AMEC wins major nuclear power plant services contract


Knutsford, Cheshire (17 July 2007) - AMEC, the international project management and services company, has won a major contract from British Energy for engineering and project management services on three of its fleet of nuclear power plants in the UK.

The five-year contract, the value of which is not being disclosed, carries an option for a further two years and will see AMEC provide project management and engineering services at the two sites at Heysham in the north west of England and at Hartlepool on Teesside.

"We are delighted that British Energy has awarded this contract to AMEC," said Mike Saunders, President of AMEC's nuclear business. "It is both of national interest and good business practice that these stations continue to generate electricity long into the future and we are delighted that the world-class skills in AMEC will work to ensure that this is the case, and also allow us to build on our long and successful relationship with British Energy."

"The tendering process for this contract has been very robust and we faced some serious competition," said AMEC's Alliance Manager Chris Harrop. "We now look forward to working with British Energy to deliver the first rate service that will ensure these stations continue to provide power for the nation."

British Energy Head of Projects Alan Cumming said: "The introduction of AMEC as a strategic partner is a key milestone in the drive to achieve the vision of "Relentless Predictability" in the execution of projects at British Energy. Their focus on safety, both nuclear and industrial, along with strong local support to our sites, was a key factor in their selection.

"Within Projects Division our record over the past two years has been excellent, but there was a need to increase both our capacity and capability. Through the alliance with AMEC we expect to see year on year measurable improvement in performance. Our core business is generating electricity, while AMEC's core business is Project Management."

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