NDA invites Dounreay bidders

The NDA has issued its Invitation to Participate in Dialogue to the two consortia who successfully prequalified in the competition to appoint a Parent Body Organisation for the Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) Site Licence Company (SLC). 

The consortia are:

  • Babcock Dounreay Partnership: comprising Babcock Nuclear Services Ltd, CH2M Hill International Nuclear Services Ltd and URS International Holdings (UK) Ltd.
  • Caithness Solutions: comprising Energy Solutions EU Ltd and Amec Nuclear Holdings Ltd. 

Formal Dialogue will take place over an anticipated 12-week period, following a period of formal site information gathering during which the participants will have access to the Dounreay site, where they will be able to spend time in discussions with SLC personnel, reviewing information and visiting the site’s key facilities and areas of work. This will assist them in the preparation of their final tender submission.  

It is expected that this stage of the competition process will be completed by April 2011. However the NDA reserves the right to extend the duration of dialogue should that prove necessary to provide an adequate basis to advance to the final tender stage of the competition. 

Graeme Rankin, the competition project manager, said:

“We are pleased to be entering this crucial stage of the competition. This really is the crux of the competition process, and is vital in helping the Participants put together their proposals. It will have a significant impact on making sure that we achieve the best possible outcome for the Dounreay site.” 

The NDA continues to anticipate contract award in the first quarter of 2012, as previously indicated.