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Nuclear Power: Consultants

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 21 January 2009, Official Report, columns 1431-2W, on nuclear power: consultants, what the total monetary value is of the contracts with each of the consultants engaged in connection with the generic design assessment. (255964)

I have been asked to reply.

The Nuclear Installations Inspectorate of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has engaged a range of external bodies and individuals to assist it with various technical aspects, process assurance and organisation of generic design assessment. The value, in connection with the Generic Design Assessment, of existing contracts is as follows:

GDA cost (£)

Contractors: (listed in columns 1431W)

IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency)

229,879.00

Washington E and C Ltd

70,000.00

EPRI

57,144.00

Health Protection agency (formerly NRPB)

16,564.40

Morson International

14,000.00

Imperial College London

800.00

OECD-NEA

352,312.84

AMEC NNC

19,314.00

Atkins Nuclear

22,483.02

Other contractors (used since)

DYCODA, LLC

10,000.00

Jacobsen Engineering Ltd

104,400.00

Serco Assurance

59,975.00

University of Liverpool

2,605.81

VTT Technical Research Centre Finland

66,600.00

Process review board: (column 1432W)

David Hughes

12,500.00

John Raine

15,016.00

Bernard Whittle

12,155.00

Phillip Woodward

12,155.00

Project assurance officer: (column 1432W)

James Furness

29,500.00

Not included are Technical Support Contractors (TSC) for GDA that are still pending. In line with the GDA Delivery plan, TSC costs will increase significantly in the next two years. Requesting Parties are aware of potential costs and receive annual estimates that are also updated quarterly.

Values in table are contract values not annual costs.