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.

To be eligible, you must be an SME – defined as a company that has fewer than 250 employees; and has either (a) an annual turnover not exceeding £50 million or (b) an annual balance sheet total not exceeding £43 million.  You must satisfy the above criteria and the registration requirements detailed in the form below to register as a participant of the scheme.

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

Further details:



  • LINC opportunities – look out for opportunity three coming soon


Registered companies 

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

There are two separate documents:

  1. Primary LINC companies: Those who satisfy the SME eligibility criteria, in their own right.
  2. Support LINC companies: Larger companies who have shown an interest in LINC and are keen to assist the primary companies. It is worth noting that Dounreay would not expect  the support companies to lead on any of the LINC opportunities.