Partners sought for £90m nuclear clean-up job

Contractors have been alerted to a major nuclear clean-up tender in northern Scotland.

The £90m contract, tabled this week, will cover a hazardous-waste clean-up job at Dounreay on the north coast of Caithness in the Highlands.

The appointed construction partner will design and build plant and facilities to retrieve and treat waste from the former nuclear site.

It will also lead the mechanical and electrical work, as well as coordinating the installation and commissioning of additional equipment needed for the job.

The Dounreay nuclear facility operated for more than 60 years and closed in 2015.

The company in charge of decommissioning and cleaning up the site, Dounreay Site Restoration Limited, is also seeking a delivery partner to lead project, commercial and contract management services. The £90m contract will be split between each of the two partners.

Market consultations are planned for September with the aim of developing contractual agreements that are “attractive, viable and will deliver value for money”, the prior information notice states. A webinar for the construction partner will be held on 6 September, while a date has yet to be confirmed for the second webinar.

Contractors interested in the market consultations can sign up online.

The client expects to publish a contract notice on 30 June 2023.

Graham won a £22m contract in 2018 to build the facilities for storing the nuclear waste at the site, the contents of which will have to be treated.

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