply chain to be part of the PPP team, addressing the wider Sellafield mission and we look forward to welcoming more Key delivery partners in the months ahead.”
Mark Bullock, chief executive officer of UK construction services with Balfour Beatty, said the group’s place on the framework would allow the company to demonstrate its expertise and knowledge for sustainable delivery of HVAC functions.
He said, “We look forward to supporting as a key delivery partner; helping to provide greater economic and social impact across the region for many years to come.”
EJ Parker Technical Services managing director Stuart Driscoll added, “We are delighted to be appointed as one of the first Key Delivery Partners by PPP.”
“Our team has large, complex HVAC experience and our values of people, safety and service are a good alignment for this opportunity. We are looking forward to working closely with the PPP Lot partners, KDP’s and supply chain members to successfully deliver this framework.”
PPP’s work at Sellafield is intended to create a clean and safe environment at the Sellafield site for future generations.
Part of this work will involve engaging with groups such as the Swimming with the Big Fish SME Matchmaker Service to facilitate closer working with delivery partners and “high performing SMEs” willing to invest in the West Cumbria area and the local supply chain.