The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has hired Mott MacDonald to provide asset management advisory services, leveraging the firm’s ISO55000 asset management endorsement. The deal will see the firm work to improve the use of assets and processes around assets to increase their value for money, both for the NDA as well as Site Licence Companies working for the NDA.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) was set up in 2004 as part of the Energy Act by the UK Government as a non-department public body. The body owns 17 sites across England, Wales and Scotland where it manages nuclear decommissioning work. The NDA is, among others, responsible for scrutinising the decommissioning plans of EDF Energy, managing radioactive and non-radioactive waste and decommissioning nuclear facilities. The organisation plays a managerial role in the clean-up of the UK’s nuclear sites, providing an overall approach, allocating budgets, setting targets and monitoring progress. The on-the-ground work is performed through Site Licence Companies (STC).
The NDA recently announced that it has appointed Mott MacDonald as the sole supplier for asset management advisory services. The two year framework deal, with the possibility of a two year extension, sees Mott MacDonald provide the NDA with ISO55000 asset management support and advice. In addition, the firm will take a critical eye to the asset management, people and process practices used by the NDA and the STCs to improvements that increase value for money. The new contract follows on a previous four year engagement between the NDA and Mott MacDonald.
Paul Chadwick, Mott MacDonald’s Practice Leader for Asset Management, says, “This framework agreement will provide great opportunities to both us and the NDA. Clients across various sectors are facing the challenge of trying to achieve more out of their existing assets, so implementing effective asset management frameworks, principles and processes can really help deliver value where it counts.” Chadwich remarks that the firm is looking forward to supporting the NDA over the course of this framework, adding, “Our recognition as endorsed assessors by the Institute of Asset Management and our record for delivering value were key aspects of our bid.”