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Morgan Sindall joins forces with S.M. Stoller and Newport News Nuclear to target UK nuclear new build and decommissioning opportunities

Pictured sat in a row at a table signing the long-term agreement are Curtis G Hull, Senior Vice President, The S.M. Stoller Corp.;  Barry Fletcher, Vice President, Nuclear Propulsion, Newport News Shipbuilding; John Morgan, Chief Executive, Morgan Sindall Group; Simon Smith, Managing  Director Utility Services, Morgan Sindall

Morgan Sindall, along with The S.M. Stoller Corp. and Newport News Nuclear, both subsidiary companies of Huntington Ingalls Industries, have signed a long term agreement to work together to offer a combined delivery capability to the UK nuclear market.

Given UK government investment in the nuclear industry, this agreement will enable these three companies to bring innovative processes and systems to market and collaboratively target nuclear new build and decommissioning projects across the UK. It will achieve this by using the complementary strengths of each organisation: Stoller and Newport News Nuclear bring extensive experience of nuclear waste handling and programme controls from managing the majority of licenced nuclear sites within the United States, whilst Morgan Sindall brings design, construction and project management delivery capability within the UK nuclear market.

Simon Smith, Managing Director of Utility Services at Morgan Sindall, said: “The signing of this agreement demonstrates our commitment to significantly expand our UK nuclear presence. We have a clear understanding of the UK’s future nuclear requirements and a proven construction and infrastructure capability within this sector. Through our collaboration with Stoller and Newport News Nuclear we are further strengthening our capabilities and experience which will be instrumental in enabling us to provide an enhanced range of new build and decommissioning services to the UK nuclear market.”

In 2012, Sellafield Ltd awarded a contract to Morgan Sindall in joint venture to provide a range of essential infrastructure asset services to the Sellafield site. The contract, worth up to a potential £1.1 billion, will run for an initial five year period but could be extended for a further ten years.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is headquartered in Newport News in the U.S. state of Virginia. It designs, builds and manages the life-cycle of the most complex nuclear and conventionally powered ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and also provides engineering and project management services expertise to the U.S. commercial energy industry, the Department of Energy and other U.S. government customers. Stoller and Newport News Nuclear are both subsidiaries of Huntington Ingalls Industries: Stoller offers expertise across areas including nuclear engineering, radioactive and hazardous waste management and facilities decommissioning whilst Newport News Nuclear provides the U.S. Department of Energy with excellence in nuclear operations and programme management.

“We are eager to share our nuclear remediation and project planning and execution core competencies with a strong partner in the UK” said Stoller President Nick Lombardo. “Our collaboration with Morgan Sindall will allow us to provide capabilities and experience we have developed over decades to significant nuclear projects and services in the UK nuclear market. We look forward to a long and mutually successful relationship with Morgan Sindall.”