McMenon Engineering contract win

McMenon secure Programme and Project Partners contracts at Sellafield

McMenon is delighted to announce that, as part of the NWEC Alliance, they have secured two major contract wins, worth more than £4million with Programme and Project Partners at Sellafield.

NWEC – a collaborative partnership between McMenon and TIS Cumbria ­ – will provide process cabinets for the SIXEP Continuity Plant (SCP) with a total contract value of £3.5 million.

This will include the fabrication, assembly, testing and supply of wash and process cabinets to be used in the site’s new-build facility that will ensure the existing Site Ion Exchange Effluent Plant facility, which has been running since 1985, can continue its vital work for decades to come.

Another contract is for 191 fabrications for theSellafield Product and Residue Store Retreatment Plant (SRP) with a contract value of just over £800,000.

This includes a manufacturing package for specialist trolleys, handling equipment, personnel access and machine operating and maintenance tooling.

McMenon CEO, Anand Puthran, said: “Winning two new contracts with PPP, worth more than £4million, is a ringing endorsement for the skills and quality within McMenon and TIS Cumbria – who make up the NWEC Alliance.

“Not only does it meet McMenon’s diversification aims but also puts us firmly on the map among top class manufacturing companies in West Cumbria and the wider UK civil nuclear infrastructure community.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our engineering and manufacturing expertise and show what two independent SME’s on the west coast of Cumbria can achieve through collaborative working.

NWEC’s aim was always to help establish a long-term and sustainable legacy for the West Cumbrian and wider UK economy through the provision of opportunities, skills, engagement and employment. And this contract win is a huge boost to our aims.

“We are all excited to get started. Our thanks go to Programme and Project Partners for the endorsement and we look forward to developing our relationship with Sellafield Ltd moving forward.”

McMenon Chief Operations Officer, Shiby Bernard, who manages the engineering and manufacturing side of the business, echoed those thoughts.

She added: “This is a fantastic achievement and showcases the ability of our highly skilled workforce.

“This contract win will allow us to support more young people into engineering careers and I personally would be looking to encourage more females into the sector.

“This is a cause we have always championed through our apprenticeship and schools programme.”