Firms are now being engaged to express an interest in bidding for a new Infrastructure Delivery Partnership set to oversee £3bn of projects at the nuclear site over 15 years.
This will replace the present Infrastructure Services Alliance with Morgan Sindall and Arup.
Under the new arrangement, Sellafield is looking to appoint three strategic partners.
They will provide front-end definition and project sequencing services, undertake feasibility studies and initial engineering design.
The firms will also work on cost modelling to support Sellafield Ltd in production of business cases, support commissioning and embedding capabilities into the business including knowledge transfer into Sellafield Ltd.
Three delivery partners
o Civils and general – Deliver work packages related to the road and rail network, pipe bridges and ducts, excavation and general civils work
o High-voltage electrical – Deliver work packages related to improving the high-voltage electrical distribution network covering distribution, generation and substations.
o Utilities – Deliver work packages related to the steam, water, chemical and compressed air networks and general mechanical work
Under the present procurement plan, prequalification will start in August, with tenders being invited from shortlisted firms in February 2023.
Contracts will be awarded by November 2024.
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