Sellafield Ltd’s project delivery approach on world stage

Head of commercial for project delivery Richard Lennard talked to the international audience about how the Programme and Project Partners (PPP) contract works and what it means for collaborative working to deliver our infrastructure.

The online workshop, run by the World Economic Forum and the Engineering Construction Risk Institute, focused on infrastructure delivery and improving the risk sharing between public and private sectors through collaboration.

Richard was speaking to 80 people from all over the world including Europe, the United States and Canada.

Screen shot of a virtual workshop

The online workshop

He was invited to deliver a talk about the PPP contract as an early adopter of the Project 13 initiative, an industry-led initiative to improve the way high-performing infrastructure is delivered and managed.

Project 13 is sponsored by the Infrastructure Client Group, which Sellafield Ltd is a member of, including a joint group of industry figures, academics and infrastructure owners representing public, private and regulated infrastructure sectors.

PPP is widely seen as a recommended model to deliver complex infrastructure programmes.

Attending these events helps to increase learning and show wider industry there are alternative models for collaborative working, which are more outcome based and less transactional.

As the delivery of complex infrastructure changes, the industry is adapting and embracing this new journey.

Richard said:

It was very useful and insightful to be able to hear the different perspectives. Although we’re all delivering work in different parts of the world, it was clear that we often face the same challenges.

By working together, it is clear to see the positive impact on our projects.

Neil Crewdson, interim project delivery director said:

Being invited to a prestigious event such as the World Economic Forum shows how Sellafield Ltd is viewed as industry-leading for our collaborative approaches to delivery.

This is a great achievement for the organisation and Richard who was instrumental in developing this.

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