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Jacobs JV selected for Sellafield Framework  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; www.jacobs.com) says that its joint venture (JV) with AMEC and Balfour Beatty has been selected by Sellafield Ltd. to deliver its Box Encapsulation Plant (BEP) project in West Cumbria, U.K. Sellafield officials noted that the potential value range of the framework agreement is between $380 million (£240 million) and $540 million (£336 million) over a period of four years. Under the terms of the agreement, the three way equal JV is expected to deliver the complete life cycle of services to the project; from design, engineering, procurement, installation, and construction management through to inactive commissioning. Work on the BEP is scheduled to begin immediately. The project is an integral part of the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo (MSSS) Program addressing the cleanup of one of the most hazardous legacy facilities on the Sellafield site. When complete, the BEP is expected to treat nuclear waste recovered from MSSS, immobilize it, and prepare it for long-term storage. In addition, the BEP may also process waste recovered during the decommissioning of other significant Sellafield facilities including the First General Magnox Storage Pond and the Pile Fuel Storage Pond. Sellafield…
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