Jacobs secures Dounreay decommissioning work

03 October 2018

USA-based Jacobs Engineering Group has been awarded two four-year framework agreements by the UK's Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) to provide design and engineering services, and safety case production and peer review services.

The Dounreay site in Scotland (Image: DSRL)

Jacobs said it is one of six eligible to tender under both framework agreements.

The scope of work under the GBP12-15 million (USD15-19 million) design and engineering services agreement includes: design, construction management, specialist engineering services, environmental restoration, software modelling, commissioning support services and the development of waste strategy documents for DSRL.

The safety case and peer review framework will see between GBP8-10 million of work delivered through the agreement and will include various levels of detailed safety reporting, radiation and fire assessments, as well as in-depth reviews of site safety and compliance.

Pete Lutwyche, senior vice president for Aerospace, Technology, Environmental and Nuclear at Jacobs, said: "Building on our 23 years' experience providing full life-cycle solutions at Dounreay, Jacobs is an industry leader in nuclear decommissioning and programme management with an established profile of working in the local community. We will continue to leverage our experience to support our shared vision with DSRL to make the site and surrounding area safe and clean for future generations."

The Dounreay site in Caithness, Scotland, was the UK's centre for experimental fast breeder research and development from 1954 until 1994.

DSRL is the site licence company responsible for the clean-up and demolition of the Dounreay site. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Cavendish Dounreay Partnership Ltd, a consortium of Cavendish Nuclear, CH2M and AECOM. It is funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to deliver the site closure programme.

Researched and written by World Nuclear News