WS Atkins selected for Sellafield

Engineering firm WS Atkins yesterday said it has been selected as the preferred bidder on a decommissioning contract for a Sellafield nuclear facility, as part of an equal three-way joint venture with France’s Areva and UK firm Mace. The FTSE 250-listed firm will process nuclear waste from the Magnox Swarf storage silo on the Sellafield site in Cumbria. The final £1.4bn contract award is subject to approval from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.