Amec wins £35m MoD nuclear contract

Harriett Baldwin

Amec Foster Wheeler said it has been awarded a £35 million five-year contract to supply the UK Ministry of Defence with research and technology (R&T) services.

The work is for the MOD’s Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme (NNPP).

The contract will sustain about 70 jobs at Amec Foster Wheeler’s offices and laboratories in Warrington and Dorchester in the UK.

“Long-term investment in innovative research and technology like this is absolutely essential to ensuring that Britain’s nuclear programme remains cutting-edge,” said UK defence minister Harriett Baldwin.

“Underpinned by the UK’s rising Defence budget and £178 billion 10-year equipment plan, this new deal will help protect Britain and secure scores of highly skilled jobs in Warrington and Dorset.”

Clive White, president of Amec Foster Wheeler’s clean energy business, said: “We are valued for our technical expertise, comprehensive laboratory and analytical resources, strong relationships with academia, and best-in-class project and programme management.
“We are proud to serve this vital national programme, continuing the important work we have done for many years.”