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Construction work on Dounreay waste store sets records


By Staff Reporter- NOSN

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The team and members of the senior management pictured before the final concrete pour begins.
The team and members of the senior management pictured before the final concrete pour begins.

Construction work on the latest waste store at Dounreay is setting records, as the concrete floor slab has just been completed ahead of schedule and with an excellent safety record.

The work continues with construction on site and manufacture of key plant and equipment off site.

More than 3100 tonnes of concrete and 184 tonnes of "rebar" (reinforcing bar) have gone into creating the floor of the building which will hold intermediate waste in long-term storage in accordance with Scottish Government policy.

The contractor Graham Construction was awarded the contract to construct the facility which is due to be complete by the end of 2021.

Dounreay programme delivery director David Hubbard said: “This is a significant milestone for the project, and has been completed without an accident.

"We are on course to deliver the work on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority on time, but the safety of the workforce remains our highest priority always.”

Tony Perry, the NDA’s head of programme, welcomed the news of progress on the new storage facility at Dounreay. He said: “It’s good to see this important project progressing quickly, with our colleagues at Dounreay maintaining their continued focus on safety, quality, cost and schedule.”


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