Speedy Hire, the U.K.’s largest rental company, has secured a three-year agreement with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to supply lifting equipment for maintenance at the nuclear processing sites Sellafield, Magnox, Dounreay and others. Speedy estimates the agreement could be worth more than £2 million (about U.S. $3.1 million) over the terms of the contract.
The company has previously supplied Sellafield on an ad hoc basis. Speedy already has several nuclear clients and its involvement with this sector will now increase.
“The very nature of nuclear decommissioning work such as those at Sellafield often require very sensitive lifting operations in which there is very little margin for error,” said Martin Rusher, operations director, Speedy Engineering Services. “Each lifting task requires both careful logistical planning and the use of reliable, specialist equipment. It’s also vital that operatives are fully trained in how to use each piece of kit to help complete work effectively and efficiently.
“The nuclear sector is a key growth area for us and one in which we can provide tailored lifting support packages such as this agreement with Sellafield, which is our biggest within the decommissioning sector to date.”
Speedy Hire is based at Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, U.K.