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Sellafield slims down supply chain

Sellafield aerial view

Nuclear power plant Sellafield is searching for four delivery partners for decommissioning work over the next 20 years in a major supply chain shift.

Instead of procuring supply chains for individual projects, Sellafield will establish four long-term partners under its new programme and project partners (PPP) model, which covers decommissioning work over the next 20 years.

Potential partners will meet with Sellafield on Friday (28 April) when the procurement process will be launched.

“This is a hugely important step for Sellafield Ltd – it is a game change for the way we deal with our supply chain,” said Sellafield projects director Steve Livingstone.

“The new model will ensure our projects, while maintaining our excellent safety performance, will be delivered faster, meaning Sellafield is made safer more quickly.”

Livingstone added that working with four close partners would result in a more collaborative way of working.

Over the next 20 years, complex decommissioning work at Sellafield means several major projects will be carried out, such as removing slurry from the plant’s nuclear pond.

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