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Dounreay signs new deal with industrial service firm

Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) has sealed a new framework agreement with Wood to provide industrial services at the Caithness site.

The two-year contract announced yesterday includes, two, one-year extension options and covers the delivery of electrical installation, control and instrumentation, testing, commissioning and maintenance support.

The new tie-up builds on Wood's existing presence at Dounreay. In the last two years, Wood has worked on the design and construction of a new effluent treatment plant; provided the design, safety case and environmental assessment of a new higher activity waste store; and carried out a wide range of support under a professional services framework agreement.

Wood's chief executive Robin Watson confirmed the deal with DSRL and said the firm has the expertise required to continue its commissioning work at the site and was pleased to be awarded the contract.

"We will leverage our strong industrial services capability to support DSRL at one of the most complex nuclear closure sites in Europe," he said yesterday.

He added: "Our knowledge of providing industrial services to the energy, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries combined with our experience in working with stringent safety systems will ensure we deliver assurance in the installation and validation of electrical and control equipment on site."