The new contract involves ESG continuing to provide radiochemical, chemical and asbestos analysis to support Sellafield Ltd’s facilities characterisation team in their on-site decommissioning and site investigation projects.
Sellafield Ltd is responsible for safely delivering decommissioning, reprocessing and nuclear waste management activities on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
The multi-million pound contract ensures the continuation of existing analytical support, but will see the implementation of new methods that have been developed to widen the services offered by ESG. The laboratory will also be installing a sample preparation facility that will allow a variety of new methods to be utilised for the analysis of decommissioning materials including various metals, concretes and woods.
Paul Duncan, ESG’s business manager for Nuclear commented: “Securing this ten year contract ensures that we continue our excellent working relationship with Sellafield Ltd. Our skilled team provides expert, UKAS-accredited analytical support for Sellafield Ltd and we look forward to further developing the breadth of our analytical service offering for the nuclear sector.
“It is fantastic news that ESG can continue to provide technical expertise and analytical support to Sellafield Ltd, with ESG being the only laboratory in the UK to offer chemical, radiochemical and asbestos analysis in-house.”
ESG provides a complete, client-focused analytical service for Sellafield Ltd with the ability to perform a complete range of in-house radiochemical, chemical and asbestos testing on a wide variety of samples.
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