UK Company Wins £50 Million Sellafield Storage Container Contract

Posted by NucNet on 12 May 2015 in NucNet

UK company Metalcraft has been awarded a contract potentially valued at £50 million (€69m, $78m) for the provision of stainless steel storage containers for nuclear waste at the UK’s Sellafield site in Cumbria, northwest England.

Sellafield Ltd, the company responsible for decommissioning work at Sellafield, said Metalcraft was chosen partly because of socio-economic commitments it made to deliver a package which includes “new jobs, apprenticeships and training development”. Metalcraft said phase one of the project is worth between £5.25m and £8m and covers the set up and development of a production facility that will produce over 1,000 storage boxes during phase two of the project, which will run over the next 10 years.