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Atkins has reinforced its ongoing strategy for growth in the UK nuclear decommissioning sector by signing a framework contract with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) to provide specialist engineering design services. 

Bringing together the combined experience and expertise of Atkins and Areva, the joint venture partnership will build upon the existing relationship between Atkins and the UK decommissioning industry and Areva with their expertise in and practical application in decommissioning around Europe.

Graham Tucker, head of process engineering and framework manager in Atkins’ nuclear division, said: “This is an exciting opportunity – we have already received enquiries for work which fits very well within the capabilities of the two organisations and we continue to find new synergies between us. We believe that the strong working relationships that Atkins has with its clients is very helpful in enabling the responsive and supportive service they want.”

The framework is open to publically funded bodies and covers the complete range of nuclear industry operating and decommissioning activities. Lot 5, Engineering and Design for Operations and Decommissioning, includes general plant engineering, specialist plant engineering such as expert structural integrity assessment, nuclear physics, radioactive waste management and fuel and reactor technology.

Atkins’ nuclear business is one of the leading players in decommissioning, with the technical skill, questioning approach and first-class safety culture necessary to deliver in the most challenging and highly visible projects in the UK nuclear industry. Find out more at www.atkinsglobal.com/nuclear.

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For more information:

Paul Childs
PR manager, Energy

paul.childs@atkinsglobal.com
Tel: +44 20 7121 2828

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Atkins (www.atkinsglobal.com) is one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, employing some 18,000 people across the UK, North America, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe. We build long term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas. You can view Atkins’ recent projects on our website.

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