Cumbria O&M Services COMS, based at the Westlakes Science Park at Moor Row, have secured an extended contract with Axiom; part of the The Design Services Alliance (DSA) at Sellafield Ltd.

The alliance was first set up in 2012 with Sellafield Ltd as an alliance partner working as one team alongside AXIOM (a 4 entity joint venture comprising Assystem, Jacobs, Mott MacDonald and Progressive—formed of Aecom and Cavendish Nuclear).

COMS, who have been working on Axiom projects over the past five years on a sub-contract basis, have secured this new framework agreement and will be delivering Engineering and Maintenance, Operations Support, Commissioning and Start-Up as part of the DSA Framework which will continue over the next five years.

COMS provide specialist operations, maintenance and engineering services and help businesses within the nuclear industry realise significant value from their assets, people and processes. The business began in 2014 and has grown considerably over the last eight years and as a result of the new framework has influenced their decision to relocate to larger offices within the Westlake Science Park, employ new local talent from outside the industry to train and up-skill, and also to take on an additional apprentice in the coming months.

Grant Taylor, Operations Director at COMS was delighted to hear the news

“It is fantastic to be awarded further work as part of the Design Services Alliance. We have worked closely with Axiom over the last five years on various projects and the new framework is testament to the hard work of our team and the services we provideto our clients. We are pleased to be continuing this great relationship over the next five years and excited by the opportunities this brings to our business for even further growth”

COMS began work on this project at the beginning of April 2022 and as a result of new contracts like this have moved into larger premises at the Westlakes Science Park.

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