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Dounreay contractor wins prestigious new award

Profile Security Services has won a prestigious Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Supply Chain Award for its work at Dounreay The company is the first recipient of the Enhancing Capability and Capacity award, which was presented to reflect the innovation and delivery of a unique return...

Appointments to the Dounreay Board

Appointments to the Dounreay Board

Simon Middlemas OBE and Bill Root have been appointed as non-executive directors of the Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) Board Simon is well known at Dounreay, having served as the company's Director from 2006 - 2012 He remains an important figure in the local community, promoting future...

Reactor shield rod first to be disposed of

Reactor shield rod first to be disposed of

Dounreay’s Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) team is celebrating a milestone in the decommissioning process, by disposing of the first component to be lifted from the reactor when it shut down The 11 metre long neutron shield rod, which formed part of the shielding round the outer edge of the...

Japanese Ambassador visits Dounreay

Dounreay recently hosted a visit of senior Japanese dignitaries on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority His Excellency, Mr Koji Tsuruoka, Ambassador of Japan to the United Kingdom, Mr Yosuki Ishigami from the Economic Section of the Japanese Embassy and Mr Daisuke Matsunaga, Consul...

Waste contract signals Dounreay’s community commitment

Waste contract signals Dounreay’s community commitment

Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract to design and build a new effluent treatment plant at Dounreay The agreement signals a landmark move for the Caithness site as the first to incorporate socio-economic commitments following the introduction of a new procurement policy earlier this...

Dounreay apprentices: You’re hired

Dounreay apprentices: You’re hired

Dounreay has said “you’re hired” to ten local newcomers who have started their careers at Dounreay this week This makes it the 61st consecutive year that apprentices have joined the site The four-year apprenticeship scheme allows the successful applicants to gain on the job experience and...