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Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd

www.dounreay.com

2013
Cavendish Nuclear has a 50 per cent stake in Cavendish Dounreay Partnership Ltd, parent body organisation of DSRL, the site licence company responsible for the safe and cost-effective clean-up of the former research site belonging to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority at Dounreay in Scotland. Personnel seconded from Cavendish Nuclear occupy senior management positions of the company.

Earlier
Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd is the site licence company responsible for the closure programme at Britain's former centre of fast reactor research and development.

DSRL has held the site licence, waste disposal authorisation and other necessary legal permits for managing the site since April 1, 2008. Before then, the site was managed by the UK Atomic Energy Authority.

DSRL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UKAEA Ltd and operates under contract to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Senior management positions within the company are occupied by staff seconded from UKAEA Ltd and its business partners AMEC and CH2MHILL.

Telephone
01847 802121

Fax
01847 802697

Postal Address
Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd
Dounreay
Thurso
Caithness
KW14 7TZ







News for Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd

Dounreay Safeguards Future Skills With New Intake Of Decommissioning TraineesThumbnail for article : Dounreay Safeguards Future Skills With New Intake Of Decommissioning Trainees
Six new decommissioning operative trainees have started work at Dounreay, as part of a structured programme to develop skills required to safely decommission the site.   DSRL is collaborating with Nuvia, Morson and GDES who have all recruited trainees.  
Innovation Reaches Deep Into The Dounreay WorkforceThumbnail for article : Innovation Reaches Deep Into The Dounreay Workforce
Innovation in the face of adversity earned Scotland's largest nuclear site a shot at Scotland's top event award.   About 100 or so workers normally attend Dounreay's annual showcase event, when staff are recognised for reaching levels of excellence in their work to decommission the plant.  
Jacobs Awarded Dounreay Decommissioning ContractsThumbnail for article : Jacobs Awarded Dounreay Decommissioning Contracts
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.  
World's Deepest Nuclear Clean-up Underway At DounreayThumbnail for article : World's Deepest Nuclear Clean-up Underway At Dounreay
The shaft and silo project ‘advanced transition' work is getting underway at Dounreay.   Radioactive waste was historically consigned to the 65 metre deep shaft and the silo, an underground waste storage vault, over several decades starting in the late 1950s.  
Airline Suit Work Restarts In Redundant Laboratories At DounreayThumbnail for article : Airline Suit Work Restarts In Redundant Laboratories At Dounreay
Airline suit work has restarted at Dounreay after more than a year's delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.   Wearing an airline suit is cumbersome and the wearer needs to be dressed and undressed by a dedicated team of helpers who then provide support throughout the task.  
Measuring The Unmeasurable: Research Paper Could Help Dounreay Clean Up Plutonium LegacyThumbnail for article : Measuring The Unmeasurable: Research Paper Could Help Dounreay Clean Up Plutonium Legacy
Ground-breaking research published in Nature Communications shows that traces of plutonium in the environment can be identified as being from global or local sources.   Using soil samples taken from Dounreay, an area near to the site and 2 areas at a distance from the site, the research showed that it was possible to identify whether minute traces of plutonium in the soil came from plutonium ‘bred' in a reactor or from global fallout.  
Consolidation Of Spent Fuel And Nuclear Materials - Dounreay And Other SitesThumbnail for article : Consolidation Of Spent Fuel And Nuclear Materials - Dounreay And Other Sites
Statement issue18 March 2021 by NDA, Dounreay and Sellafield.   In 2013 we concluded the development of our strategy to remove unirradiated nuclear material from Dounreay and consolidate it at Sellafield.  
Design Contract Awarded For Dounreay Shaft And Silo WorkThumbnail for article : Design Contract Awarded For Dounreay Shaft And Silo Work
Dounreay has awarded an important waste clean-up contract to Jacobs as the site plans for the future of its deepest historic radioactive waste store.   Jacobs and its supporting partners have been awarded a 6-year contract to provide a design management team to produce a fully integrated design for the shaft and silo project.  
NDA Innovation Competition Winners Have Been Announced - £3.9 MillionThumbnail for article : NDA Innovation Competition Winners Have Been Announced - £3.9 Million
14 successful companies have been awarded contracts to come up with innovative approaches to remotely sort and segregate radioactive waste.   The ‘Sort and Seg' innovation competition, worth £3.9 million in total, was launched in July 2020.  
NDA Appoints Lawrie Haynes As New Chair Designate For DounreayThumbnail for article : NDA Appoints Lawrie Haynes As New Chair Designate For Dounreay
David Peattie, Chief Executive Officer of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, has announced the appointment of Lawrie Haynes as Chair Designate of Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd.  (DSRL).  

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