Hitachi appoints three more UK firms for Wylfa nuclear project

It is expected to produce around 2.9GW of electricity once operational

Atkins buys global nuclear services unit for $318m

A UK engineering consultancy has bought the services division of an international nuclear engineering company for $318 million (£210m). As part of the agreement, Atkins’ purchase includes EnergySolutions’ North American, European and Asian businesses. It will hire around 650 employees from the latter firm as part of the agreement. Atkins helps maintain the UK’s roads […]

UK firm wins Fukushima nuclear contract

British engineering and consultancy Atkins has won a contract at the Fukushima Daiichi Plant in Japan. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) awarded the contract to analyse fire hazards and assure safety at the nuclear plant. Atkins’ Fire Hazards Analysis will involve a review of plant documentation and on-site inspections to identify fire dangers, determine consequences related to […]

"De-risk wind and make it investable" urge building experts

“If we build less than 10GW by 2020 then that’s a failure for the industry. If we can put a man on the moon, we can build an offshore wind farm in 50 metres of water.” So said David Parkin, head of offshore renewables at engineering firm Atkins, at a conference yesterday looking at the […]