The Morgan Sindall Arup joint venture (JV) has secured a contract potentially worth around £1.1bn to provide a range of essential infrastructure asset services to the Sellafield site in the UK.
In October 2012, Sellafield had selected a JV between Morgan Sindall and Arup as its preferred bidder for the Infrastructure Strategic Alliance (ISA) contract.
The contract is for an initial five-year period but may be extended for an additional ten years.
As per the contract, the JV will deliver a programme management and project delivery service for all infrastructure assets at the site.
The assets to be managed include steam and electricity generation, water supply, compressed air generation and distribution, civil infrastructure, a sewage treatment plant, roads, bridges and car parks, and general building facilities.
The scope of work will also include non-utility assets that include analytical services facilities, transport systems including road and rail, a flask maintenance plant, and emergency management systems.
Morgan Sindall managing director Graham Shennan said, "The strong collaboration between all three parties has ensured that good progress has already been made since being selected as preferred delivery partner in October."
As part of the contract, the JV has commited to securing a permanent base in West Cumbria.
The contract is part of a new acquisition strategy introduced by Sellafield’s parent company, Nuclear Management Partners, which plans to award about £9bn in service contracts over the next two years.
The deal follows the design service alliance announced in February 2012 under which two JVs secured a contract worth about £1.5bn over 15 years to supply design support services for decommissioning activities at the site.
Image: The Morgan Sindall Arup JV will deliver a programme management and project delivery service for all infrastructure assets at the Sellafield site. Photo courtesy of Morgan Sindall.