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RSK Radiological Involvement with New ABWR Build Projects in the UK
Posted on December 5th, 2013

RSCS joint venture RSK Radiological is pleased to report that our teaming partner Cavendish Nuclear was awarded a 3-year framework contract by Horizon Nuclear Power to provide engineering and technical services in support of the new build ABWR nuclear power plants at Wylfa and Oldbury in the UK.  As part of this partnership, RSK Radiological will provide environmental and radiological waste management support, along with technical support in the areas of regulatory licensing and safety case support for the Wylfa site.  Please see the Horizon Nuclear Power press release below for more details on these new build projects.

New UK nuclear contracts announced

04 December 2013 

Horizon Nuclear Power today announced it had agreed important strategic contracts with three major UK based companies for the provision of engineering and related technical services.  

The company is developing nuclear power stations at Wylfa on Anglesey and Oldbury in South Gloucestershire.  The projects are expected to represent multibillion pound investments in the Country's power infrastructure. 

The successful lead suppliers - AMEC, Atkins and Cavendish Nuclear - and their supply chains will be working collaboratively with Horizon for the next three years on consultancy and technical design activities for Horizon's lead site, Wylfa Newydd, and supporting the development of expertise within the company itself.  

The partner companies were selected following a competitive procurement process on the strength of their broad range of expertise, value for money criteria and alignment with Horizon's company values. These contracts establish long term partnership arrangements with Tier 1 suppliers, and their supply chains. Their work will be crucial in helping Horizon continue its planning and preparation for main construction from 2018. 

Horizon Chief Operating Officer, Alan Raymant, said: "These contracts underline our aspiration to become a leading new nuclear utility company and demonstrate real momentum.  Working with our new framework suppliers and their supply chains, I'm confident we will continue to progress our detailed plans as we prepare for our first formal public consultation next year.  The signing of these contracts also highlights our commitment to working with UK suppliers where possible."   

The frameworks cover support to Horizon in the following areas:

  • Development and Planning
  • Site Investigation
  • Engineering Support
  • Environmental Permitting and Waste Management 
  • Planning and Project Management Support

Each of the successful companies leads a team which brings a wealth of skills and experience to the project.  The partners will be working with Horizon to create opportunities for others in the supply chain where appropriate, including local businesses.  

Horizon will procure other works, services and goods that are outside of this framework, such as physical works and assurance services. Suppliers interested in direct opportunities or sub-contracting opportunities are encouraged to register their company's information on the Horizon supplier portal:

As a result of a separate process, Horizon has also selected AMEC, Atkins and Cavendish Nuclear to provide regulatory licensing and safety case support.

Roger Hardy, Managing Director of London-based Cavendish Nuclear, said: "Horizon's development plans are of national strategic importance to the UK's low-carbon future and a major opportunity for UK suppliers.

I'm delighted that Cavendish Nuclear, with our proven track record in the delivery of major nuclear projects, will be working with Horizon and the wider UK supply chain to deliver the next generation of nuclear power plant in the UK." 

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