International environmental specialists Jacobs has won a new four-year contract to provide multi-disciplinary technical services at the UK’s national disposal facility for low-level radioactive waste in west Cumbria.

The company has been selected by LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) to be the sole service provider on the Repository Infrastructure Framework.

The new four-year framework from last month covers a wide range of services to help LLWR manage the repository in west Cumbria, on behalf of the UK Government’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Jacobs’ vice president Clive White said: “We look forward to working with LLWR to provide long-term support and help position them as a recognized center of excellence. Our multi-disciplinary approach will support the safe and effective management of the repository.

“Securing this framework also allows us to enhance our socio-economic contribution in west Cumbria, where we recently opened a new engineering development centre to develop innovative solutions and technologies that will enhance our work for LLWR.”

Jacobs’ support includes developing strategies for appropriate storage solutions, control and electronic systems enhancement and other technical services, all underpinned by core engineering design, construction and program management capabilities.

LLWR’s chief executive Paul Pointon said: “This procurement gives a secure platform to enable many of our critical support tasks and projects to be delivered.”