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Jacobs Awarded Dounreay Decommissioning Contracts

5th August 2021

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Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) has awarded two contracts worth a combined GBP11.2 million (USD15.9 million) to USA-based engineering group Jacobs for decommissioning work at the Dounreay site in Scotland. Under the contracts, Jacobs will upgrade the ventilation system at the Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) and develop the decommissioning strategy for the fast reactor fuel reprocessing plant in the Fuel Cycle Area.

Under a GBP7 million contract, Jacobs will remove the existing ventilation plant at the PFR. It will also design, manufacture, test, install and commission a new discharge stack, new supply and extraction fans, new HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters, replace containment dampers, discharge contamination monitoring equipment and a new tritium monitoring system.

Designed in the early 1960s, the PFR was a mixed oxide-fuelled, liquid sodium-cooled fast reactor, which began supplying the National Grid in January 1975 and was taken offline in 1994.

Read the full article at world Nuclear News

 

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