|One of the two turbines at Dungeness B being overhauled as part of a statutory outage. (Picture courtesy of EDF Energy)|
The agreement, the value of which has not been announced, will cover all interfaces of work with a focus on EDF Energy’s reactor systems, reactor technology and plant performance to the end of the operating life of its existing UK fleet of Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors.
The agreement further strengthens Amec Foster Wheeler’s long-term relationship with EDF Energy and will see the company continue to provide technical support across a wide range of disciplines, including:
- Modelling and Simulation, ensuring compliance with design codes, standards and regulations, future proofing key platforms and systems.
- Rigs, facilities, specialist chemistry, corrosion and materials – developing solutions to solve key future and emergent challenges.
- Managing ageing and obsolescence eliminating constraints associated with high integrity Control and Instrumentation systems that will enable Plant Life Extension and improve generation
- Plant Performance – integrating tacit knowledge and targeted tools to predict plant performance in support of the drive for improvements to equipment reliability.
“This agreement will allow both parties to plan on a long term, strategic basis and invest in resources, tools and facilities to secure safe, reliable operational performance, to deliver EDF Energy’s objectives for their nuclear stations,” said Clive White, President of Amec Foster Wheeler’s Clean Energy business.
“It further reinforces Amec Foster Wheeler’s long-term knowledge and expertise in the field of reactor support and will allow us to help ensure that EDF Energy can generate, clean, reliable and safe electricity for years to come.”
Brian Cowell, Director of Nuclear Operations at EDF Energy said: "Amec Foster Wheeler’s unique range of skills and capabilities in nuclear engineering, combined with its longstanding relationship with EDF Energy, makes it the ideal partner to deliver the Lifetime Enterprise Agreement. The contract will enable us continue to deliver the secure, reliable, low carbon electricity the UK needs now and into the future."