Corporate report

Explained: new model for managing Sellafield

The arrangements for managing Sellafield, Europe’s most complex nuclear site, have changed.


On 1 April Sellafield Ltd, the organisation responsible for decommissioning the site, became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

The new arrangements have been created to provide Sellafield Ltd with the maximum opportunity for accelerating hazard and risk reduction and decommissioning at the site, and delivering it more efficiently.

Pete Lutwyche, NDA Sellafield Programme Director, said:

Cleaning up Sellafield requires an enormous investment of public money. We have a responsibility to UK tax payers to ensure that Sellafield Ltd has maximum opportunity for improved performance: accelerating hazard reduction and delivering value for money. A new model creates that environment for success.