Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) is the site licence company responsible for the closure programme at Britain's former centre of fast reactor research and development.
DSRL has held the site licence, waste disposal authorisation and other necessary legal permits for managing the site since April 1, 2008. Before then, the site was managed by the UK Atomic Energy Authority.
DSRL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UKAEA Ltd and operates under contract to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).
On October 31, 2009, UKAEA Ltd was sold by the UK Atomic Energy Authority to Babcock International Group.
Senior management positions within DSRL are occupied by staff seconded from UKAEA and its business partner CH2MHILL.
DSRL has a turnover in the region of £150 million a year and employs approximately 1000 people. It sub-contracts work to 50 or so companies in the supply chain and this provides employment for a similar number of people.