The concrete floor slab has just been completed ahead of schedule and with an excellent safety record. More than 3,100 tonnes of concrete and 184 tonnes of reinforced metal bars have gone into creating the floor of the building which will hold intermediate waste in long term storage in accordance with Scottish Government policy.
Contractor GRAHAM Construction was awarded the contract to construct the facility which is due to be complete by the end of 2021.
Dounreay Programme Delivery Director, David Hubbard, said:
This is a significant milestone for the project, and has been completed without an accident. We are on course to deliver the work on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority on time, but the safety of the workforce remains our highest priority always.
Tony Perry, the NDA’s Head of Programme, welcomed the news of progress on the new storage facility:
It’s good to see this important project progressing quickly, with our colleagues at Dounreay maintaining their continued focus on safety, quality, cost and schedule.