Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Scotland; Highlands and Islands; Caithness and Sutherland and Ross and Cromarty
Location of affected unit(s)
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management And Remediation Activities
Remediation Activities And Other Waste Management Services
39.00 - Remediation activities and other waste management services

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 April 2017
Employment effect (start)
13 April 2017
Foreseen end date
30 April 2018


Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DRSL) the company responsible for decommissioning the nuclear site at Caithness has announced that it expects to cut 150 jobs over an approximate twelve month period. The jobs are being lost due to a number of projects being completed. As well as the 150 jobs on the site, a further 50 jobs are expected to be lost from the supply chain. The company has said that it expects that the reductions will be achieved through a voluntary redundancy scheme which has been opened. Work at the site is expected to continue until 2029. 


  • 13 April 2017: BBC Website


Eurofound (2017), Dounreay Site Restoration Limited, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 90850, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90850.