DSRL’s managing director Simon Middlemas today welcomed the Government’s announcement of £2m NDA socio economic funding for the development of Scrabster Harbour.
The announcement was made by Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, as he made a flying visit to Caithness.
He toured the site of Britain’s fast reactor research programme at Dounreay in the morning, meeting senior officials from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and DSRL.
Simon Middlemas said: “It was an opportunity for the Secretary of State to see for himself the value of the decommissioning work being carried out here and the progress we are making to reduce the hazards and shut down the site.
“We welcome the development of Scrabster Harbour which will provide important jobs to help to counteract the run-down of work at Dounreay, and the improvement in facilities will help the area to attract new industries in areas such as marine energy and offshore oil and gas.”
Pictured from left are: NDA Manager Randall Bargelt, MP John Thurso, Chris Huhne, NDA chairman Stephen Henwood, DSRL managing director Simon Middlemas.