Speedy wins UK nuclear supply contract

By Murray Pollok25 November 2011

Speedy has won a three-year contract with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) to supply lifting consumables to the nuclear processing sites at Sellafield, the 11 Magnox reactors, Dounreay and other locations.

The company said the contract could generate revenues of more than £2 million over the three years. It is Speedy's largest deal yet in the nuclear decommissioning sector.

The NDA is a UK public body created in 2004 to decommission 19 nuclear sites, a process that is expected to cost more than £60 billion and take many decades.

Under the new contract Speedy will supply all of the lifting equipment necessary to undertake maintenance operations and will provide on-site support to its client's employees. It will also undertake testing, inspecting and repair work on lifting equipment on site. Speedy has previously supplied rental equipment to Sellafield on an ad hoc basis.

Martin Rusher, operations director, Speedy Engineering Services, said: "The very nature of nuclear decommissioning work such as those at Sellafield often require very sensitive lifting operations in which there is little margin for error.

"Each lifting task requires both careful logistical planning and the use of reliable, specialist equipment. It's also vital that operatives are fully trained in how to use each piece of kit to help complete work effectively and efficiently.

"The nuclear sector is a key growth area for us and one in which we can provide tailored lifting support packages such as this agreement with Sellafield, which is our biggest within the decommissioning sector to date."

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