Chatteris company appoints a new project manager to over see a £47m contract

Chris Duggan, programme manager at Stainless Metalcraft

Chris Duggan, programme manager at Stainless Metalcraft - Credit: Archant

Stainless Metalcraft in Chatteris has appointed a new project manager for their £47m Sellafield contract.

The contract is to provide boxes for its nuclear decommissioning programme.

The appointment of Chris Duggan follows hot on the heels of 10 new apprentices starting at the Chatteris-based business in the wake of the contract win – a five-fold increase on recent intakes.

Austen Adams, managing director of Avingtrans energy and medical division, which includes Stainless Metalcraft, said: “The Sellafield contract is a real landmark for our business and we’re excited by the potential growth in this market.

“The appointment, along with the record number of apprentices who joined the team in September, is just the first stage of what we hope will be an on-going programme of job creation over the coming months and years.”

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Mr Duggan said: “It’s a really exciting time to be joining the business and I’m looking forward to getting to know the team and driving this project forward.

“Metalcraft has a strong track-record in the nuclear industry but this contract is a key part of our growth plans and it’s essential that we deliver to the very best of our ability.”

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In his new role, he will be responsible for all aspects of the programme, from budgets to team management and quality.

From county Wexford in Ireland, Chris joins the company with a mechanical engineering degree from University College Dublin.

Away from the office, he is a keen sportsman, being a qualified sailing instructor and rugby fan.

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