LINC with Dounreay

LINC with Dounreay


Dounreay was once the UK’s centre of fast reactor research and development and is now Scotland’s largest nuclear clean up and demolition project. Recognised as one of the most complex closure programmes in Europe, the site is expected to reach an interim end state between 2030 and 2033.

That can only be achieved with a strong partnership between the Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) workforce and the supply chain.

LINC with Dounreay is a scheme set up to encourage small and medium enterprises (SMEs) at a local and national level to collaborate with each other to deliver innovative solutions that support the Dounreay decommissioning programme.

A series of work packages will be identified focusing on the various challenges faced across the site, with around two opportunities per quarter advertised on this page.

Companies are invited to register and receive information directly as it becomes available. Projects now launched as part of the scheme can be seen in the opportunities section below.

Full details about the scheme were recently presented at the 2017 Nuclear Supply Chain event in Dunblane and the presentation can be viewed here.


How to register:

Register just once and submit proposals for as many opportunities as you want. Registering will give you first look at the opportunities and other registered companies you could collaborate with when taking part.

All SMEs must be pre-registered with LINC before submitting a proposal. Details of registered SMEs will be published periodically to support and encourage further collaboration.

Non-SMEs are free to register with LINC but their participation will be limited to a supporting role only.

There is no closing date for registration. Proposals submitted by companies who have not registered beforehand will not be considered.

Further details:



LINC opportunities – coming soon


Registered companies 

As part of the registration process, companies/businesses will be categorised into one of the following:

Category 1 – SME

  • Those companies that meet the strict EU definition – companies that have less than 250 employees and an annual turnover of less than 50 million euros (approximately £45 million) or annual balance sheet not exceeding 43 million euros (approximately £38 million)

Category 2 – Supplier

  • Those companies that meet the Category 1 criteria but who are part of a larger group of companies which collectively exceed those thresholds

Both category 1 and 2, are eligible to participate directly in LINC, however submissions from category 2 will only be considered should an acceptable submission (defined relative to each opportunity) not be received from category 1.

Supporting companies

  • Those companies who do not meet the EU definition of an SME in terms of numbers of employees and turnover or balance sheet thresholds

Supporting companies are not permitted to participate directly, but may participate as part of an SME led proposal.

The documents below contain the details of all companies who have registered for LINC with Dounreay so far.

Category 1 and 2 suppliers

Support companies