About us

DSRL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Cavendish Dounreay Partnership Ltd, a consortium of Cavendish Nuclear, CH2M and AECOM. It is funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) to deliver the site closure programme.  Today, Dounreay is a site of construction, demolition and waste management, all of it designed to return the site to as near as practicable its original condition.  The experimental nature of many of its redundant facilities means the clean-up and demolition requires innovation as well as great care.

Our vision is for “Dounreay to be recognised as the European Reference Site for nuclear decommissioning” and we will achieve this by following our mission “To responsibly deliver the Interim End State within the target cost and time and support the transition of our people”.

Decommissioning Projects

Dounreay is recognised as the most complex nuclear site closure project in Europe. The skills and enterprise it fosters are giving Scottish companies a platform to compete in the global decommissioning market.

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Decommissioning Projects
Safety and Environment

Safety and Environment

DSRL is required to comply with nuclear safety legislation in the UK.

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Information for visitors

The site is closed to members of the public for safety and security reasons while it is decommissioned. There is a public viewing area nearby, with car parking and interpretative panels. Please note for the security of the site, armed police will be patrolling the immediate vicinity.

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Information for visitors
Dounreay weather data

Dounreay weather data

Provides information collected by a weather station situated in Buldoo, adjacent to the former RAF Dounreay airfield.

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