£30m Sellafield Ltd contract will create jobs and boost local economy

Friday August 7th, 2020

TSP Engineering, of Workington, will produce transport packages for Sellafield Ltd’s decommissioning programme.Government Opportunities

The 50-tonne, lead-lined containers will transfer nuclear waste from the legacy Magnox Swarf Storage Silo to newly built storage facilities on the Sellafield site.

The work is expected to create or sustain approximately 200 jobs at TSP Engineering.

The move underlines the commitment of Sellafield Ltd and its owner the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) to investing in local supply chains.

Alongside other orders placed with the business, the work will bring the TSP Engineering workforce to in excess of 250 people.

TSP Engineering has a long history of manufacturing high integrity products for Sellafield.

Under a previous contract the firm produced 1 new and 9 refurbished packages for the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo programme.

The new contract is expected to run for a few years and will complete the fleet of packages needed to empty the silo, which is one of the NDA’s highest priority programmes.

John Coughlan, chief executive officer of TSP Engineering, said:

“This is great news for TSP Engineering, our workforce, supply chain and the local economy.

Sellafield placing this order highlights the confidence our nuclear customers have in our proven ability to deliver the most technical and complex solutions within budget and programme plan.

It is a significant step towards our ambition to further grow in the nuclear industry and highlights the calibre and skill of our award-winning workforce.”

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