Frazer-Nash Consultancy is proud to continue its support for a low carbon future across the entire nuclear lifecycle – driving towards the UK’s Net-Zero target – through the announcement that it will extend its support to the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) as a Tier 1 supplier under a new technical framework.
The ONR is the regulator for the nuclear industry in the UK, and is recognised internationally for nuclear best practice. With 36 licensed nuclear sites in Great Britain, the ONR’s mission is to protect society by securing safe nuclear operations.
In 2019, the UK became the first major economy in the world to pass laws to significantly reduce its carbon contribution to global warming by 2050.
In alignment with these targets, Frazer-Nash has been supporting the ONR in a varied capacity for over 14 years. When the regulator’s first Technical Support Framework (TSF) – established in 2018 – was released, Frazer-Nash was enlisted as a Tier 1 supplier; providing the ONR with a robust and streamlined procurement route to proven expertise, capabilities, and capacity to support regulatory duties.
Following involvement under the first framework, Frazer-Nash gained credibility as a trusted and responsible prime (Tier 1) supplier.
Building on that reputation, Frazer-Nash has once again been selected as a Tier 1 supplier for Lot 3 under the new technical support framework, which will require support across a broad range of nuclear technical discipline areas.
The upcoming framework launches on 1 November 2022 and will run for four years.
Rupert Bridges, Chief Operating Officer, Frazer-Nash Consultancy, comments:
“This most recent announcement demonstrates the company’s position as an established and dependable supplier to the UK nuclear regulator. Frazer-Nash is renowned for its company values, which it upholds as a business through its work. The announcement epitomises the company’s value; ‘we are trusted’ and demonstrates the track record that Frazer-Nash has in delivering to clients in the nuclear industry for over thirty years – creating successful outcomes across the entire nuclear lifecycle”.
Euan Cragg James, Regulatory Directorate Programme and Business Manager and Technical Support Framework Manager, the ONR, comments:
“Over the next few years, in addition to our ongoing regulatory activities, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) will be expected to regulate or support a range of new programmes of national strategic importance across the nuclear industry.
“Our continuing ability to access the full range of technical services available via the supply chain will be vital to us in doing that, and we look forward to working with all those suppliers who have been successful in securing a place on our new, revised Technical Services Framework.”