Balfour Beatty to utilise BIM in £336 million nuclear project

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Building Information Modelling giants Balfour Beatty have landed a massive construction deal worth £336 million pounds which will see them develop a nuclear reactor waste treatment site.

Awarded the gargantuan contract alongside engineering consultancy Amec and construction experts Jacobs, the contract is the second major-money deal that Balfour have landed in recent month at Sellafield, a story BIMcrunch covered in late June.

According to Construction News, Balfour will use BIM extensively on the project “to support accelerated delivery by integrating design and construction information”.

The project involves the three parties cleaning up hazardous legacy facilities to construction management, procurement and project management. As well as the utilisation of BIM, Balfour Beatty will also undertake civil engineering and construction work.

Samir Brikho, Amec’s Chief Executive commented on the deal. He said: Amec has successfully delivered complex projects at Sellafield for over 50 years, during which we have played a key role in the development and delivery of many of the major waste treatment plants on the site.

“The BEP project is another significant nuclear waste management initiative in the programme to reduce the historic waste issues on Europe’s most complex nuclear site.”

Click here to learn more about Balfour’s second Sellafield project win of the year.

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