CDS Energy awarded multi-million-pound nuclear contract

CDS Energy Services, an experienced and highly regarded oil, gas and petrochemical contractor has been awarded a highly sought-after multi-million-pound contract in the nuclear industry – enabling the company to extend its specialist services into a new sector.

The company has been awarded the contract with M+W Group, a global leader in the design, engineering and construction of advanced technology facilities and major complex projects. The project will be delivered at the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria, which is owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. The project is a new nuclear waste store which is known as the Box Encapsulation Plant Product Store Direct Import Facility (BEPPS/DIF).

The contract requires CDS Energy to provide the manufacturing design of pipework, supply and erection of equipment, shop fabrication, testing and site installation. In order to be considered, CDS undertook an incredibly rigorous six-month selection process demonstrating the company’s commitment to safety, quality, procurement and organisation ability in a sector that demands the highest levels of due diligence at every stage of service delivery.

CDS Energy’s previous onshore and offshore experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries places the company in an excellent position to take on this contract . The business has invested heavily in its operation, facilities and workforce in recent years, and taking on a record number of apprentices in the Humber region. The company’s fabrication facility is widely recognised as one of the best and most modern of its kind in the oil, gas and petrochemical sector.

CDS’ Managing Director, Howard Laybourne, said: “I am extremely proud of the passion and hard work demonstrated by the management and workforce that has resulted in us winning this prestigious contract .
Being awarded such an impressive work package is great news for CDS as it will be our first step into the nuclear industry and further growth opportunities.

It is a further indication that Hull-based companies hold an incredibly strong position in the energy industry, at a time when the city has been placed on a worldwide stage due to the UK City of Culture 2017 celebrations. We are delighted to play our part in showcasing Hull’s vast experience, expertise and heritage in the field of specialist engineering.”

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