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Major nuclear decommissioning win for KDC

Celadon
DECOMMISSIONING, demolition and remediation specialist, KDC, as part of the Celadon Alliance, has won a five year framework contract for deplanting, demolition and asbestos (DD&A) removal across 10 Magnox power station sites.

Celadon is an alliance of Hertel, KDC and NSG specifically developed to deliver all aspects of the Magnox DD&A framework work scope and is exclusively supported by AMEC, MWH and Halcrow.

Magnox, who operate the sites on behalf of their owner the NDA (Nuclear Decommissioning Authority), has established a pioneering framework model. The Framework, which was developed by working closely with the supply chain, will allow more efficient commercial  arrangements between Magnox and Celadon, reducing tendering costs and providing a supply chain ‘toolbox’ to meet the needs of the various projects over the coming years.

The total framework value is estimated to be £304 million for the Demolition, De-planting and Bulk Asbestos removal over the five year contract period. Celadon is one of only two contractors awarded a framework for all three of the work scopes.

The work is at the sites of the UK’s first generation of nuclear power stations and will start in the coming months.

John Bloodworth, Celadon Framework Director, said:

“The Celadon alliance team is delighted to have secured such a prestigious framework after a long and challenging procurement process.  Celadon operates in a truly collaborative arrangement and we are looking forward to working with Magnox in the same way to deliver safe, innovative and cost effective solutions”.

Alan Bladon, Magnox Programme Director, said: “This gives us a great opportunity to outperform our decommissioning plans by building long term supply chain relationships, learning from experience, and increasing our ability to deliver. This approach will optimise decommissioning which, overall, is expected to save the taxpayer more than £1.3 billion as sites are delivered into care and maintenance.”

This contract award further demonstrates KDC’s position as a leading decommissioning, demolition and remediation company for the nuclear, utilities, power generation, pharmaceutical and oil, gas and process sectors.

 www.celadon.uk.com

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