The UK-based Nuclear Decommissioning Ltd (NDL) consortium has won a multi million pound design contract related to the Prototype Fast Reactor Facility (PFR) decommissioning project at Dounreay in Scotland. Joint venture group NDL brings together four nuclear decommissioning businesses – James Fisher Nuclear (JFN), Shepley Engineers, React Engineering and Tetra Tech – appointed to support the clean-up and demolition of former experimental fast reactor site at Dounreay, being caried out by Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). This is the first major contract win for NDL under the Decommissioning Services Framework (DSF). The removal of irradiated fuel (IF) from site is a key goal for NDA and will significantly advance decommissioning progress on site. The consortium will be working collaboratively with DSRL to provide all scheme designs for plant, equipment and systems. The NDL multi-discipline design team will be developing the detail scheme designs to allow DSRL to safely package and transport IF from the PFR for long term storage. This is part of the DSRL strategic plan to help accelerate the decommissioning project. JFN said on 2 June that it will be playing a key role in all aspects of engineering, project and commercial management for the programme, alongside its NDL consortium partners, together with NDL’s partners, RPS Consulting and nominated subcontract partners, Risktec and Rapid Rail.
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