Wood wins main role in $520m Dounreay contract

Aberdeen-based engineering and oil services giant Wood plc said it has won a multimillion-dollar framework contract to provide decommissioning work at the Dounreay nuclear site in the extreme north of Scotland.

Effective immediately, it will run for up to seven years including two potential extensions and is worth an estimated $520 million, shared among six suppliers.

Wood, as prime contractor, is partnered with sub-contractors Orano, EDF-Cyclife, GDES and Aquila under the Dounreay Wood Alliance.

Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood’s Specialist Technical Solutions business, said: “This framework contract is an important addition to our portfolio of work at Dounreay.

“It enhances our market share in nuclear decommissioning, cements our long-term commitment to the Caithness region, and provides another opportunity to bring Wood’s multi-sector experience to bear.

“Combined with the design and engineering framework that we signed last year, we now have a route to market across the entire Dounreay site.”