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ITI to support next stages of Dounreay decommissioning

Posted on 21 September 2021

ITI to support next stages of Dounreay decommissioning

ITI has been chosen to support the next stages of the safe clean up and demolition of one of Britain’s most iconic legacy nuclear research facilities.

The innovative systems integrator has been awarded a framework agreement to provide Electrical, Control & Instrumentation (EC&I) Design Services to Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL), the site licence company responsible for the clean-up and demolition of Britain’s former centre of fast reactor research and development, Dounreay, on the north coast of Scotland.

As a largely experimental facility, clean up and demolition offers a unique challenge to the organisations involved in the ongoing project, but it is one that ITI are well equipped for thanks to a successful history of delivering safe, secure and innovative safety and control solutions to the nuclear sector.

Jean Isherwood, Proposals Manager at ITI explained: “ITI has previously supported DSRL with vital work to maintain operations and we are now delighted to support them once again through this latest phase in the lifecycle of the site. Our teams understand the challenges faced by DSRL in transitioning from a fast reactor research site to Scotland’s largest nuclear clean-up and decommissioning project, and we’re looking forward to working within the local community at Dounreay and using our experience, innovation and skills to support DSRL’s mission.”

ITI provides traditional EC&I services to nuclear clients and also offers simulation modelling and business analytics solutions through its subsidiary Saker Solutions. ITI’s dedicated delivery team, which will be based primarily out of its Scottish offices in Glasgow and Aberdeen, but supported by engineering teams across the UK, will ensure effective collaboration with the client and enable a rapid response to both planned and emergent works on site. As well as bringing added value, innovation, and safety to mission-critical design requirements, the contract includes commitments to deliver social value to the local community.

Jean added: “The tendering process was understandably thorough and we’re extremely proud to have been chosen by DSRL for this framework. We’re looking forward to contributing to the return of the site to a safe condition for future generations.”