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Westinghouse Selected to Perform Decommissioning Activities at Sellafield

CHORLEY, United Kingdom, Jan. 27, 2016Westinghouse Electric Company has been selected by Sellafield Ltd to conduct decommissioning activities under two separate Decommissioning Framework Agreements, as part of two consortia, deemed Framework partners by Sellafield Ltd.

Both agreements are 10-year frameworks for safely conducting decommissioning activities at the Sellafield site: one as part of the Cumbria Nuclear Solutions Ltd (CNSL) consortium for the Decommissioning Delivery Partnership (DDP) Lot 1; the second as part of The Decommissioning Alliance (TDA) consortium for DDP Lot 2. Westinghouse is one of six companies comprising the CNSL consortium for DDP Lot 1, along with James Fisher Nuclear, React Engineering, Shepley Engineers, Jacobs Stobbarts, and WYG Engineering; and is one of three companies comprising the TDA consortium for DDP Lot 2, along with Energy Solutions and Jacobs.

These contracts build upon the success Westinghouse has already had at Sellafield in reducing risk and hazard at the First Generation Magnox Storage Pond.
“We are looking forward to working in a collaborative partnership with Sellafield Ltd to further apply CNSL’s broad capabilities and experience to help safely deliver Sellafield’s decommissioning program,” said Andy Lund, CNSL director and Westinghouse account manager for the UK and Middle East.

“This means Westinghouse will be an important part of Sellafield’s decommissioning program for the next decade. We look forward to working together with our consortium partners to provide a safe, innovative and cost-effective solution that contributes to cleaning up hazards at the most complex nuclear site in Europe,” said Westinghouse vice president and managing director, United Kingdom and Middle East, Dave Unsworth.

“These two 10-year contracts are significant for Westinghouse, as they strengthen the future of our UK business and demonstrate recognition of our technological capabilities in decommissioning,” said John Kipling, Westinghouse head of UK Decommissioning, Decontamination and Waste Management. “The contract commitments will be delivered by Westinghouse in West Cumbria, with support from the wider Westinghouse UK team based at Springfields and Chorley.”

Tom Foster, chief decommissioning officer at Sellafield Ltd, said, “The Decommissioning Delivery Partnership is going to be a crucial part of our mission to reduce the risk on the Sellafield site by getting waste out of high-hazard facilities as soon as possible. We look forward to working with Westinghouse over the next decade in both the lots it’s involved in to ensure their work delivers benefits not only on the site but also in the wider community. Everyone in the framework is committed to achieving the best possible socio-economic outcomes in areas such as building skills for young people and ensuring small- to medium-sized enterprises also benefit from this major investment in decommissioning the site.”

Westinghouse Electric Company, a group company of Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502), is the world's pioneering nuclear energy company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world. Westinghouse supplied the world's first commercial pressurized water reactor in 1957 in Shippingport, Pa., U.S. Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately one-half of the world's operating nuclear plants, including more than 50 percent of those in Europe.
 
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