CGN signs MoU to deepen links with UK’s nuclear supply chain

China’s largest nuclear power producer hopes to develop its expertise and knowledge

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By Jonny Bairstow

China’s largest nuclear power producer has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the UK Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) to help deepen its links with Britain’s supply chain.

CGN, the developer of the Bradwell B project, hopes to develop its expertise and knowledge, as well as improve commercial and academic connections.

The wide-ranging deal includes working out how UK businesses and universities can prepare themselves to participate in the project and how these organisations can add value to CGN’s nuclear operations in China and elsewhere.

It also aims to build links between Chinese companies and their counterparts in the UK.

Zheng Dongshan, CEO of CGN UK, said: “This significant agreement with the Nuclear AMRC paves the way for our two organisations to develop the UK supply chain.

“It also will help to ensure that British companies are given the best possible opportunity to benefit from our planned investments in the UK nuclear fleet and specifically our plans to build a new power station at Bradwell.”

The government has signed a £200 million Nuclear Sector Deal to make the UK’s energy mix more diverse and affordable.