GLOBAL engineering consultancy Amec Foster Wheeler – with offices at Birchwood, Warrington – announced today that it has secured a new agreement, worth £125 million to provide long-term support to EDF Energy Nuclear Generation.
Under the agreement, the consultancy will continue its operational support for the UK reactor fleet, which began more than 50 years ago.
The five-year agreement, with an option to extend for a further five years, follows Amec Foster Wheeler’s partnership with EDF Energy under two similar frameworks – TSA1 and TSA2.
Amec Foster Wheeler expects the contract to generate annual revenues of between £25m and £30m.
Stuart Crooks, EDF Energy’s managing director generation, said: “Amec Foster Wheeler has worked in partnership with EDF Energy for a number of years and shares our vision for zero harm, exceptional nuclear safety performance, and world record-breaking results. The support of all our strategic partners is an important factor as we continue to operate our nuclear stations to the highest standards, providing secure, low-carbon, affordable power for the UK.”
Clive White, president of Amec’s Clean Energy business, said: “Amec Foster Wheeler’s deep technical knowledge and strong track record in project delivery are crucial to our continued support for EDF Energy’s UK stations, which are producing more electricity than at any time since 2003.
“Amec Foster Wheeler’s relentless focus on safety and efficiency is designed to maximise the value of our customers’ assets, and we look forward to working in close partnership with EDF Energy to ensure the safe, efficient, return on investment from its UK nuclear stations.”
TSA3 will play a key role in major station upgrades and enhancements, compliance-related activities, and fleet-critical projects. Amec Foster Wheeler will draw on the unique capabilities of its engineers, safety specialists and subject matter experts, and the largest commercial laboratory and test rig complex serving the UK nuclear industry.”
Amec Foster Wheeler’s Clean Energy business employs more than 1,200 people in the North West of England, mainly at Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire and at Sellafield and Barrow in Cumbria.