Discover the Latest News on Seddon Construction Ltd. and Sellafield Ltd.’s Partnership, Pensana Building’s $195 Million Rare Earths Complex, Burgess Being Named AXA XL Senior Underwriter, and Wates Construction’s New Regional Manager

In this article, you will find out about the ongoing partnership between Seddon Construction Ltd. and Sellafield Ltd., and Sellafield’s Programme and Project Partners unveil a multimillion-pound framework. The framework was purchased under Partners Multi Project Procurement. In England, Pensana will start building its $195 million hub for processing rare earths at Saltend. Offshore wind will power the hub, which is the first time this has happened in more than a decade. Meanwhile, Adrian Burgess has been named Senior Underwriter for Construction for both the UK and Lloyd’s by AXA XL. Burgess will supervise AXA XL’s UK construction renewal and new business underwriting. And on top of that, Dave Saville has been appointed as the new regional manager of Waste Construction.

Seddon Construction Ltd. joins Sellafield Ltd.

Original Source: Seddon Construction Ltd latest to come on board with partners at Sellafield Ltd

Seddon Construction Ltd. will undertake building fit-outs under a fourth framework deal for £175 million until March 2039.

The building fit-out package is the fourth key delivery partner supplier framework granted by the Programme and Project Partners as part of a major procurement initiative to facilitate long-term delivery of important decommissioning infrastructure at Sellafield.

Internal walls, ceilings, screeding, flooring, painting, and joinery are included.

Seddon Construction’s John Shannon said:

“This is a great assignment as a Program and Project Partner delivery partner.”

“This opportunity will help us create long-term, successful connections with other stakeholders, producing effective results at Sellafield while benefiting the community and regional economy.”

Project & Programme Partners’ head of supply chain, Peter Hogg, said:

“Our fourth long-term partnership.” “The Project and Programme Partners model is distinct because this company has never worked inside Sellafield’s fence.”

“It gives new companies a chance to address our long-term needs with innovative solutions.”

“Together with Seddon’s supply chain, this relationship will improve project delivery, social impact, and economic rewards.”

The framework was procured under the Partners Multi Project Procurement (MPP) approach, which encourages long-term collaboration throughout the supplier chain, improved project execution, and higher social and economic impact in West Cumbria, where Seddon plans to locate an office.

The MPP approach appoints key delivery partners to deliver groundworks, general civils, steelwork, and cladding.

The partners will work closely with Sellafield Ltd., the main delivery partner, to produce a clean and safe environment for future generations, promote sustainability, and benefit the local economy and communities.

Pensana begins work on a $195 million rare earths complex in the UK

Original Source: Pensana begins construction on $195m rare earths facility in UK

Pensana has begun building its $195 million Saltend rare earth processing hub in England.

The hub will be powered by offshore wind, the first of its kind in more than a decade.

The East Yorkshire factory will create components for electric vehicles and offshore wind OEMs.

The company plans to produce 12,500t of rare earths, including 4,500t of neodymium and praseodymium (NdPr).

Pensana expects to start manufacturing at Saltend after a 12-month building period.

This factory, one of three outside China, will reach full production capacity in 2024.

Saltend’s rare earth processing hub will provide 450 construction jobs and 125 long-term jobs.

It’s a delight to build the world’s first autonomous and sustainable rare earth separation plant, said Pensana chairman Paul Atherley.

This is a big milestone for Pensana, the Humber region, and the UK as we work to develop a magnet metals supply chain for the green energy transition.

Pensana has received financing from the UK government’s £1bn Automotive Transformation Fund to establish the rare earth factory (ATF).

ATF promotes an end-to-end electrified automobile supply chain in the country.

Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy Kwasi Kwarteng said, “Pensana breaking ground today was made possible in part by government backing and shows our efforts to establish an internationally competitive electric vehicle supply chain in the UK.”

This is the only facility of its kind in Europe and will help ensure Britain’s supplies.

