WYG secures contract for work on new nuclear plant in Poland

​Engineering consultancy ​WYG has been named as a key partner on a major new nuclear plant in Poland.

The Leeds-based firm has signed a contract with Amec Foster Wheeler, which has been appointed by Polish state-controlled Polska Grupa Energetyczna to develop Poland’s first nuclear power plant over the next 10 years.

The contract is expected to be worth a minimum of £6.2m to WYG over the next three years, rising to up to £35m if all optional work is undertaken over the 10-year period.

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WYG will provide a broad spectrum of technical support services including contract administration, engineering support, licensing and permitting, management systems, site infrastructure, quality assurance and vendor and supply chain oversight.

Paul Hamer, chief executive officer of WYG, said: “I am delighted that we now have a firm contract in place to work together with Amec Foster Wheeler to deliver one of the most significant projects in Poland’s infrastructure programme.

“We will be drawing on our experience built up over more than 20 years working on nuclear sites in the UK to help the Polish government achieve its long-term objectives.

“The appointment is also a major advance in our aim of building a significant presence in the wider energy sector through our model of collaborative working with major, blue-chip partners.”

Analyst Nick Spoliar, at WH Ireland, said: “WYG has announced confirmation of a major win in Poland, where it has been chosen from a strong field to partner with AMEC to deliver energy independence to Poland in the shape of a major new nuclear plant.”