AMEC said that AllDeco is in a leading position in the central and eastern European market for nuclear decommissioning and reactor services, which is expected to grow significantly over the next five years.

The company has a strong track record in these markets, with specialist expertise in areas including the removal and solidification of highly contaminated waste and the provision of remotely controlled vehicles used in decontamination of decommissioned facilities.

AllDeco has principal locations in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and employs 112 nuclear engineers, designers, chemists and operators. The purchase is said to be consistent with AMEC’s strategy of selective geographic and capacity expansion in the power and process division.

Samir Brikho, AMEC CEO, said: This is an excellent acquisition for AMEC. AllDeco will strengthen our capabilities and improve our standing as a leading player in nuclear decommissioning and reactor services in the UK, Europe and around the world. This acquisition will further strengthen our strong position in the nuclear sector, having been recently named as a member of the consortium appointed preferred bidder in the Sellafield competition.