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Wednesday 23 December 2015

Dounreay Christmas closure 2015

The site closes for the festive period at 3pm on Thursday, December 24 and reopens on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

Tuesday 22 December 2015

Prizes presented to calendar winners

Dounreay has produced a 2016 children's calendar.

Friday 18 December 2015

Fire engine finds new role at Dounreay

Dounreay has acquired a third fire engine thanks to the NDA’s Asset Register.

Thursday 17 December 2015

Clean up success for pipework team

A Dounreay project team has removed historic discharge pipework from the redundant low level effluent pits.

Monday 7 December 2015

PFR fuel begins to leave Dounreay

The next phase of the programme to defuel Dounreay is underway.

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Dounreay contractor's innovation awarded

A contractor working on the Shaft & Silo project has been recognised by the prestigious NDA estate Supply Chain Awards.

Monday 23 November 2015

Contracts awarded for new waste store

A new store for higher activity waste at Dounreay is making progress with the award of three contracts.

Monday 2 November 2015

Over £1m handed out by Caithness & North Sutherland Fund

The Caithness and North Sutherland Fund held its 4th Annual General Meeting on 30th October at Caithness Horizons.

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Register for November's NDA Estate Supply Chain Event

The NDA is encouraging its supply chain to attend the 2015 NDA Estate Supply Chain Event.

Saturday 17 October 2015

Supercompactor features in latest issue of Dounreay News

The return of WRACS to operations is featured on the front page of the new look Dounreay News.

Tuesday 13 October 2015

One thousand drums crushed by supercompactor

Dounreay has reached a significant milestone following commissioning of the new supercompactor at the Waste Receipt Assay Characterisation and Supercompaction facility (WRACS).

Friday 9 October 2015

PhD student explores Dounreay industrial heritage

Dounreay has played an enormous part in the shaping of Caithness and North Sutherland's heritage and will continue to do so for the next decade.

Friday 2 October 2015

Nuclear partners back sports complex bid

The nuclear industry in Caithness is backing a group of local sports clubs formed to build on the legacy of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Wednesday 23 September 2015

Lord Lieutenant salutes Dounreay on 60 years of apprentices

The latest batch of Dounreay’s newly qualified skilled workers were encouraged to make the most of the exciting opportunities and challenges ahead.

Wednesday 23 September 2015

Robots to rip out reactor core

A range of unusual devices have been designed and built by Dounreay’s in-house design team over the years.

Friday 18 September 2015

NDA publishes draft strategy

The NDA have published their early draft strategy ahead of formal consultation.

Thursday 10 September 2015

Dounreay celebrates apprentices diamond year

This year Dounreay’s apprentices are the sixtieth batch in a long line of young people joining the site’s highly respected apprenticeship scheme since 1955.

Friday 4 September 2015

Senior NDA management visit Dounreay

High ranking NDA officials visited Dounreay and saw first-hand the work being carried out with the aim to become the European reference site for excellence in decommissioning.

Friday 14 August 2015

Connect and innovate at the NDA Estate Supply Chain event

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), in association with the Site Licence Companies (SLCs), invite you to ‘connect and innovate’ at their fifth annual event.

Thursday 6 August 2015

Building underway at nuclear archive

The chairman of the Dounreay Stakeholder Group yesterday cut the first turf for the nuclear archive that will house Dounreay's records.

Friday 31 July 2015

August 2015 bank holiday closure

Dounreay closes for the bank holiday on Monday, August 3 and re-opens on Wednesday, August 5.

Friday 31 July 2015

Dounreay’s heritage to showcase in London museum

Dounreay’s Fast Reactor is an iconic symbol along the Caithness coastline and now its antiquated control room will be preserved for future generations in the care of two internationally renowned museum collections.

Tuesday 28 July 2015

Dounreay announces new managing director designate

DSRL have announced the new managing director designate, Phil Craig.

Wednesday 22 July 2015

Students get 'Ready Steady' for work

 Twelve students successfully completed the Ready Steady Work course held in early July.

Monday 6 July 2015

Supply chain encouraged to enter NDA Supply Chain Awards 2015

Entries are now being invited for the prestigious NDA Estate Supply Chain Awards 2015 that recognise outstanding contributions to the nuclear clean-up mission.

Thursday 2 July 2015

PFR tank farm work restarts

The Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) team have now received regulatory permission to restart operational work in the sodium tank farm.

