Calder Bain, who started his apprenticeship in the 1960s at Dounreay and worked on the Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) before it was built, is part of the site’s in-house design team responsible for safely dismantling the reactor. He ponders on the unique challenges they face.
Lee Chapman of FIRMA Engineering Ltd, Doncaster, discusses some of the challenges faced by small businesses looking to enter the decommissioning market.
John Lawes, NDA Contract Manager at Dounreay, explains how the NDA's Asset Transfer Scheme has enabled the Dounreay site to acquire a third fire engine so that it complies with requirements from its regulator: Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).
Richard James, NDA’s Risk Manager, reports from a recent conference led by the NDA’s Chief Executive John Clarke. Around 40 senior executives from the NDA estate, the Site Licence Companies (SLCs) and the regulatory authorities attended the 2015 annual Risk Management Conference.
John Clarke, NDA CEO, responds to the recent Spending Review announcements and explains the value of working with the supply chain to identify opportunities for saving money over the next 5 years. John also encourages you to comment on our draft strategy and business plan which will be published for consultation early in 2016.
Simon Tucker, NDA’s Head of Information Governance and Managing Director of NDA Archives Ltd, explains why it is vitally important to preserve the records and information that we hold, as well as capture the expertise that thousands of staff across our estate have collectively built up over the years.
David Vineall, Human Resources Director for the NDA, welcomes a new scheme funded by Scottish Government and NDA that will bring employers and schools closer together.