Morgan Sindall has agreed a partnership with two American nuclear specialists to offer a combined delivery capability in the UK nuclear market.
The firm will work with the SM Stoller Corporation and Newport News Nuclear, both subsidiaries of Virginia-based US shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries.
The agreement will enable the three companies to target nuclear new build and decommissioning projects across the UK.
Morgan Sindall will deliver design, construction and project management capabilities, while Stoller and Newport News Nuclear will offer nuclear waste handling and programme controls.
In 2012, Morgan Sindall and Arup was awarded the £1.1bn contract to provide infrastructure services to Sellafield for five years, with an option to extend for a further 10 years.
Morgan Sindall managing director of utility services Simon Smith said: “The signing of this agreement demonstrates our commitment to significantly expand our UK nuclear presence. We have a clear understanding of the UK’s future nuclear requirements and a proven construction and infrastructure capability within this sector.
“Through our collaboration with Stoller and Newport News Nuclear we are further strengthening our capabilities and experience which will be instrumental in enabling us to provide an enhanced range of new build and decommissioning services to the UK nuclear market.”
Stoller president Nick Lombardo said: “We are eager to share our nuclear remediation and project planning and execution core competencies with a strong partner in the UK.
“Our collaboration with Morgan Sindall will allow us to provide capabilities and experience we have developed over decades to significant nuclear projects and services in the UK nuclear market.”
Huntington Ingalls Industries designs, builds and manages the life-cycle of the most complex nuclear and conventionally powered ships for the US Navy and Coast Guard, and also provides engineering and project management services expertise to the US commercial and government energy industries.
Stoller offers nuclear engineering, radioactive and hazardous waste management and facilities decommissioning, while Newport News Nuclear provides the US Department of Energy with nuclear operations and programme management.