babcockBabcock International Group's fire resilience service will provide critical support on-site in dealing with safety issues that arise at URENCO's nuclear fuel site at Capenhurst.

The leading engineering support service will begin a five-year contract with URENCO from this month [May] to provide 24/7 fire fighting and Command and Control room services, including responsibility for meeting training and regulatory requirements for its people.

Fire resilience within the defence sector
Babcock will also manage and maintain Urenco’s appliances and equipment, as well as over 300 stock items of specialist support equipment. The company will employ an onsite crew including a Fire Station Manager, fire fighters and control room operatives.

Paul Wilkins, Babcock’s Director, Emergency Services business, said: “We are delighted to be awarded this critical contract as it provides a natural progression to our resilience capability within this sector. Babcock has considerable experience within the emergency services in managing fleets, providing customer support control centres and delivering training – as well as providing a fire resilience capability within the defence sector."

Nuclear power utilities
Babcock successfully delivers a range of services to emergency services customers that include the Metropolitan Police Service, the Fire and Rescue National Capability, London Fire Brigade, West Yorkshire Police, Avon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and London Ambulance.

URENCO is a global organisation, which provides a service to enrich uranium to provide fuel for nuclear power utilities. Its enrichment service is mostly provided on a toll basis using customers’ uranium.