Amec Foster Wheeler has won a £7million contract to build a new effluent treatment plant at the Dounreay nuclear test site in Caithness.
The first transfer of radioactive material from Dounreay to the US as part of an agreement between London and Washington took place at the weekend, a news report said.
Two engineering and design firms are working together to deploy the world’s first multi-turbine floating wind-energy demonstrator off Dounreay in 2018.
Highland MP Paul Monaghan has referred the UK Government’s plan to transport nuclear waste from Dounreay to the United States to the European Commission.
The company responsible for decommissioning the former nuclear plant at Dounreay has confirmed it has shipped 11 tonnes of radioactive material to Cumbria in its most recent financial year.
Dounreay Site Restoration (DSRL) confirmed it has sent 11 tonnes of “breeder” material - consisting of radioactive uranium - to Sellafield’s Magnox reprocessing facility last year, representing about a quarter of the material stored on site.
Ongoing nuclear decommissioning work at Dounreay has boosted sales at Babcock International.
Amec Foster Wheeler has won a contract to design a £22million hazardous nuclear waste store at Dounreay.