Babcock and Dounreay

Engaging with and working in partnership with communities is a key aspect of Babcock’s business. An example is the Cavendish Dounreay Partnership in Caithness. Through this partnership, Babcock has been supporting the Caithness community to transition to sustainable forms of employment, ensuring the area’s future social and economic success as the partnership undertakes the decommissioning of the local nuclear site, Dounreay.

To support these aims and sustain the local economy for generations to come, Cavendish Nuclear (a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock) has been actively engaged in a programme to sustain and create jobs for the future since 2015. A key initiative is the Wick Harbour project; Cavendish Nuclear funded the secondment of a project manager to facilitate the project’s securing of the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm. The Wick Harbour Authority and the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm signed an initial 25-year contract in 2017 creating around 150 jobs and bolstering the local offshore wind energy industry.

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