Jacobs wins $53m contract to support UK’s nuclear power plants

Heysham 2 nuclear power station - image courtesy of EDF

Jacobs has been awarded a new Project Management Resources (PMR) framework contract with EDF Nuclear Operations. 

EDF has eight nuclear power stations in the UK accounting for around 16%  of the UK’s electricity output.

It has valued the new two-year contract, which starts on January 1, 2024, at more than $53m.

Under an existing PMR framework, Jacobs supports operations at four Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (AGR) stations; the transition from generation to defueling at another three AGR stations and the operation and life extension program for the Sizewell B pressurized water reactor 

“Our commitment to supporting the UK’s nuclear power fleet helps communities to access sustainable, emission-free energy generation,” said Jacobs senior vice president Karen Wiemelt. 

“We will assist EDF to maximize generation from these vital national assets for the remainder of their operating lives and to support energy security and the target of achieving net-zero carbon by 2050. 

“Simultaneously, we will assist the transition toward defueling and decommissioning at the stations which have ceased generating.”

Now in its ninth year, the existing PMR contract supports work for more than 200 project management, project engineering specialists and site team supervisors. 

The new framework is being contracted single source in recognition of performance over previous years. 

Jacobs is now recruiting for locations across the UK and welcomes those with diverse, non-nuclear experience.

“Our project management and controls capabilities underpin the delivery of our nuclear safety and business risk mitigations and our sustainable role to our net zero commitments within the UK,” said EDF Torness Power Station director Paul Forrest. 

“I am proud of the teamwork across the fleet over the last eight years and look forward to the continued success and learning across all our program and project portfolios.”

If you would like to contact Karen McLauchlan about this, or any other story, please email