Systems, engineering and technology consultancy, Frazer-Nash, has been awarded a role on the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA’s) Engineering Design Services Framework.
The Engineering Design Services Framework has been set up to help UKAEA access a broad range of specialist engineering and technical skills across multiple areas, which will support it in its goal to develop fusion as a new source of clean energy for future power stations.
Frazer-Nash will be delivering expertise in four technical areas: process engineering; computer-based modelling and simulation; electrical control and instrumentation (EC&I); and specialist nuclear services.
Frazer-Nash’s Fusion Business Manager, Steven Lawler, said:
“This framework gives us the opportunity to provide not only our expertise and capabilities, but also our renowned cross-sector agility, to help UKAEA deliver on its nationally strategic programme.
“As a part of our approach, we developed a collaborative model that draws upon a broad spectrum of organisations across the supply chain. We are looking forward to working with ABS Consulting, Clarkebond UK Limited, Framatome, Galson Sciences, James Fisher Nuclear Limited, NIS Limited, NW Total Limited, PDL Group Limited, SDS and TUV NORD – as a collaborative group, we’re providing a robust and compelling solution that will help the UKAEA with its engineering design challenges.
“Each of the supply chain organisations bring their own set of skills and capabilities to complement those already offered by Frazer-Nash, and will help drive progress towards UKAEA’s fusion goal.”
Paula Barham, UKAEA’s Head of Procurement, said:
“This framework will be a key means for UKAEA to access the highly-skilled supply chain offered by the winners. All successful tenderers are to be congratulated for winning a place on a hotly contested framework. We look forward to working with Frazer-Nash Consultancy, as well as with all the other framework winners, as we seek to solve the huge technical challenges presented by the development of sustainable fusion energy.”