WYG bags £5.4m Sellafield contract

WYG has won a £5.4m, three-year contract to provide civil inspection and topographical surveying services at Sellafield. 

A multidisciplinary team of specialist project managers, building surveyors, civil and structural engineers and geomatic surveyors will undertake the work which will also include the preparation of technical specifications and cutting edge geospatial services including aerial surveys, use of drones, laser scanning, GIS and 3D modelling. 

Supporting WYG’s in-house capability, numerous specialist, highly skilled, local subcontractors, large and small, will see the continued development of its service offering. The consultancy has held the framework on its two previous iterations since 2005. 

Craig Hatch, head of asset management, WYG, and framework director said: “We value our long-standing collaboration with Sellafield greatly and look forward to continuing the delivery of this important work. WYG has held this framework for the past 11 years, which is real testament to our performance, our capability and the technical excellence of our workforce. Some of the work undertaken is truly unique and of an industry leading standard. In recent years this has enabled our workforce to transfer the skills honed at Sellafield and export them from Cumbria all around the UK and globally.”

Gareth Clarke, associate director, WYG, and framework manager added: “Operating a site-wide contract requires a great deal of knowledge of our client’s operational priorities and we tailor our services using our local workforce to meet those requirements.  We are very proud that our client recognises the value we bring by appointing us for a further term.”

WYG has asset management and engineering teams of nuclear professionals based in Cockermouth, dedicated to the collaboration with Sellafield. Over the next two years, this framework is expected to generate a number of new roles, including graduate schemes and apprenticeships, which will see WYG’s Cumbria base expand.  

The contract starts in April 2016 and WYG has an option to extend it for a further year. 

This appointment was followed closely by the ten-year decommissioning framework, for which WYG was also selected as part of the Cumbria Nuclear Solutions Ltd consortium.

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