Our capability and experience in the complete decommissioning of nuclear related infrastructure, associated facilities and equipment allows us to provide fully integrated solutions that can be delivered in-house for both UK and international customers.

Safety (conventional, nuclear, environmental), quality and security are paramount through all aspects of our decommissioning work.

Our customers include:

  • The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)
  • Sellafield
  • Dounreay
  • Magnox
  • Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy
  • Shimizu

With the largest nuclear-capable workforce of any UK contractor and a proven supply chain capability we have an exceptional track record in integrating and delivering some of the industry’s most complex civil nuclear decommissioning projects.

Additionally, our Specialist Services business provides consultancy and industry leading services in radiological assay and environmental analysis in support of operating plants, decommissioning projects and waste management facilities.

Key projects/contracts include:

  • Berkeley Vaults Waste Retrieval
  • Sellafield Pile Fuel Cladding Silo project
  • Sellafield Silo Maintenance Facility project
  • Dounreay Decommissioning Framework
  • Dounreay Materials Test Reactor (DMTR) Decommissioning


Internationally, we are focussed on Canada and Japan, building on our UK leadership in decommissioning and waste management to develop in-country capability.

In Japan, we are building long term relationships with HGNE and Shimizu, with both of whom we have Memoranda of Understanding in place for decommissioning projects.

Further information on our business in Canada is also available here: www.babcockcanada.com/cavendish-nuclear/