Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a new contract worth £125m to deliver long-term support to EDF Energy in running its nuclear power plants in the UK.

Under the Technical Support Alliance 3 (TSA3) agreement, the British global engineering consultant Amec Foster Wheeler will carry on offering operational support for EDF’s reactor fleet across the country.

The new agreement, which is for a span of five years, includes as option to expand it by five years. Amec Foster and EDF Energy had previously executed similar agreements in the form of TSA1 and TSA2.

Amec Foster Wheeler clean energy president Clive White said: “Amec Foster Wheeler’s deep technical knowledge and strong track record in project delivery are crucial to our continued support for EDF Energy’s UK stations, which are producing more electricity than at any time since 2003.

“Amec Foster Wheeler’s relentless focus on safety and efficiency is designed to maximise the value of our customers’ assets, and we look forward to working in close partnership with EDF Energy to ensure the safe, efficient, return on investment from its UK nuclear stations.”

The TSA3 agreement is likely to generate revenues in the range of £25-30m per annum for Amec Foster Wheeler.

It will have a crucial role in major station upgrades and improvements, activities relating to compliance, and fleet-critical projects, stated the engineering consultant.

EDF Energy generation managing director Stuart Crooks added: “The support of all our strategic partners is an important factor as we continue to operate our nuclear stations to the highest standards, providing secure, low-carbon, affordable power for the UK.”

Last week, Amec Foster Wheeker won two contracts – one in Kuwait from Petrochemical Industries Company related to the integration project between its Olefins III, Aromatics II and ZOR Refinery. The other is in Brunei from Brunei Shell Petroleum to rejuvenate the latter’s assets.