Dounreay Site

Dounreay site – People who protect

At Dounreay we are focused on ensuring that we keep staff and nuclear facilities safe and secure during the covid-19 pandemic.

The team has reduced operations at the site to a level where we require a minimum number of people to leave their homes each day.  

This has involved a controlled reduction of non-essential work, whilst ensuring that important essential maintenance work continues to be delivered.  These changes have enabled the majority of staff to stay at home and for key critical workers that remain on site to follow social distancing guidance.

Mark Rouse, Managing Director of Dounreay, said

“Our workforce has been following a ‘protect our site, protect our community, protect our NHS’ plan.

“Our overriding priority is to maintain the site in a safe and secure state and so avoid placing any additional burden on our front-line services; the NHS, the Highland Council and other resilience partnership organisations, playing our part in the community to help where we can.”

Mark Rouse
Mark Rouse, Managing Director Dounreay

The Cavendish Dounreay Partnership, a consortium of Cavendish Nuclear, Jacobs and Amentum, is responsible for delivering the safe and secure clean-up of the Dounreay nuclear site, on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.