James Fisher in ‘world’s deepest nuclear clean-up’

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MARINE services group James Fisher has won a £5m contract to support the clean-up of Dounreay nuclear facility in the Scottish Highlands, which is being decommissioned.

Subsidiary James Fisher Nuclear (JFN) has won the two-year job to support Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) with what it describes as the world’s deepest nuclear clean-up project.
The contract involves the supply of remote handling equipment to support the retrieval, sorting and segregation of waste material from shafts and silos.
Nick Henry, James Fisher’s chief executive, said: “JFN being chosen for this key contract in the world’s deepest nuclear clean-up project, reflects their specific expertise and track record in providing remote handling systems for the nuclear industry. It also further extends our customer base, and we are delighted to be working with Dounreay on this demanding project.”

Barrow-based James Fisher began as a regional shipping firm in 1847 and now operates globally serving a range of sectors such as nuclear and oil and gas.