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Deadline extended on ONR improvement notice

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has agreed to an extension of the deadline for completing the works required under the Improvement Notice which was served on AWE last year.

When the Improvement Notice was issued in November 2012, ONR had acknowledged in its covering letter that there would be potential need for an extension to the timeframes of the programme owing to the complexities of the project.

Since that time the company has worked closely with the regulator to develop a programme to restore the facility to meet the stringent standards required for a class one nuclear structure. AWE has employed industry leading experts to carry out extensive surveys including 3D modelling of the structure to determine the work needed and the best methods for delivering it.

ONR’s agreement to start that work was given in June 2013 and a comprehensive repair programme is now underway. The revised completion date requires AWE to complete all remediation work, by no later than May 31, 2015.

In the meantime the current physical state of the building does not pose any danger to staff, neighbours or the environment.

 

 

Notes to Editors

1.     AWE plays a crucial role in national defence by providing and maintaining warheads for Trident, the UK's nuclear deterrent

2.     AWE is contracted to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) through a Government-owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) arrangement. Whilst our sites and facilities remain in government ownership, their management, day to day operations, and the maintenance of the nuclear stockpile is contracted to a private company AWE Management Limited (AWE ML). AWE ML is a consortium comprising three equal partners: Serco Group plc, the Lockheed Martin Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group.

3.     For further information contact Media@AWE.co.uk or 01189855888.

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