KBR, Inc. has announced it has been selected by Sellafield Ltd – owned by the UK Government’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority – to act as one of its delivery partners on a major infrastructure program to manage the safe and secure decommissioning of the Sellafield nuclear site. The program, which has a total value of up to £4.5bn, will be performed over 20 years.

The Framework Contract under which call offs for work will be issued comprises reimbursable project and program management services in support of Sellafield Ltd’s major construction projects and infrastructure development required in support of its decommissioning program. KBR revenue associated with this program is worth up to a value of £500m.

Under the terms of the contract KBR will provide program and project management expertise and will deliver project specific delivery plans for all major projects at Sellafield during the contract term including mobilization of resources, coordinating logistical requirements and defining delivery strategies. KBR will also coordinate the development of an integrated management system and provide project controls, procurement management, estimating, quantity surveying, risk management, document controls and commercial services.

“This is a truly significant program of work and this win adds to KBR’s expanding portfolio of program management contracts in the UK,” said Stuart Bradie, KBR President and CEO. “As a pioneer of collaborative working and forging strong alliances, KBR is delighted to have been selected to partner with Sellafield on this enduring project, which will place us at the heart of the customer’s delivery team.”

As the integration partner KBR will collaborate with the client and three other Program and Project Partners (PPP) to form an integrated delivery team. All the partners will work with the supply chain to improve capability, enhance project delivery, support social value and local economic development and contribute to the UK industrial strategy and nuclear sector deal.

This long term contract will support the transformation of Sellafield into a world leader in environmental remediaton.

KBR has a strong track record of supporting nuclear programs in the UK. KBR has also been delivering services to EDF Energy’s NNB Genco and to Framatome on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station construction project in the South West of England since 2016.