Dounreay demolishers ready


Some of the UK’s top demolition firms are involved in framework contracts worth a potential £400m at Scotland’s biggest decommissioning project.

The six contracts bring together 28 companies and their supply chains, initially for up to four years with the possibility to extend for up to another three, for work at the former nuclear facility in Caithness.

Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) said the awards open the door to dozens of companies to play a role in the programme. Construction of a size reduction facility, shaft and silo decommissioning and demolition of historic active laboratories are among the major projects expected to be carried out.

The companies, ranging from small firms in the local community to some of the industry’s biggest players, will compete in ‘mini competitions’ for packages of work that will take the site towards its final closure.

Once the UK’s centre of fast reactor research, Dounreay is now aiming to be recognised globally for decommissioning excellence.


The organisations appointed to DSRL’s decommissioning services framework are:

AECOM E&C UK: MW Hargreaves, Kier Infrastructure and Overseas, Morson Projects, NIS, NSG Environmental, Squibb Group, Westinghouse Electrical Company UK

Dounreay Decommissioning Framework Alliance: Cavendish Nuclear, BAM Nuttall, KDC Contractors, JGC Engineering and Technical Services

Dounreay Wood Alliance: Wood, Aquila Nuclear Engineering, GD Energy Services, Orano Projects

Jacobs UK: Atkins

Nuclear Decommissioning Ltd: James Fisher Nuclear, REACT Engineering, Shepley Engineers, WYG Engineering, , RPS Consulting Services

NUVIA: Graham Construction, Oxford Technologies, Thompson of Prudhoe


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©Scottish Plant.  Article posted 26/4/2019