Doosan Babcock awarded key UKAEA contract

2 July 2021


Babcock will provide a year-round, core site team, delivering mechanical and electrical maintenance, access services, and waste management services.

Through delivery of the contract, Doosan Babcock will continue to provide exciting career opportunities and employment paths, focused on building UK skills and capability. The company is also committed to building supply chain confidence, working with local suppliers to support their growth and aspirations. Most importantly, Doosan Babcock will expand it social value programmes to include local communities close to the UKAEA sites, increasing the resilience of local economies.

Cameron Gilmour, Doosan Babcock Vice President said:
“We are delighted to have been awarded the Industrial Support Services contract, and we look forward to working with the UKAEA and supporting the development of the UK’s fusion energy research and development programme. Doosan Babcock is committed to the UK’s Net Zero goals and to developing technology and innovations to support the UK’s low carbon energy transition.”

About Doosan Babcock
Doosan Babcock is a specialist in the delivery of engineering, aftermarket and upgrade services to the nuclear, thermal, oil and gas, petrochemical and process sectors. With an industry-leading project management capability, the company builds, maintains and extends the life of customer assets worldwide.

Doosan Babcock has been a major supplier of plant, equipment and specialist services to the nuclear industry for 70 years, and is the only remaining Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactor (AGR) boilers for the UK’s current generation assets. Our engineering, manufacturing and installation skills have supplied large parts of the current UK fleet while our maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services and specialist inspection technologies keep plant operating safely, and help to extend plant life.

From construction of the UK’s first nuclear station to our position as a Mechanical, Electrical and HVAC (MEH) Joint Venture partner for the Hinkley Point C new nuclear power plant in Somerset, UK, we are developing the UK’s new nuclear fleet through our engineering design, procurement, manufacturing and site installation services.
For more information about Doosan Babcock, please visit www.doosanbabcock.com

About UK Atomic Energy Authority
The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) carries out fusion energy research on behalf of the UK Government at Culham Science Centre near Oxford. UKAEA oversees Britain’s fusion programme, headed by the MAST Upgrade (Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak) experiment. It also hosts the world’s largest fusion research facility, JET (Joint European Torus), which it operates for European scientists under a contract with the European Commission.

Fusion research at Culham is funded by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and by the European Union under the EURATOM treaty.

More information: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-atomic-energy-authority
Twitter: @UKAEAofficial
Image courtesy of UKAEA EUROfusion
For further information, please contact:
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