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The latest news from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

Dounreay gets the NaK
August 05, 2016
The destruction of one of the highest hazards remaining in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) estate has been completed at Dounreay.

Monumental move for reactor relic
June 30, 2016
After sitting pride of place in the foyer of Dounreay’s Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) for almost fifty years, the commemorative granite stone table has found a new home.

Dounreay unveils plans to spend 139m in supply chain
March 15, 2016
Dounreay held its annual supply chain event this week in the Merlin Cinema, Thurso, with suppliers attending from all over the UK.

NDA consults on draft strategy and business plan
January 25, 2016
The consultation period for both NDA’s draft strategy and draft business plan 2016 to 2019 runs until 15 February.

Fire engine finds new role at Dounreay
December 18, 2015
Dounreay has acquired a third fire engine thanks to the NDA’s Asset Register.

Dounreay contractor's innovation awarded
November 25, 2015
A contractor working on the Shaft & Silo project has been recognised by the prestigious NDA estate Supply Chain Awards.

Over £1m handed out by Caithness & North Sutherland Fund
November 02, 2015
The Caithness and North Sutherland Fund held its 4th Annual General Meeting on 30th October at Caithness Horizons.

One thousand drums crushed by supercompactor
October 13, 2015
Dounreay has reached a significant milestone following commissioning of the new supercompactor at the Waste Receipt Assay Characterisation and Supercompaction facility (WRACS).

PhD student explores Dounreay industrial heritage
October 09, 2015
Dounreay has played an enormous part in the shaping of Caithness and North Sutherland's heritage and will continue to do so for the next decade.

Nuclear partners back sports complex bid
October 02, 2015
The nuclear industry in Caithness is backing a group of local sports clubs formed to build on the legacy of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

NDA publishes draft strategy
September 18, 2015
The NDA have published their early draft strategy ahead of formal consultation.

Senior NDA management visit Dounreay
September 4, 2015
High ranking NDA officials visited Dounreay and saw first-hand the work being carried out with the aim to become the European reference site for excellence in decommissioning.

NDA Chief Executive's focus on safety
September 2, 2015
Safety is the first, second and third priority at all sites, the NDA’s Chief Executive John Clarke told a recent training seminar in Caithness.

Building underway at nuclear archive
August 6, 2015
The chairman of the Dounreay Stakeholder Group yesterday cut the first turf for the nuclear archive that will house Dounreay's records.

Supply Chain encouraged to enter NDA Supply Chain Awards 2015
July 6, 2015
Entries are now being invited for the prestigious NDA Estate Supply Chain Awards 2015 that recognise outstanding contributions to the nuclear clean-up mission.

Preferred contractor for NDA Nuclear Archive
June 23, 2015
NDA Archives Ltd, an NDA subsidiary, has named Crimson as its preferred contractor to set up and manage the UK’s new Nuclear Archive when the building is constructed.

Dounreay business opportunities outlined at Nuclear Supply Chain Event today in Dunblane
June 11, 2015
Dounreay's Head of Procurement, Ken Linn will be presenting the site's supplier requirements at a Nuclear Supply Chain event today in Dunblane.

Dounreay completes first phase of nuclear transports
May 28, 2015
Dounreay has completed the transfer of 11 tonnes of nuclear material to Sellafield.

Businesses invited to submit entries for NDA awards
May 27, 2015
Entries are now being invited for the prestigious NDA Estate Supply Chain Awards 2015 that recognise outstanding contributions to the nuclear clean-up mission.

NDA sets out Dounreay clean-up tasks
March 27, 2015
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, the public body that owns Dounreay and funds its clean up, has published its annual business plan, setting out key tasks for the site licence company DSRL to deliver in the next 12 months.

Dounreay knowledge to be housed in new nuclear archives
March 25, 2015
Sixty years of knowledge from the UK’s fast reactor programme at Dounreay will be housed in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s new nuclear archives to be built in Wick.

Local companies contribute to new irradiated fuels facility
December 19, 2014
Inside a factory on the outskirts of Bristol, Britain’s newest facility for handling the country’s legacy of plutonium and uranium is being assembled for testing before it is transported for installation in the North of Scotland.

New site closure plan for Dounreay
December 12, 2014
Dounreay’s site closure plan now includes significant additional work as a result of national decisions on fuel and security.

NDA hold open day for nuclear archive plans
November 26, 2014
Plans to build a £20m nuclear archive in Caithness moved forward as the public was invited to view the plans at an open day in Wick on November 26.

Dounreay trialling waste removal solutions for shaft and silo
October 28, 2014
The team have re-used redundant equipment from previous trials, and have borrowed equipment from across the NDA estate to use in the trials, to keep the costs to a minimum.

Countdown underway to NDA supply chain event
October 20, 2014
With just three weeks to go, the countdown to Europe’s largest nuclear supply chain event is now under way.

Nuclear experts gather for NDA’s national risk conference
October 6, 2014
What’s the difference between risk and hazard? What do we mean by a risk culture? And how can businesses build an understanding of risks and the potential cost consequences, into their planning at all levels of their operations?

NDA 2014 supply chain event - register now for last exhibition spaces
September 30, 2014
Now the largest event of its kind in Europe, the aim of the day, at EventCity, Manchester, on November 6, is to provide greater visibility of contracting opportunities across the NDA’s 19 UK sites, through informal networking and access to senior figures from the decommissioning sector.

NDA supply chain event proving popular once more
September 18, 2014
Almost 800 delegates have already signed up to attend the NDA estate’s 2014 event for suppliers in November – but there is still room for several hundred more visitors.

Dounreay increases apprentice intake
September 8, 2014
This year Dounreay welcomes the recruitment of an additional two apprentices as part of its annual intake.

