AMEC and EnergySolutions bid for Dounreay contract

AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, and Energy Solutions , the international nuclear services company, have formed a joint venture to bid for the Parent Body Organisation (PBO) contract at Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL). The joint venture, which will be called Caithness Solutions Limited, brings together two companies with unrivalled experience in the international nuclear decommissioning market as well as in other key industrial sectors.

AMEC has a first-class pedigree in the nuclear clean-up market in the UK and Continental Europe, including a long history of decommissioning projects at the sites now owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and is a member of Nuclear Management Partners (NMP), the consortium that owns the shares in Sellafield Ltd and operates the site on behalf of the NDA.

Energy Solutions , headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is an international nuclear services company with operations throughout the United States and around the world. The company also holds the contracts to manage and operate the ten Magnox nuclear sites in the UK on behalf of the NDA.

Mike Saunders, President of AMEC’s Power & Process Europe business, said: “Caithness Solutions is a formidable joint venture that will bring the right recipe of global skills, experience, capabilities and culture to safely deliver the desired solution for Dounreay, whilst bringing other areas of value to both the local Caithness region and across all NDA site operations”.

And Mark Morant, President of International Group Energy Solutions , said: “This partnership is focused on bringing safe, simple and affordable solutions to Dounreay. We have lots of experience of managing nuclear sites with large workforces and working collaboratively with stakeholders. This is the style and approach that we will bring to this very important NDA site in Caithness.”