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Two shortlisted to run Dounreay

Two consortia have been shortlisted to take over the running of the Dounreay nuclear decommissioning site in northern Scotland.

The two consortia that have been shortlisted to the final competitive dialogue round are:

  • Babcock Dounreay Partnership, comprised of Babcock Nuclear Services Ltd, CH2M Hill and URS, and
  • Caithness Solutions, comprised of Energy Solutions EU Ltd and Amec Nuclear Holdings Ltd

This competition is for zero-value contracts to run the Dounreay parent body organisation, which will develop the: “vision for the optimal accomplishment of Dounreay site’s mission,” according to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

An NDA spokesman said: “The contracts will have no value, and management teams from Dounreay and the bidders will meet and work out a programme of work. The winning company will then earn fees based on how successfully that work is executed.”

The UK Atomic Energy Authority was sold to Babcock International for £50M in November 2009, which includes operations at Dounreay and Sellafield.

Preferred Bidder will be announced in the summer or autumn 2011, with the final contract awarded in early 2012.

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