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Keep informed with the latest news and developments from the NDA
31 March 2008
LLW Repository Contract Award
The contract award for the management and operation of the Low Level Waste Repository represents an historic milestone in the UK’s civil nuclear industry.
13 September 2006
LLWR Competition Shortlist Announced
Three bidders qualify to be invited to tender for the Low Level Waste Management Contract.
26 April 2006
NDA seeks 'strong field' for competition
The NDA hold an industry day to provide potential contractors the background, criteria and process for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s first ever competition.
10 April 2006
Search is on for nuclear waste management contract
Following Government approval of the Nuclear Deommissioning Authority's Strategy, the search is now underway for the first competiton.
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Search is on for first multi-million nuclear waste management contract winner
10 April 2006
Following Government approval (31 March 2006) of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) Strategy for the clean-up of the UK’s civil nuclear legacy, the search is now underway for world-class contractors to get involved in the first competition.
The prize is the management and operation of the Low Level Waste Repository near Drigg in West Cumbria. The contract will be awarded by late 2007 with the potential of significant additional value attached to the options.
The NDA is launching an international search for companies that can bring innovative techniques and new ways of working not necessarily from the nuclear sector. An Industry day is being held near the site on 25 April where interested companies can learn about the detail of the proposed contract and meet senior NDA officials.
The NDA’s Mark Dixon who is leading the competition project said: “There is great interest in this, the first NDA site to go out to competition. We are confident we will set a high standard of openness and transparency in our dealings with potential bidders for the contract and those companies further down the supply chain who are interested in getting involved.
We are looking far and wide with the aim of bringing in expertise in waste management and handling from the nuclear industry and beyond.”
A key feature of the contract moving forward will be the development of a UK-wide Low Level Waste plan covering all 20 of the sites managed by the NDA. This will aim to treat waste management in a more proactive and sustainable manner based on the waste hierarchy principles of reduce, re-use, recycle, energy recovery and only then disposal.
The contract will also include, subject to the granting of appropriate permissions, the design and build of an additional vault at the Cumbrian site for the storage of low level waste together with the development of additional infrastructure including rail works.
The potential costs of all long term low level waste management across all sites are currently estimated by the NDA to be approximately £8 billion.