David Peattie, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's recently appointed CEO, shares his thoughts on progress in cleaning up the UK's earliest nuclear sites, as the NDA publishes its annual report and accounts for 2016/17.
Site Assessment Group leader David Edwards explains how his team of multi-disciplinary specialists has been carrying out in-depth scrutiny of on-the-ground decommissioning work at some of the earliest nuclear sites as well as the latest nuclear archive project. The group aims to build a comprehensive understanding of progress to support NDA teams that are based off site.
Ron Gorham, Head of Supply Chain Optimisation and SME Champion, shares news of a new portal for smaller businesses to access a wide range of sub-contracting opportunities in UK nuclear decommissioning.
Ron Gorham, Head of Supply Chain Optimisation and SME Champion, is delighted that visitors to the recent NDA Estate Supply Chain Event again voted the day a huge success, with a 96% positive rating in a follow-up survey.
Jonathan Evans, the new Head of Shared Services Alliance (SSA), explains how combined buying power across the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s estate has resulted in £286 million savings, and will also benefit the supply chain.
John Clarke, NDA's CEO, gives his view on the major milestones in hazard reduction across UK’s historic nuclear sites, as outlined in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's Annual Report and Accounts 2015 to 2016.
Calder Bain, a member of the design team working on decommissioning the Prototype Fast Reactor at Dounreay in Scotland, explains how simple solutions sometimes work best. Recently Dounreay staff stuck to this approach when searching for a way to take metal samples from the base of a reactor.
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.
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).