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Jacobs brings new ways of working to Sellafield partnership

Jacobs has introduced digital engineering tools and document control systems to the U.K.’s most complex nuclear site as part of a ground-breaking partnership.

Jacobs is marking two years since forming a ground-breaking partnership with Sellafield Ltd, alongside KBR, Doosan Babcock, and Morgan Sindall Infrastructure.

The Programme and Project Partners (PPP) began in 2019 with a mission to transform major project delivery at the U.K. nuclear site. PPP is now one of the biggest infrastructure delivery organizations in the UK, employing a diverse group of 1,000 professionals.

Working collaboratively alongside Sellafield Ltd and partners, we’ve provided engineering, design safety case and environmental work on projects over the past two years – bringing new ways of working along the way.

We’ve rolled out our engineering tools and document control systems ProjectWise, starting with SIXEP Continuity Plant (SCP) and progressing to the Box Encapsulation Plant Product Store 2 (BEPPS2) and the Lightly Shielded Store 1 (LSS1) projects.

Real benefits our team has brought to PPP

Phil Bennett, PPP Head of Engineering Services, said, “The engineering tools and package are a standard mode of execution for Jacobs. We’ve been able to use them to enable remote work during the pandemic and they are now integrated into the long-term Common Data Environment for PPP. Controlled access to the system is based on individual project specific requirements to ensure security requirements are met. This is just one example of the real benefits our team has brought to PPP.”

Jacobs, the PPP Digital team, Sellafield Ltd and Atos started work on this last November and initial roll out took place in March 2021, supporting electronic comment, review and approval of engineering documentation for non-Jacobs staff on PPP. 

Documents can now be stored in one location ensuring that all members of the engineering team work on the latest version, providing a single source of truth. There is no longer the need to transfer paper documents between locations for checking, comment and approval – saving time and cost.

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