Jacobs (JEC) has been awarded a four-year framework agreement by Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) to provide decommissioning services. Located in Caithness County, Scotland, the Dounreay site is one of the most complex nuclear decommissioning programs in Europe, with extensive remediation activities underway to return the former nuclear energy testing site to as near its original condition as possible. The construction of a size reduction facility, shaft and silo decommissioning and demolition of historic active laboratories are just some of the major projects expected to be delivered as part of the decommissioning services framework, which DSRL estimates is worth up to $500 million (£400M). The framework, spanning four years with potential extensions of up to three years, has been awarded to six organisations. It enables DSRL to take the site into a new phase of decommissioning when historic wastes from the shaft, silo and low-level waste pits are due to be retrieved, repackaged and consigned to modern waste facilities.
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Highland councillors have agreed a funding package that would allow a closed down museum and art gallery to reopen. Caithness Horizons closed in February due to increasing running costs and a reduced income. Opened in 2008, its collection includes Pictish stones and a control room from the Dounreay nuclear power complex. Highland Council, working with Dounreay Site Restoration Limited, has put together a three-year funding package. Funding of £204,000 will also be offered to the museum to cover building work costs at the site.
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