Contract to deliver construction construction services at all Magnox nuclear decommissioning sites

Balfour Beatty and Costain have bagged the contract to deliver construction services at all Magnox nuclear decommissioning sites for the next 10 years.

The £288m Construction Infrastructure and Enablers Strategic Framework is expected to be worth up to £30m per annum, initially for five years with options to extend up to a further five years.

The programme of work is at 10 Magnox sites and includes the design, construction and maintenance of permanent buildings and structures, infrastructure maintenance and extension works incorporating construction, civil engineering and ground works projects.

Balfour Beatty and Costain saw off competition from  Bam Nuttall, Interserve, Kier, Mace and Vinci, among others.

Andrew Wyllie, chief executive of Costain, said: “Construction, infrastructure and maintenance will form a major part of the work to deliver Magnox sites into a state of care and maintenance.

“Inclusion on this framework is testament to our growing reputation for providing specialised engineering solutions to customers and industry sectors which have highly complex requirements.”

Balfour Beatty chief executive Ian Tyler said: “Our role in the framework highlights Balfour Beatty’s strengths in the design, delivery and maintenance of infrastructure assets in the power sector. We look forward to working with Magnox.”