New £25million contracts support nuclear decommissioning
Three new R&D contracts, worth up to £25million, have been awarded to look for innovative solutions to the technical challenges of delivering the NDA’s decommissioning mission.
The Direct Research Portfolio (DRP) contracts will be shared by a series of consortia involving established nuclear companies, global cross-sector corporations, UK universities, national laboratories, plus small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The 3 new contracts will run for 4 years, replacing the previous DRPs awarded in 2016, and follow a 6-month procurement process. The 12 successful consortia, 6 of which are led by SMEs, involve over 60 organisations in total.