New collaboration to boost UK’s nuclear industry

A new nuclear collaboration aims to promote global opportunities and support UK companies in the sector. The Energy Industries Council (EIC) and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) have […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

A new nuclear collaboration aims to promote global opportunities and support UK companies in the sector.

The Energy Industries Council (EIC) and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see them share research facilities and collaborate on events to showcase and facilitate the export of UK capabilities.

The EIC’s members, UK supply chain companies providing goods and services across the energy industries, are expected to benefit greatly from the deal.

Both companies will also share their knowledge and expertise to further develop a project tracking database and to produce nuclear sector reports, both of which will enable EIC members to identify opportunities and plan their business development in the sector.

Mike Tynan, CEO of the NAMRC, said: “We’re very excited to work with the EIC to help their members win work in the civil nuclear sector.

“Companies with established experience in the wider energy sector are ideally placed to succeed in the nuclear supply chain and we’re here to help manufacturers develop their capabilities to meet the specific requirements of nuclear new build, operations and decommissioning.”

The future of Britain’s nuclear reactors, decommissioning activities and fuel supplies could be at risk if the UK leaves a Europe-wide nuclear co-operation body without transitional arrangements.