Jacobs to Lead Design Team for One of World's Deepest Nuclear Clean-ups
March 04, 2021 at 05:30 AM EST
DALLAS, March 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:J) was selected by Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) to lead the integrated design management team for one of the world's deepest nuclear clean-ups. The team will play a key role in coordinating the program to clear and treat radioactive waste in the shaft and silo at Dounreay, near Thurso, in Scotland, U.K., a former fast-reactor research and development center.
DSRL, the site decommissioning company, has tasked Jacobs with leading design integration to enable construction activities to commence, assisting with management of design and build work packages, and providing design support during construction and commissioning.
"By deploying our design engineering and program management capabilities alongside DSRL we will weave together several complex and challenging projects to ensure safe and efficient delivery," said Jacobs Critical Mission Solutions International Senior Vice President Clive White. "This work aims to bring about tangible progress toward the clean-up of Dounreay."
The Dounreay shaft extends 214.5 feet below ground and measures 15 feet wide in places, while the silo is a large underground vault with a concrete roof. Both were used for disposal of intermediate-level waste in the 1960s and 1970s, but now the solid waste and liquid effluent they contain needs to be retrieved and repackaged for removal to a safe, modern storage facility.
DSRL estimates the contract value at $10.4 million (£8 million) over 6.5 years, with potential for additional revenue as additional work packages are identified. Berkshire Engineering, which is based near Dounreay, will assist with test and trials work.
"The shaft and silo contain legacy wastes that must be emptied and repackaged for long-term storage before the site can be closed. These contracts are one step closer to the clean-up of these historical waste stores," said DSRL's Program Delivery Director, David Hubbard.
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