UKAEA


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UKAEAUnited Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
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We were thrilled to be appointed as a delivery partner to UKAEA and are looking forward to the collaboration."
Colin Walters, Project Director at UKAEA, said: "This key facility in North Wales will be another part of the UK's nuclear renaissance and we are glad to have been chosen to lead it.
It was split into three departments in 1971, becoming principally a research organisation, and was split again in 1991 to allow its commercial side to flourish, while the UKAEA dealt mostly with decommissioning issues.
Defence and energy support services firm Babcock International bought all of UKAEA Limited.
The sales follow an announcement of March 30 that the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority is looking for a buyer for UKAEA Limited.
The UKAEA is changing from being a government-commissioned authority to one that will operate in a competitive environment to decommission nuclear sites around the country.
The UKAEA provides customers around the world with technical consultancy services.
The UKAEA, which has been involved in running and cleaning a number of nuclear research sites for more than 50 years said the new alliance marked the start of competition to decommission nuclear power stations.
Over 140 buildings have been demolished since UKAEA began decommissioning work in 1991.
Originally built in 1959 as a library and reprographic centre by UKAEA, the library was one of the few buildings on the site developed specifically to support Harwell research programmes.
Generating power commercially from nuclear fusion may be some years away, but scientists at the Euratom United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, or UKAEA Fusion, research laboratory at the Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, England, are already using finite element analysis to research the structures and types of materials to be used in an eventual fusion power plant.
According to the transfer plan, the MOX fuel will be carried by two British armed vessels with armed police from the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) aboard.