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Orano secures position on Dounreay decommissioning services framework

Orano has secured a position on the multi-million pound framework to provide decommissioning services to Dounreay Site Restoration Limited.

With an initial contract period of up to seven years, Orano will be working as part of the Dounreay Wood Alliance, alongside main contractor Wood and three other partners, EDF-Cyclife, GDES and Aquila.

Covering the full scope of decommissioning services required to achieve the desired interim and end state of the site, Orano offers unique expertise in decommissioning planning, development and underpinning of the decommissioning baseline, alongside core capabilities in waste characterisation, mechanical and design engineering, and specialist technical consultancy.

Headed up by its technical delivery business in the UK, Orano will deliver services through its UK based engineering and consultancy teams, with unique reach-back to the full capability of Orano in France.

John Storer, Managing Director of Orano Projects in the UK, commented that ‘Orano’s position on this key framework reinforces the company’s 40-year reputation as a respected and established player within UK industry, and recognises Orano’s decades of experience as a supplier of technical services to the Dounreay site’.

Giovanbattista Patalano, Head of UK Engineering, also reiterated the fact that ‘Orano has a unique and expert capability, poised to respond to technical requirements of the ground-breaking projects taking place at Dounreay. By combining the decades of experience of our UK teams with Orano’s international capability, we are well placed to inform efficient and innovative project delivery.’