Nuclear Decommissioning Authority / NRS Dounreay – Diamond Partner
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is a non-departmental public body created through the Energy Act 2004.
The organisation headquarters are based in west Cumbria. Employing just over 200 staff, NDA own 17 sites across England, Wales and Scotland, some dating back to the 1940s, plus the associated liabilities and assets.
NDA report to the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero; for some aspects of work in Scotland, the organisation are responsible to Scottish ministers.
NDA’s role is strategic: establish the overall approach, allocate budgets, set targets and monitor progress.
The organisation do not have a hands-on role in cleaning up facilities. Instead, they deliver their mission through others, primarily NRS operating companies.
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Nuclear Restoration Services (NRS) – Dounreay Division
As part of the NDA Group, Dounreay is a division of Nuclear Restoration Services. Dounreay is located at the far north of Scotland and was Britain’s former centre of fast reactor research and development. The experimental nature of many of its redundant facilities means the clean-up and demolition requires innovation as well as great care. The intention is to decommission Dounreay and leave it in a safe condition for future generations. The skills and enterprise it fosters are giving Scottish companies a platform to compete in the global decommissioning market.
NRS Dounreay is a major employer in the Caithness and North Sutherland area and as decommissioning progresses our highly skilled staff will become available for alternative employment. We therefore work in partnership with local agencies and educational organisations to reduce the effect of Dounreay’s closure and promote a sustainable diverse economy that supports a wide range of alternative employment opportunities.