Sellafield awards Carr’s Engineering with 10-year £48m framework for high integrity in-cell tanks & vessels

Carr’s Engineering has successfully secured an exclusive framework to deliver high integrity in-cell tanks and vessels including heat exchangers and evaporators to Sellafield Ltd for the next 10 years. At time of tender the framework was valued up to £48m and was won through a competitive European wide OJEU process. Chris Woodhead, Carr’s Engineering’s MD, “This was an important win for this business providing contract baseload alongside diversification of opportunities secured in 2016 with: Low Level Waste Repository, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, BP projects in Egypt and at the Stanlow Oil Refinery in Cheshire.”

Sean Saunders, Bendalls Deputy Managing Director, “I’ve been with Bendalls, acquired by Carr’s in the 1990’s since I left school having served my apprenticeship here and I can honestly say that winning the Vessels and Tanks Category Management Framework is the high point of my time in the company. The win required a significant team effort to make it happen and is great recognition of the professionalism of my people and the quality of work that they produce for the nuclear industry.”

Carr’s Engineering adopted a collaborative approach with Global Energy who secured the contract to manufacture high integrity out-cell tanks and out-cell medium integrity tanks and vessels. This working partnership offers Sellafield Ltd a high degree of flexibility to manage capacity demands whilst also providing opportunities to share best practice across suppliers and to expand the apprentice exchange programmes and skills development across the two businesses.

To enhance the value of our service with extended programme management and process design capability our team also includes Copeland based Prima Uno and Amec Foster Wheeler.