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Nuclear facility

Nuclear power

The nuclear power renaissance is now well underway throughout the world. New nuclear power plants are now seen as a bulk source of low carbon electricity and a hedge against uncertain fossil fuel prices.

We provide an integrated approach in nuclear generation and waste management or all services for nuclear decommissioning for legacy clean up.

Mott MacDonald has a long heritage of involvement in design and asset management in nuclear power, and has more recently become involved in some of the key new build projects around the world. A noteworthy role is that of owner’s claims manager for the Olkiluoto3 project in Finland, the first application of the AREVA reactor design, seen by many as the lead project globally for the next wave of nuclear construction.

As well as new build projects, our experience covers all facets of the nuclear industry from enrichment and fuel manufacturing to decommissioning and waste handling. With our existing awareness and current site presence at major nuclear facilities we are fully aware of the requirements to meet with any regulatory issues.

We have expertise in the following sectors:

  • Nuclear power generation
  • Nuclear decommissioning
  • Nuclear waste management
  • Nuclear processing
  • Nuclear defence
  • Research and development


We cover a range of services from detailed engineering to cost control. We have provided comprehensive contractual and commercial services to the nuclear industry for the last 40 years, during that time we have provided services at most of the nuclear sites within the UK.

Engineering services

In this case we can provide the following services:

  • Project development
  • Engineering
  • Balance of plant services
  • Due diligence
  • Contacting strategy
  • Airline impact analysis
  • Construction supervision

Commercial management

We have experts in the total enterprise of managing any aspect of a project commercially to deliver best value to our customers. We have been the winner of procurement advisor category in the PFI sector, which is a very commercially competitive market.

Cost estimating

We are well versed in the production of any class of estimate in accordance with the client’s. We have access to our own extensive in-house cost data. Our cost research unit based in Norwich provides us with near real-time cost data which is continuously updated with remote access via secure links. For our nuclear decommissioning work we pride ourselves on being able to generate robust estimates – and by using planning software we can generate specific cost programmes for all tasks involved. We provided key individuals that facilitated the roll out estimating software throughout BNG Magnox. In support of the site wide estimating Support to Magnox we have procured software to allow estimates to be prepared remotely and fed into client systems.

Quantitive surveying

Mott MacDonald has a team of qualified quantity surveyors who are capable of providing a comprehensive service. At Sellafield we provide a fully integrated quantity surveying service for British Nuclear Group.

Risk management

At Mott MacDonald, we understand the importance of programme, cost and project risks. In all of our project management methods we integrate a standard risk register to record the risks that might occur plus, more crucially, their control measures. Our risk managers are highly qualified and capable of focusing on the key risks to deliver profitable projects. We also harness some of the latest risk management software to the benefit of our customers.

Customer benefits

We provide an integrated approach in nuclear generation and waste management or all services for nuclear decommissioning for legacy clean up. We have demonstrated savings through our cost control, cost engineering and contracting strategies approach.

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