Subcontractors invited for £400m Dounreay decommissioning


Dounreay and its partners are holding a supply chain event for companies to find out more about the site's recently awarded decommissioning services framework.

Six framework contracts were awarded to organisations earlier this year to deliver a number of construction, demolition and engineering projects that will take decommissioning of the site into a new phase. This is expected to see historic wastes from the site’s shaft, silo and low level waste pits retrieved, repackaged and consigned to modern waste facilities.

The framework contracts, worth up to £400m, are due to last up to four years with the possibility of extensions up to an additional three years.

Jane MacKenzie, head of commercial services, said: “Dounreay is jointly hosting this event with all of the companies that have been appointed a decommissioning services framework contract. This is an opportunity to find out more about the type of projects we expect to deliver and discuss opportunities for other businesses to get involved and support them.”

Once the UK’s centre of fast reactor research, Dounreay is now aiming to be recognised globally for decommissioning excellence. The work is being delivered by Dounreay Site Restoration Limited, a company owned by Cavendish Dounreay Partnership, on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

The suppliers day event will be held on 5 September in Wick, Caithness, and is only available to companies who register in advance. Spaces are limited to two per organisation and registration is available here.



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