Six framework contracts awarded for decommissioning projects at Dounreay

Major projects potentially worth up to £400 million have been announced today as part of a decommissioning services framework for Scotland’s oldest nuclear reactor at Dounreay.

Construction of a size reduction facility, shaft and silo decommissioning and demolition of historic active laboratories are just some of the projects expected to be delivered.

Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) has awarded six framework contracts which bring together the capabilities of at least 28 companies and their supply chains.

Initially for up to four years with the possibility of extensions of up to an additional three years, the contracts will take work at the site into a new phase when historic wastes from the shaft, silo and low level waste pits are due to be retrieved, repackaged and consigned to modern waste facilities.

The work on site is being carried out on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

The companies, ranging from small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) within the local community to some of the industry’s largest players, will now compete in ‘mini competitions’ for distinct packages of work that move the site towards its ultimate closure.

Organisations appointed to DSRL’s decommissioning services framework:

  • AECOM E&C UK; MW Hargreaves; Kier Infrastructure and Overseas; Morson Projects; NIS; NSG Environmental; Squibb Group; Westinghouse Electrical Company UK
  • Dounreay Decommissioning Framework (DDF) Alliance; Cavendish Nuclear; BAM Nuttall; KDC Contractors; JGC Engineering and Technical Services
  • Dounreay Wood Alliance (DWA); Wood; Aquila Nuclear Engineering; GD Energy Services; Orano Projects
  • Jacobs UK; Atkins
  • Nuclear Decommissioning Ltd (NDL); James Fisher Nuclear; REACT Engineering; Shepley Engineers; WYG Engineering; JBV Demolition; RPS Consulting Services
  • Nuvia; Graham Construction; Oxford Technologies; Thompson of Prudhoe

Stephen Adamson, DSRL head of commercial services, said: “This agreement will deliver real and visible signs of progress towards achieving our mission. It is about forming long-term partnerships so that the successful companies can work alongside our own Dounreay staff, ensuring a first-class team combining the best site skills and experience with the wider industry knowledge and innovation that the supply chain can offer.”

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