Nuclear Decommissioning Contract Opportunities for the Entire Nuclear Supply Chain

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Nuclear Energy Insider talks to Peter Lutwyche (Jacobs) about opportunities in nuclear decommissioning.

With much of the UK nuclear industry looking forward to the opportunities of new build, we must be reminded of the nuclear legacy that we have in the UK and of the enormous decommissioning tasks that lie ahead. With the cost of decommissioning in the United Kingdom set to exceed £70bn, the business opportunities for the nuclear industry are very clear.

Peter Lutwyche, Nuclear Operations Director at Jacobs spoke to Nuclear Energy Insider about the opportunities for companies involved in nuclear decommissioning. “The nuclear decommissioning market in the UK continues to present a huge opportunity for all involved in the industry to collaborate in delivering value for clients and the public sector. Despite the pressures of the economic climate, pressure on public funding, and the development of plans for new nuclear build, there is still a significant amount of work to be delivered and a number of important projects in delivery and on the horizon.”

The struggle for companies to secure the lucrative decommissioning contracts will undoubtedly be fierce and companies within the supply chain will have to work hard to ensure that they are flexible, innovative and on the constant cutting edge of industry best practice. Peter Lutwyche explained that, “competition for this work and the resources to execute it will continue to be challenging and success will only be achieved by the most insightful clients and the most reliable and innovative suppliers working together. This is true not only in terms of technology and programme but also in procurement, contracting and relationships.”

Key companies within the nuclear supply chain will be meeting at the upcoming Nuclear Decommissioning Supply Chain Conference on 12th and 13th April 2010 in Manchester Peter Lutwyche from Jacobs will be joining other key representatives from Westinghouse, AMEC, Health and Safety Executive, Serco, CH2M Hill at the event to discuss pressing issues regarding the nuclear decommissioning supply chain. Peter said, “This conference provides the industry with an excellent opportunity to jointly explore the issues we need to address in order to develop the right approaches for collective future success.”

Great benefits from attending the Nuclear Decommissioning Supply Chain Conference include 14+ hours of networking, working group discussions, networking cocktail party at the end of day one and more! For more information on the summit go to


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