Dounreay Welcomes Suppliers For Day Of Collaboration
26th May 2018
More than 200 people packed into the Weigh Inn hotel in Thurso this week as Dounreay Site Restoration Limited and supply chain partners shared plans and ideas about the decommissioning of the site.
Leading nuclear firms mixed with numerous small and medium sized enterprises for the event which was attended by those who either support the site through existing framework contracts or have registered for the innovative ‘LINC with Dounreay' scheme. LINC, launched last year, encourages small businesses to work together to pioneer solutions for decommissioning challenges.
Dounreay's Head of Commercial Services Stephen Adamson said: "The supply chain has been working at Dounreay since the very first day of construction 6 decades ago. They have played an important role since then and we believe they can help us even more as we prepare to meet the challenges we expect in the next phase of the clean-up programme.
"Dounreay has a talented workforce which has unparalleled knowledge of the site. We are looking for the supply chain to supplement that, bringing experience and ideas from elsewhere, to work alongside us and ensure we have a world-leading team to decommission what is recognised as Europe’s most complex nuclear closure contract."
Companies attending listened to presentations covering upcoming work in each of the site’s main areas, including reactor clean-up and waste management. The room was then transformed for the afternoon with companies exhibiting and showcasing the work they have delivered elsewhere.
The event culminated with the launch of the company’s third LINC with Dounreay project. Registered companies have 4 weeks to respond to the challenge and come up with a solution to help with the way sampling of floor slabs is undertaken. Full details can be found on the LINC with Dounreay page.
Details of upcoming opportunities for the supply chain can be found in Dounreay’s latest procurement plan which is updated regularly.
The fund is provided by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and administered by Dounreay in association with the Dounreay Stakeholder Group. Community organisations or charities that benefit people in Caithness and North Sutherland may be eligible for assistance from the Dounreay Communities Fund.
The first blocks of concrete have been removed from the top of one of the world's most recognisable chimneys. This marks the start of the demolition of Sellafield's Windscale Pile One stack.
The latest updates on radioactive particles released from Dounreay on beaches have been published. The latest find dates were - Dounreay Foreshore 11 January 2019 Sanside Beach 11 February 2019 Murkle Beach 26 November 2016 Nuclear fuel was reprocessed at Dounreay for almost 40 years.
Employees from across the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group were honoured at a national awards ceremony for their work in addressing gender imbalance and diversity in the nuclear industry. Phil Craig, former Managing Director of Dounreay, scooped the coveted ‘Ally of the Year' title at the Women in Nuclear (WiN) UK conference yesterday, for being a leading male advocate of gender balance and diversity.
Introduction to the Consultation How to respond In this consultation, the NDA wants to hear from members of the public, nuclear regulators, employees within our businesses, trade unions, local authorities, Site Stakeholder Groups, Non-Governmental Organisations and any other organisation or public body. In your response please state whether you are responding as an individual or representing the views of an organisation.
Information on working with Dounreay and the supply chain was recently updated and is updated now on a monthly basis. If your company is interested in working with Dounreay then check the details at - https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/dounreay/about/procurement.
An emergency exercise will take place at Dounreay on the morning of Thursday 17 January. The site alert will be sounded to initiate the exercise.
In this consultation, the NDA wants to hear from members of the public, nuclear regulators, employees within our businesses, trade unions, local authorities, Site Stakeholder Groups, Non-Governmental Organisations and any other organization or public body. In your response please state whether you are responding as an individual or representing the views of an organisation.
The decommissioning of Dounreay's oldest nuclear reactor has taken a major step forward with the award of a multi-million pound contract. Dounreay Materials Test Reactor (DMTR) was the first operational nuclear reactor in Scotland and achieved criticality in 1958.
The Dounreay Socio Economic Plan sets out the main activities to be undertaken by the Dounreay Socio Economic Alliance (DSEA) which consists of Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), Cavendish Dounreay Partnership (CDP) and Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL. DSEA's activities are based on support to mitigate the economic impacts of the decommissioning of the Dounreay site.
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