Major contract for Dounreay clean-up

10 January 2018

Construction of a new facility to support the decommissioning of reactors and demolition of historic active laboratories are just two of Dounreay’s major projects expected to be delivered as part of a new framework agreement, potentially worth up to GBP 400M,which is being published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

The decommissioning services framework agreement will initially be for a period of up to 4 years with the possibility of extensions of up to 3 years meaning skyline changes could be delivered over the next decade under the arrangements. It will take Dounreay’s decommissioning 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.

Publication of the contract notice follows an industry day earlier this year which was attended by more than 100 interested parties. Companies are now invited to express their interest, with contracts expected to be awarded during the second half of 2018.