G4S to provide security for Europe’s largest nuclear decommissioning project

G4S Secure Options UK, an Allied General Business, has won a £24 million agreement with Magnox Ltd, which manages among the largest nuclear reactor decommissioning programmes in European countries.

The three-year offer shall see G4S offering security providers for the nuclear Shared Services Alliance, a complicated consortium comprising 21 websites over the UK.

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Commencing, G4S will be deploying 226 staff over the UK to provide protection officers on patrol, key holding facilities, CCTV monitoring and control along with secure reception.

Drawing on experience within the continuing company, G4S has create its nuclear security advisory team to guarantee the smooth running of the contract.

Alistair McBride, G4S Industry Director Nuclear Strength & Utilities mentioned: “Employed in the nuclear establishing is a unique security challenge. It needs in-depth understanding of regulations, codes of perform and the specific and dangerous dangers which are involved highly. There may be no available area for error when employed in the nuclear field, compliance must be kept to a ‘zero failure’ standard, a typical G4S is targeted on.”

Eddie Hirst, Head of Major Tasks for G4S Protected Solutions United kingdom added: “We’ve worked hard to create an unrivaled background in the provision of safety for the nuclear sector. Through the mix of our knowledge alongside our qualified workforce highly, we know we are able to deliver a global top notch service to Magnox and their partners.”

A subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), Magnox is in charge of decommissioning the nuclear websites and managing the waste materials generated from creating over 1 securely,000TWh of nuclear power during 60 yrs of operations, and properly managing waste materials from nuclear analysis and electricity era stretching back nearly 75 years.

Together with Magnox, G4S will undoubtedly be providing security solutions for three additional NDA subsidiaries: Immediate Rail Services, nationwide rail freight provider and operator of rail services to the nuclear business; Nuclear Waste Services, in charge of creating a geological disposal facility