The Nucleus alliance has been awarded 4-year framework contracts that provide contracting routes for the provision of specialist nuclear services to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and its Site Licence Companies, in addition to a wide range of other UK Public Bodies. Nucleus has been formed to enable the collaboration of leading specialist nuclear companies to deliver services in an innovative manner with an open approach to identifying the best team for each task.
The core companies within Nucleus (NSG Environmental, Quintessa, Nuclear Technologies and Abbott Risk Consulting) bring together an extensive breadth and depth of capabilities and experience relating to the UK nuclear industry. They are taking the contractual and technical leads for the four areas (Lots) of interest to Nucleus, as follows:
- Lot 1: Laboratory Research – led by NSG Environmental;
- Lot 2: Desk based Studies (Desk based research/post-closure/performance modelling) – led by Quintessa;
- Lot 3: Decommissioning, Waste Management and Disposability – led by Nuclear Technologies;
- Lot 4: Safety Case Management and Authorship – led by Abbott Risk Consulting.
Nucleus is also supported by a wide range of experienced sub-contracting companies (including Eden Nuclear and Environment, ESG, Golder Associates, Lloyd’s Register, MMI Engineering, Nukem Technologies, Oxand, React Engineering, RSSL, Synergy Health, Tessella and Westlakes Engineering) together with universities and research laboratories.