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Moray firm win 750k Dounreay contract

By SPP Reporter

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A SPECIAIST asbestos company in Moray has secured a £750,000 contract at Dounreay nuclear plant in Caithness.

Dounreay nuclear plant.
Dounreay nuclear plant.

Northern Asbestos Services (NAS) has been involved in specialist removal of hazardous materials at Dounreay since 2008 and has won another two year deal with Dounreay Site Restoration Limited that will mean more jobs with four trainee posts being created.

Managing director at NAS, Mark Watkins, said: “The new contract starts this month and is great news for us. I’m particularly pleased that we are working on such an important and high-profile site and that we are able to take on more staff as a result.”

NAS has been experiencing strong growth with an expanding workforce engaged in contracts throughout Scotland. It has offices in Elgin and Larbert, near Stirling.

Northern Asbestos Services were established in Elgin in 2005 with five employees and has reported growth in business and a turnover of £2.6 million in the past 12 months. It employed 40 people before the new Dounreay contract was announced.

NAS staff are engaged in work from Caithness through to the Central Belt and have also recently spent three months on a major asbestos remediation contract on an oil rig undergoing work in dock at Hartlepool.

Mr Warkins said he expects further growth and is confident about the future for NAS, which has its main office at Alexander Fleming House in Elgin.

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