Jacobs has secured a $53 million project management resources framework contract from EDF Nuclear Operations to continue operational support of the United Kingdom’s nuclear energy facilities for two more years.
According to Karen Wiemelt, a senior vice president at Jacobs, the company will support EDF’s mission of maximizing the power-generation capabilities of nuclear plants through their operating lives.
The agreement also requires assisting facilities that have halted power-generation functions and started transitioning toward defueling and decommissioning, she added.
Wiemelt explained that the partnership with EDF advances the United Kingdom’s target of achieving net zero carbon by 2050 and helps communities access sustainable and emission-free energy.
EDF, which supplies around 16 percent of the U.K.’s electricity output with eight nuclear power stations, said that under an existing PMR framework, Jacobs assists in operating four advanced gas-cooled reactor stations and the transition to defuel three other AGR sites.
The company also provides operation and life extension program support for the Sizewell B pressurized water reactor under the same deal, EDF added.
Jacob’s existing PMR contract provides work for over 200 project management, project engineering specialists and site team supervisors to fulfill the requirements.
For the new two-year framework, which starts on Jan. 1, 2024, the organization has already begun the recruitment process, with candidates across the U.K., with or without nuclear experience, welcome to apply.