Aker Snags FEED Contract for UK Facility

URENCO UK Ltd has awarded Aker Solutions a contract to provide the front end design engineering and interface support for a new tails management processing and storage facility at URENCO's Capenhurst site in North West England, UK. This new storage facility, being designed in accordance with the requirements of industry regulators, is a major combined nuclear and chemical development for UK industry.

Aker Solutions will provide the engineering development for the front end engineering design, including layout and basic engineering documentation to allow the design to be progressed to detailed engineering stage.

Johan Cnossen, regional Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East & Africa region with Aker Solutions' Process and Construction business area said, "Aker Solutions has valuable design engineering experience working within this industry, which we can transfer to this project. We are pleased to be working with URENCO on this important project."

URENCO UK Limited became a wholly owned subsidiary of URENCO Limited in 1993 following a restructuring of the URENCO Group. Since then, the site has established itself as a highly successful operation, expanding its production capacity almost threefold to 5.000 tSW/a at 31 December 2008, and contributing to the Group's objective of being the leading international supplier of enriched uranium and associated technologies.

Aker Solutions' contract party is Aker Solutions E&C Ltd. The contract value is undisclosed.