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Amec Foster Wheeler secures £35m contract with MoD

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The company will supply research and technology services to the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme.

Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract worth £35 million to supply the UK Ministry of Defence with research and technology services for its Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme (NNPP).

The contract covers critical areas of capability such as materials performance, materials science, modelling, code development, thermal hydraulics and non-destructive testing and examination. 

The deal will sustain about 70 jobs at Amec Foster Wheeler’s offices and laboratories in Warrington and Dorchester in the UK. Qualified and experienced technicians and subject matter experts will carry out desk-based analysis and laboratory testing, as well as provide programme, project and technical management services.

Harriett Baldwin, defence minister, said: “Long-term investment in innovative research and technology like this is absolutely essential to ensuring that the UK’s nuclear programme remains cutting-edge.

"Underpinned by the UK’s rising defence budget and £178 billion 10-year equipment plan, this deal will help protect the UK and secure scores of highly skilled jobs in Warrington and Dorset.”

Amec Foster Wheeler had previously provided support to the NNPP.

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