Burgess named Senior Underwriter, Construction, UK & Lloyd’s

Original Source: AXA XL names Burgess Senior Underwriter, Construction, UK & Lloyd’s

Adrian Burgess is AXA XL’s Senior Construction Underwriter for the UK and Lloyd’s.

Burgess will create and manage underwriting strategies for renewal and new business in AXA XL’s UK Construction book.

He’ll also work closely with AXA XL’s risk engineers to help clients navigate the market.

Burgess is an industry veteran. He was Ensurance UK’s Senior Underwriter before that.

Before that, he worked at Allianz Cornhill, Royal & Sun Alliance, and MS Amlin.

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Burgess began his career in 1988 with Eagle Star/Zurich Insurance, where he held several underwriting positions for 10 years.

Al Baker, Head of Construction, UK & Lloyd’s, at AXA XL, stated, “There’s great opportunity for the UK construction sector as it rebounds from COVID-19 and develops toward a more sustainable future.”

Despite a surge in building projects, the industry suffers from supply chain difficulties and excessive material prices.

“Having the right personnel is crucial as we support our clients and build our UK construction company.”

“I’m glad Adrian joined the team.” “His 30 years of experience in engineering and construction underwriting makes him a perfect candidate to help our construction clients understand and adapt to the developing risk environment.”

Wates Construction selects a new regional manager

Original Source: Wates Construction appoints new regional manager

Saville will head the firm’s strategic plans in the North West, Yorkshire, and the North East.

Saville joined Wates Construction as North West Regional Director in 2019 after working for John Sisk & Sons and Laing O’Rourke. He oversaw Wates’s Sands Centre in Cumbria and AstraZeneca’s Macclesfield Campus.

Dave Saville, regional managing director, Wates Construction North, said, “As an industry, we have an incredible opportunity to support the government’s leveling up agenda. I’m excited to take the helm and deliver on Wates Construction’s growth plans across the North of England, bringing our North West, Yorkshire, and North East teams closer together. ” With big projects in progress, we can improve jobs, skills, and training and rejuvenate communities and services, leaving a lasting legacy.

In doing so, Dave has established himself as one of Wates Construction’s most accomplished and trusted senior leaders, developing our capabilities, presence, and brand in the North West despite the pandemic. I trust him and his team will innovate and collaborate to bring the finest buildings and value to our Northern customers. “

Wates Group is one of the UK’s biggest family-owned construction, residential development, and property services companies. In 2021, it generated pre-tax profits of £18.7m on £772m in revenue and won key contracts in the North, including the design of Envision AESC’s advanced car battery gigafactories in South Tyneside and Sunderland and the pre-construction stage partner for the British Library redevelopment at Boston Spa.

Summary of today’s construction news

Today’s post revealed that Seddon Construction Ltd. will spend £175 million over four years on fit-outs under a fourth framework deal. Together with Sellafield Ltd., the major delivery partner, they will create a secure and healthy environment for future generations, promote sustainability, and benefit the local economy and people. 

Also, Saltend will take a year to build. One of three outside China, this facility will attain full capacity in 2024. 450 construction jobs and 125 permanent positions will be created by Saltend’s rare earth hub. Building the world’s first self-sufficient rare earth separation plant excites Pensana CEO Paul Atherley. 

Al Baker, Head of Construction, UK & Lloyd’s, remarked about his newly appointed Senior Construction Underwriter, Adrian Burgess, “I’m glad Adrian joined. His 30 years of engineering and construction underwriting experience makes him a great candidate to help our construction clients react to the shifting risk climate.” 

In addition, Dave Saville was named regional manager of waste construction and said, “As an industry, we have an incredible opportunity to support the Government’s levelling up agenda, so I’m excited to take the helm and deliver on Wates Construction’s growth plans across the North of England, bringing our North West, Yorkshire and North East teams closer together.” 

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