Contracts awarded for Dounreay decommissioning works

Shot of Dounreay nuclear power station

A number of contracts have been awarded as part of the decommissioning services framework for Scotland’s oldest nuclear reactor at Dounreay.

Six framework contracts have been awarded by Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL), which bring together the capabilities of at least 28 companies and their supply chains. Works, potentially worth up to £400 million, include the construction of a size reduction facility, shaft and silo decommissioning and demolition of active laboratories.

The contracts are initially for up to four years, with the possibility of extensions of up to an additional three years. The work on site is being carried out on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

The companies will now compete in ‘mini competitions’ for distinct packages of work that move the site toward its ultimate closure.

Stephen Adamson, head of commercial services at DSRL 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.”

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