Magnox Ltd awards £56 million contract to Mitie

Magnox Ltd Berkeley

Berkeley-based Magnox Ltd, which manages one of the largest nuclear reactor decommissioning programmes in Europe, has awarded a major integrated facilities management contract to Mitie.

The contract is worth £56 million over five years and has the option to extend for a further five years.

The new contract will see Mitie deliver a fully integrated facilities management service at Magnox’s 14 sites – 12 nuclear sites, a hydroelectric plant and a technical office – based across the UK. Mitie will provide engineering maintenance, cleaning, waste management, helpdesk, front of house, mailroom management and landscaping services.

Gloucestershire-headquartered Magnox Ltd is a subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, which is responsible for decommissioning the 12 nuclear sites and safely managing the waste generated from producing more than 1,000TWh of nuclear power during their 60 years of operations, and safely managing the waste generated during nuclear research and electricity generation stretching back nearly 75 years.

Mitie will focus on undertaking repair and maintenance services such as water treatment and fire alarm inspections. This is vital to keeping buildings safe and all equipment operating efficiently, ensuring that Magnox Ltd employees can carry out their decommissioning tasks safely.

The contract builds on Mitie’s significant experience supporting the UK nuclear industry, working with customers including Sellafield Limited, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Low Level Waste Repository Limited.

Carlo Alloni, Managing Director, Technical Services and Integrated Facilities Management, Mitie, said: “We’re honoured to have been selected by Magnox Ltd for this contract and to bring our experience of large-scale integrated facilities management services to their 14 sites. As a trusted FM partner for the UK’s national nuclear infrastructure, we’re proud to continue supporting the sector by assisting Magnox Ltd as it undertakes this critical decommissioning programme.”

Caron Weaver, Magnox Ltd Engineering and Asset Management Director, said:  “We are delighted to be working with Mitie as part of our mission to fully decommission the Magnox sites across the UK. We are confident this contract represents excellent value for money and are looking forward to Mitie bringing innovation and driving efficiency in the delivery of these vital FM services.”