Wood has won a £3million contract to help deliver Europe’s “most complex” nuclear site closure.
The Aberdeen-headquartered firm will provide services for the overarching decommissioning programme at Dounreay in the Highlands, which is home to three nuclear reactors.
License company – Dounreay Site Restoration – said it is recognised as “the most complex nuclear site closure in Europe”.
Wood will provide services including engineering validation, software modelling and construction management.
The four-year contract starts immediately, with two one-year extension options.
Dounreay, an experimental nuclear power site, is being demolished and cleaned up at a cost of £2.32bn in a job expected to last up until 2033.
Bob MacDonald, CEO of Specialist Technical Solutions at Wood, said: “We are looking forward to working with DSRL on this contract, which adds to Wood’s growing portfolio of work at Dounreay and helps to advance our strategy to increase our share of the growing nuclear decommissioning market.
“We are playing our part in achieving the objectives jointly agreed between the industry and UK government in the Nuclear Sector Deal, including helping to reduce the cost of nuclear power across the lifecycle.”
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