BakerHicks, the multi-disciplinary design and engineering company, has been appointed to the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) Engineering Design Services Framework to deliver a range of highly technical engineering services in support of its sophisticated UK fusion programme.
The scope of the framework covers a range of UKAEA commissions, including Joint European Torus (JET), Remote Applications in Challenging Environments (RACE) and Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) in the UK, as well as two European projects, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) in France and European Spallation Source (ESS) in Sweden.
Paula Barham, Senior Procurement Manager said:
“BakerHicks demonstrated a clear understanding of our needs and a sound ability to deliver across highly technical projects. Their quality management system was particularly impressive, matched with a commercial approach that we believe will deliver good value for money.”
John Griffin, managing director for Nuclear and Defence at BakerHicks added:
“The UKAEA is a new client that can benefit from the expertise in our Nuclear and Defence team. BakerHicks has a long and successful track record in delivering cutting-edge projects in highly secure, regulated environments through a genuinely integrated service. Our multi-disciplinary approach, combined with our intelligent use of AR/VR and associated information management, will be a major advantage in developing practical solutions in what is a challenging and highly technical industry.”
UKAEA manages the UK fusion programme at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE), one of the world’s leading fusion research laboratories. A full range of engineering design services are being sought across five Lots, including; mechanical and electrical engineering, control & instrumentation, piping, civil engineering, process engineering, building services and robotics.