Oldbury power station, located on a 71 hectare site 15 miles north of Bristol on the south bank of the River Severn in South Gloucestershire, is an operating twin reactor station. Since 1967, the station has produced electricity around the clock supplying on a typical day 435MW of electricity - enough to meet the needs of a city one and a half times the size of Bristol. The station with two reactor vessels each containing 26,400 fuel elements draws unlimited supplies of cooling water from the River Severn. Our primary objective at the site as the tier 1 management and operations contractor is to continue to generate electricity and maximise income from electricity sales, while maintaining a safe and secure working environment. Work is also underway on the site to ensure a seamless transition to the defuelling phase, the start of the power station’s decommissioning programme. We manage the day-to-day activities of the site licensee company Magnox Electric Ltd on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.