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West Cumberland Engineering win inaugural PPP Excellence Supply Chain Partner Award 2022.

West Cumberland Engineering have been crowned PPP’s inaugural supply chain partners of the year, being recognised as a local and long-term supplier committed to Sellafield.

More than 170 people from across PPP and the supply chain attended the Awards to celebrate outstanding work from individuals, teams and supply chain partners. Over 180 nominations were looked at by the awards judging panel and we are delighted with our achievement.

Managing Director Graeme Phillips said of the award: “I am extremely honoured and proud that West Cumberland Engineering have won the inaugural PPP Excellence Supply Chain Partner award for 2022.

“I would like to thank all of our staff for helping us win this prestigious award and I look forward to us continuing to work with PPP in the future.

“For West Cumberland Engineering to receive such recognition so early in the contract is testimony to the hard work, commitment, and dedication of all the workforce over the past 2 years. To be chosen as the top supplier against some of the largest organisations in the nuclear industry is an extraordinary achievement by all and can only enhance our reputation for exceptional quality and delivery.”

The judging panel commended our Right First Time manufacturing performance and local workforce, including our apprentice intake;

“West Cumberland Engineering are a local and long-term supplier committed to Sellafield. Their outstanding ‘right first time’ manufacturing performance on the SIXEP Continuity Plant (SCP) was commended by our award judging panel and their ability to meet every schedule milestone.  In some cases, manufactured items have been successfully accelerated from their original timelines to meet changing priorities on site and this has been a key enabler to accelerating the SCP construction phase.

West Cumberland Engineering has a workforce that is entirely locally based and includes numerous trade apprentices. The range and quantity of items they produce has provided an excellent opportunity for apprentices to develop their skills on stainless steel fabrication:  sectional steelwork, plate, flanged nozzles, and co-axial pipework without detriment to their performance.  Their performance has been achieved during the concerns and restrictions of the pandemic and this makes it truly outstanding and is testament to their work ethic and commitment”

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