Sellafield has selected four consortia to help with the decommissioning of the nuclear site in deals worth a combined £500m. In total, 12 companies have won places on the 10-year Decommissioning Delivery Partnership framework. Sellafield has hailed the local impact of the work, with the chosen partners committing to create 240 new apprenticeships over 10 years. Eleven of the 12 companies in the consortia are based in or have a significant presence in Sellafield’s home county of Cumbria. As part of a range of measures designed to help boost the local economy, the successful companies have also pledged to allot 20 per cent of their subcontractor spend to SMEs.
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The UK’s Sellafield Ltd has arranged GBP500 million ($715 million) of socioeconomic investment via a Decommissioning Delivery Partnership (DDP) framework. The package includes jobs, apprenticeships and work for small- and medium-sized businesses. Sellafield Ltd describes the arrangement as possibly the UK’s first ever public procurement that guarantees benefits for the community. It said that independent data analysis of the framework has found that 1140 jobs a year could be created or supported during the 10-year contract period. Tom Foster, chief decommissioning officer at Sellafield Ltd, said the DDP is going to be a crucial part of the company’s mission to reduce the risk on the Sellafield site “by getting waste out of high-hazard facilities as soon as possible”.
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