Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd., UK


Jacobs commissioned Cyclife Aquila Nuclear to supply a glovebox suite was designed to be the primary containment for the re-packaging of cans at Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd.

  • High integrity Alpha Gloveboxes to the Sellafield Standard ES_0_1503_1.
  • Services connections to the glovebox were by means of integral weld-on features.
  • Argon purging in welding glovebox.


  • Stringent requirements for seismic and leak rate compliance
  • Programme constraints for delivery
  • Multiple interfaces amongst customer and supply chain

Our proposal

Cyclife Aquila Nuclear to design, build and supply a suite gloveboxes to Dounreay, to enable the safe inspection and repackaging of exotic metallic materials.

Key technical data:

  • High integrity Alpha Gloveboxes <0.05% volume/hour Integration of welding equipment, oven, furnace, weigh scales, moisture analyser, HVAC, and instrumentation Seismic qualification
  • 304L stainless steel 6mm thick, 25mm base

Customers benefits

  • Robust engineering controls from design stage through to testing
  • Fully assembled and factory acceptance tested at Cyclife Aquila Nuclear to meet the performance requirements.


  • Delivered on time and on budget
  • Recognised by the client QA inspectors as some of the best manufactured gloveboxes in the UK supply chain