Monday 15 June 2015

Dounreay workers walk 5,000 steps for Workout at Work Day

Workout at Work Day is an annual awareness day organised by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Thursday 11 June 2015

Dounreay business opportunities outlined at nuclear supply chain event

Dounreay's Head of Procurement, Ken Linn will be presenting the site's supplier requirements at a Nuclear Supply Chain event today in Dunblane.

Monday 8 June 2015

DSRL appoints M+W Group as design consultant for Shaft & Silo

DSRL has appointed M+W Group as the lead design and safety case consultant for Europe’s deepest nuclear decommissioning project.

Monday 1 June 2015

DSRL website questionnaire

Prior to revamping our existing website, we are distributing a questionnaire to our users to assess how you navigate around the site, what you use our website for and to make improvements using the feedback we receive.

Thursday 28 May 2015

Dounreay completes first phase of nuclear transports

Dounreay has completed the transfer of 11 tonnes of nuclear material to Sellafield.

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Businesses invited to submit entries for NDA awards

Entries are now being invited for the prestigious NDA Estate Supply Chain Awards 2015 that recognise outstanding contributions to the nuclear clean-up mission.

Friday 22 May 2015

May bank holiday closure

Dounreay closes for the bank holiday on Monday, May 25 and re-opens on Wednesday, May 27.

Thursday 21 May 2015

Draft waste implementation strategy published

Scottish Government has published a consultation on a draft implementation strategy for Scotland’s policy on Higher Activity Radioactive Waste.

Tuesday 19 May 2015

Dounreay low level waste vaults begin to accept waste

A major programme milestone has been achieved with the placement of the first low level waste disposed into the new Low Level Waste Facilities at Dounreay.

Monday 18 May 2015

Dounreay to test emergency preparedness

An emergency exercise will be held at Dounreay on May 20.

Monday 11 May 2015

Planning guidance on Dounreay restoration published

Planning guidance that paves the way for future decommissioning and restoration work at Dounreay has been adopted by the Highland Council.

Thursday 2 April 2015

Easter site closure 2015

Dounreay closes for the Easter holidays on Thursday, April 2 and reopens on Tuesday, April 7.

Monday 30 March 2015

Annual exhibition to be held at Dounreay

The fifteenth annual Science, Technology and Innovation exhibition is being held at Dounreay on Thursday June 4.

Friday 27 March 2015

NDA sets out Dounreay clean-up tasks

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, the public body that owns Dounreay and funds its clean up, has published its annual business plan, setting out key tasks for the site licence company DSRL to deliver in the next 12 months.

Wednesday 25 March 2015

Dounreay knowledge to be housed in new nuclear archives

Sixty years of knowledge from the UK’s fast reactor programme at Dounreay will be housed in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s new nuclear archives to be built in Wick.

Friday 20 March 2015

Sky dims as moon eclipses the sun

Britain's most northerly nuclear site was among the best places on the UK mainland to witness today's solar eclipse when an estimated 97 per cent of the sun was obscured momentarily by the orbit of the moon.

Friday 13 March 2015

Dounreay graduate engineer participates in online careers fair

DSRL graduate engineer Gregor McLean has been asked to get involved with a UK-wide careers fair being run on social media site LinkedIn.

Friday 27 February 2015

Supply chain encouraged to find innovative decommissioning solutions

 “We want to work with you to develop innovative solutions for a range of challenging projects”, companies were told yesterday at Dounreay’s annual supply chain event.

Friday 13 February 2015

End of historic fuel contract story in site newspaper

The final shipment of foreign waste to Belgium features in the February/March issue of the site newspaper, Dounreay News.

Thursday 5 February 2015

Jordan’s right on target

Following on the heels of the recent all British final of the World Professional Darts championship, Dounreay's 2nd year electrical apprentice Jordan Oag tells us about his own ambitions to play at the famous Lakeside venue one day.

Thursday 29 January 2015

Supply chain invitation to annual Suppliers Day

Companies are being invited to attend Dounreay’s annual Suppliers Day on February 26.

Thursday 22 January 2015

Testing of Dounreay criticality evacuation (SCRAM) alarm

Unscheduled testing of the Dounreay criticality evacuation (SCRAM) alarm will take place today at approximately 5pm.

Thursday 8 January 2015

Dounreay Site Closure

The weather forecast for tomorrow (Friday January 9) has identified hurricane force winds and gusts of 100mph for a period of six hours around the time of Dounreay inmuster.

Monday 5 January 2015

Final shipment completes historic fuel contract

The final shipment of foreign waste to Belgium has completed a fuel contract made between the UK Atomic Energy Authority and SCK/CEN of Belgium in the 1990s.

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