Nuclear group’s success on £250m Sellafield framework


Nuclear industry specialist Jacobs has been selected to deliver Sellafield’s new Integrated Asset Care (IAC) framework as a 50/50 partner in the OneAIM joint venture with Mitie, with the contract valued at £250m over five years..

IAC covers core construction and asset care services at Sellafield, the UK’s most complex nuclear site, replacing the existing Operation Site Works (OSW) framework which has reached its maximum term.

Karen Wiemelt, Jacobs Energy, security and technology senior vice president, said: “This important win provides continuity for our skilled and dedicated OneAIM team, whose great work on OSW has been recognised by our successful bid for the replacement framework.

“Collaborating with other suppliers and frameworks improves project delivery and helps achieve Sellafield’s purpose of creating a clean and safe environment for future generations.”

The IAC scope of work includes, among others, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, with OneAIM responsible for project implementation, including installation, modifications, commissioning, dismantling and removal of plant and equipment, asset care and support activities, coordination and collaboration with existing Sellafield frameworks, programmatic delivery, and integrated project controls and project management.

US-based Jacobs has significant operations in Birchwood and Manchester, as well as operations in Cumbria’s Sellafield nuclear power station.

In May it revealed it was recruiting for 600 staff, spread across the UK and Ireland, including in Warrrington, Whitehaven and Sellafield.

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