A GLOBAL company with offices in Knutsford has won a contract to provide the UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) with technical safety advice and support.

The four-year framework covers the ONR’s activities in new build, power generation, decommissioning and defence.

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets.

It operates in more than 60 countries, employing about 60,000 people.

Its nuclear business employs more than 1,300 people in the north west, mainly in Cheshire at Booths Park at Knutsford and Birchwood, and at Sellafield and Whitehaven in Cumbria.

Wood has supported the UK nuclear regulator with technical safety advice and assessment work for more than 20 years.

It was selected for its successful track record and the experience and technical excellence of its staff, many of whom are internationally recognised subject matter experts.

Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood Specialist Technical Solutions, said: "We are proud to support the ONR in its mission to ensure that the UK’s nuclear regulation is as robust as any in the world.

“This contract win recognises that the independent review and assurance provided by Wood’s experts has an important role to play in the regulatory process.”

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is the statutory independent regulator of nuclear safety, security, and conventional health and safety at nuclear sites in the UK.