Galson Sciences Limited (GSL), part of the Egis Group, has been awarded a place in the recent Technical Professional Services Support (TPSS) framework. This framework will be led by DBD and includes Westinghouse, Aecom and ITI, and aims to provide essential assistance to Dounreay, a division of Magnox Ltd, which is responsible for managing the decommissioning and clean-up of the Dounreay nuclear site in Scotland. As part of the framework, GSL will be the technical lead for environmental support and will provide specialist support across other areas of the scope, including waste and technical support services to ensure that the decommissioning process is carried out safely, transparently and with minimal impact on the environment and the surrounding area.
The DBD-led team brings over 180 years of combined operating experience in decommissioning services and projects, covering design, waste, environmental, and technical support. This collective experience positions the team to comprehend the requirements and challenges of the Dounreay mission, ensuring a full portfolio of services is delivered by a highly experienced team, fully equipped to meet DSRL's needs.
Tamara Baldwin, Principal Consultant at GSL said, “Having worked with Dounreay since the late 1990s on their Low Level Waste (LLW) management, we understand the intricacies of the site's challenges and have successfully collaborated to develop and maintain the safety case for the LLW disposal facilities, optimise waste management, and ensure regulatory compliance. Our multi-disciplinary team of experts will work in partnership with DBD and our framework collaborators to collectively deliver sustainable solutions for Dounreay’s nuclear clean-up mission."
Dounreay, a division of Magnox Ltd (previously Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd), was formed to lead the transition of the Dounreay site from its former role as a fast reactor research centre into Scotland's largest nuclear clean-up and demolition project. The transition process will involve the safe dismantling and removal of redundant nuclear facilities, the management of radioactive waste, and the environmental restoration of the site to a condition that allows it to be used for other purposes or returned to nature.