14 February 2007
As part of the restructuring of the UK civil nuclear industry, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is setting up Site Licence Companies (SLCs) to carry out decommissioning and commercial operations across its twenty sites. It is currently planned to have seven SLCs, each of which will be owned by a Parent Body Organisation (PBO) for the duration of a contract awarded by the NDA.
The SLCs, as the enduring entity, will employ the workforce on the sites they manage. A programme of competitions has already begun to choose the PBOs that will own the shares in the various SLCs. The competitions for the Low Level Waste Repository SLC and the Sellafield SLC are underway with the southern bundle of Magnox reactor sites due to begin later this year.
After a period of discussion with existing contractors, the NDA is now able to confirm names for each of the SLCs. The timing of the use of the names for branding individual sites will depend on decisions taken by existing contractors in the run up to competition. However, where appropriate the NDA will now refer to the SLCs by the names listed below.
This SLC comprises Sellafield, including Calder Hall; Windscale & Capenhurst
This SLC comprises Chapelcross; Hunterston A; Trawsfynydd; Wylfa & Oldbury
This SLC comprises Berkeley; Bradwell; Dungeness A; Hinkley Point A & Sizewell A
This SLC comprises the Dounreay site only
This SLC comprises the Harwell & Winfrith facilities
This SLC comprises the low level waste repository near Drigg in Cumbria
This SLC comprises the Springfields plant near Preston, Lancashire