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Hundred firms show interest in major projects

Hundred firms show interest in major projects

Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd today held talks with almost 100 companies interested in building three new plants needed to complete the decommissioning of the site.

More than 190 delegates representing 99 companies attended a one-day business event hosted by DSRL at the Weigh Inn Hotel, Thurso.

The purpose of the event was to outline the scope of work involved in the construction projects and bring together companies capable of delivering them.

Tony Trayner, head of new construction at DSRL, described the event as “very worthwhile”.

He added: “The three projects on the agenda will be among the largest ever undertaken in support of nuclear decommissioning in the UK and are key to completing the clean-up and closure of the site.

“The successful delivery of these projects for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is an opportunity for the industry to demonstrate performance that is world-class and for DSRL to fulfil its ambition of becoming the most successful site licence company in the UK.”

The three "new build" facilities scheduled for construction between 2010 and 2017 are a disposal facility for low-level radioactive waste, a plant for treating solid and liquid intermediate-level waste and facilities to empty the underground shaft and silo.

The morning session consisted of a series of presentations about each project and the site procurement strategy, with opportunities for questions and answers. This was followed by opportunities for companies to have one-to-one discussions with each of the DSRL project teams.