British Energy signs £550m deal with Doosan Babcock
Mechanical site services, boiler and ancillary plant, engineering and technical support and non-destructive examination services for nuclear power generator
London – British Energy has signed a £550-million, seven-year partnership deal with Doosan Babcock, which will provide a mobile workforce of technical and engineering staff to support its UK power stations.
According to, Doosan Babcock, based in Renfrew Scotland, the deal that secures up to 800 UK jobs. The contract covers mechanical site services, boiler and ancillary plant, engineering and technical support and non-destructive examination services for British Energy.
The agreement builds on a relationship between the companies since 2002, which has covered station-maintenance support activities, plant outages and various projects across British Energy sites. The new deal also includes the opportunity for a future joint apprenticeship and graduate training scheme between the two companies.
British Energy is the UK’s largest electricity generator; its eight nuclear power stations and one coal-fired power station producing around one sixth of the nation's supply. The nuclear plants have a combined capacity of almost 10,000 megawatts, while the coal-fired plant is rated at 1,960 megawatts.
“British Energy remains committed to Scotland, the location of our corporate office,” said Bill Coley, chief executive of British Energy. “Scotland is the base for a quarter of our generation fleet and the location that provides key engineering support, corporate services and high quality external engineering support across our company.”
According to Iain Miller, chief executive of Doosan Babcock, the new contract “moves towards a more strategic, coordinated and long-term relationship in support of operational reliability and plant life extension.”