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Cavendish Nuclear secures £2.4m Sellafield contract

29 April 2021

Characterisation services to enable safer, faster decommissioning. Pictured: Cavendish Nuclear’s Plutonium Hold-Up Measurement System (PHUMS)

Cavendish Nuclear has been awarded a £2.4m contract to deliver Radiometric Characterisation Services (RCS) to Sellafield Ltd. Commencing this month, the three-year RCS framework will focus on supporting the Post Operational Clean Out of redundant facilities to ensure that they can transition from operations, to surveillance and maintenance, and eventually decommissioning, in the safest, most effective way.

Cavendish Nuclear, working in partnership with the Sellafield Ltd RCS team and six supply chain partners, will provide a range of characterisation services including fifteen standard services, best-in-class innovations, and bespoke solutions, to safely deliver facility and waste characterisation services to enable safer, faster decommissioning. The supply chain partners comprise Nuvia, Createc, Viridian Consultants, South West Nuclear Hub, Parajito Scientific Corporation and Orano.

Peter Clark, Cavendish Nuclear Products and Services Senior Business Manager, said

“This is a great opportunity to demonstrate the range of characterisation services available to accelerate decommissioning for both Sellafield Ltd and the wider Nuclear Decommissioning Authority group. Working in partnership with Sellafield Ltd and our supply chain partners, we will deliver technical and service delivery innovations to meet Sellafield’s complex and unique characterisation challenges.”

The RCS contract is a replacement for the Sellafield Ltd Radiometric Specialist Measurements Framework, which Cavendish Nuclear has been a framework holder of since it was first competed in 2006.

Cavendish Nuclear’s team of world-class scientists, technicians and engineers, based in our West Cumbrian facilities, provide the nuclear industry with a range of characterisation and analytical services, instrument maintenance and supply, and electrical obsolescence services to help solve our customer’s complex problems and ensure compliance with strict regulatory regimes.


Notes to Editors
Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group, is a leading nuclear solutions company. Operating in the UK and internationally, we provide our customers with a comprehensive range of critical nuclear solutions across the clean energy, defence and civil decommissioning markets.

From the decommissioning of legacy nuclear facilities, through to supporting nuclear generation and new build, our role is to support our customers to address the nuclear legacy and help deliver new build to ensure that nuclear is a key part of the energy solution for meeting the UK’s net zero commitments by 2050. Our priority is supporting our customers to achieve their goals, applying innovation to deliver for them safer, faster, at lower cost.

For further information, please contact: Kelly Duane: / 07540 672734