NDA decommissioning supply chain event returns
July 24, 2014
The NDA estate’s showcase event for suppliers is returning for a fourth year and is looking forward to welcoming even more visitors and exhibitors.

Government Minister visits Dounreay
July 4, 2014
Dounreay’s enhanced security measures came under Government scrutiny last week during a visit by Baroness Verma, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Minister hails progress to dismantle Dounreay
June 26, 2014
Great strides are being made at Dounreay to clear away Britain’s experiment with fast reactors, according to Government Minister Baroness Verma.

Dounreay revises site closure plans
May 8, 2014
Two years into its major contract to complete the clean-up and shutdown of Dounreay, the consortium in charge of Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd is now revising its programme of work to accommodate changes being made by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

New socio economic annual report published
April 23, 2014
The contract to decommission the Dounreay site places socio economic commitments on both the site licence company (Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd) and the Parent Body Organisation (Cavendish Dounreay Partnership).

NDA sets key tasks for 'role model' Dounreay
April 16, 2014
Dounreay’s owners today set out their priorities for decommissioning in a three-year business plan approved by Ministers.

Commitment to safety at Dounreay recognised by international award
March 20, 2014
The British Safety Council has announced the winners of its International Safety Awards for 2014, given to organisations in recognition of their proven commitment to workplace health and safety.

Department of Energy and Climate Change launch consultation on the management of overseas origin nuclear fuels held in the UK
March 03, 2014
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today launched a consultation on the management of overseas-origin nuclear fuels held in the UK.

Additional work may mean delay in Dounreay staff run-down
January 22, 2014
Management at Dounreay are facing the challenge of how to accommodate additional work from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) whilst maintaining the same annual spend, the same Interim End State – and most importantly, the same priority on working safely and securely that the site is renowned for.

Supply chain briefing on opportunities at Dounreay to be held
December 10, 2013
DSRL will be holding a supply chain briefing to give an update on future procurement opportunities at Dounreay.

NDA sets out Dounreay clean-up goals
December 3, 2013
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, the public body that owns Dounreay and funds its clean-up, today set out key milestones for the site over the next three years.

Dounreay camera innovation wins NDA award
December 3, 2013
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority recognised the role played by a Wick-based manufacturer at Dounreay in its national awards for the UK supply chain.

Revised Dounreay Planning Framework out for consultation
November 15, 2013
The Highland Council is looking for your views on the revised Dounreay Planning Framework (DPF), which is out for consultation until January 16, 2014.

Change of name for Dounreay Parent Body Organisation
October 25, 2013
Dounreay’s parent body organisation – the consortium of international companies that owns and manages DSRL – is getting a new name.

Overseas opportunity for supply chain businesses
October 4, 2013
Manufacturing businesses in the decommissioning supply chain are being invited to apply for up to £1 million of support that will help them compete for work in the global nuclear market.

Still time to register for top UK nuclear decommissioning event
September 16, 2013
More than 700 delegates have now registered for this year’s prestigious NDA Estate Supply Chain Event 2013, which will be held at EventCity, Manchester, on 13 November.

Insurance claims
August 21, 2013
The 65th Update to the Civil Procedure Rules takes effect from 31 July 2013. It extends the Low Value Personal Injury Scheme to include most personal injury claims with a value of £1,000 to £25,000. This means that (where applicable) Employers' Liability, Public Liability and Road Traffic Act Claims occurring after 31 July 2013 will be dealt with via the online Claims Portal.

Nuclear archive to be built in Caithness
August 19, 2013
The Dounreay’s huge collection of historic documents will be among the first items to be stored in the new archive to be built in Caithness. The National Nuclear Archive is due to be open for business by 2016, said NDA’s director for Dounreay, Nigel Lowe.

Dounreay spend with smaller contractors increasing
August 13, 2013
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has published figures showing that levels of contract spending with smaller businesses is increasing across their sites.

Businesses invited to enter NDA supply chain awards
July 25, 2013
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is now inviting businesses to enter the prestigious NDA Estate Supply Chain Awards 2013 which recognise outstanding contributions to the nuclear clean-up mission.

Wick harbour to benefit from NDA funding
July 4, 2013
Dounreay today welcomed the news that the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) will provide substantial funding to help Wick Harbour attract new jobs to the area.

Year of progress in nuclear clean-up
June 24, 2013
Crucial milestones were achieved in the clean-up of the UK’s nuclear legacy last year, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has revealed in its annual report and accounts.

Decommissioning supply chain event returns in 2013
April 29, 2013
The NDA estate's showcase Supply Chain Event has moved to a bigger venue that will be able to host even more visitors and exhibitors.

London Olympics delivery success: the lessons for nuclear
March 18, 2013
Staging the London Olympics required unprecedented levels of co-ordination and planning, with issues ranging from financial and project controls to construction and infrastructure as well as political and cultural sensitivities – plus much more.

NDA publishes 2013-16 Business Plan
March 27, 2013
NDA has today published its 2013-16 Business Plan which sets out its delivery priorities for the period as it continues to focus on accelerating hazard reduction across its 19-site estate.

NDA to remove remainder of fuel from Dounreay
February 21, 2013
Closure of the Dounreay site moved another step nearer today when the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority announced its intention to remove the remainder of the nuclear fuel it inherited from the UK Atomic Energy Authority.

NDA sets out supply chain opportunities
December 18, 2013
More than 700 visitors from across the UK and beyond took advantage of face-to-face networking opportunities at the second supply chain event for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority estate.

NDA announces nuclear archive decision
December 13, 2012
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has announced its decision to site the National Nuclear Archives in Caithness.

NDA sets out key activities for Dounreay
December 11, 2012
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, which owns Dounreay and funds its clean-up, has published its draft business plan, setting out its priorities for decommissioning during the next three years.


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