Areva JV preferred bidder for nuclear waste treatment facility in the UK

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A joint venture between Areva, Mace and Atkins was picked by Sellafield Ltd. as the preferred bidder for the Silos Direct-encapsulation Plant (SDP) project in the UK.

The SDP project will create a customized waste treatment plant to process legacy materials from Magnox fuel currently present on site. The a.m.a. joint venture will complete the engineering design, procurement, construction, and commissioning related activities for the facility.

Sellafield Ltd will now enter a period of Preferred Bidder Clarification and confirmation of commitment with a.m.a. while the contract is finalized. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority must give final approval for the contract.

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