The Nuclear AMRC is leading an intensive business support programme to help manufacturers compete for work in the civil nuclear industry.
The Civil Nuclear Sharing in Growth programme (CNSIG) is developing the UK manufacturing supply chain for civil nuclear – in new build, operations and decommissioning – and help UK companies win work in the nuclear industry at home and overseas. CNSIG is part-funded by government through the Regional Growth Fund, and supported by industry leaders including Rolls-Royce.
Ten participating companies are receiving a four-year programme of business development and training worth £1 million, tailored to the specific needs of their business. This includes shopfloor manufacturing improvement, process improvement, leadership development and specific nuclear sector knowledge.
The 10 participating companies are:
- Ansaldo NES – a provider of design, manufacture, test, commissioning, installation and training services for the nuclear decommissioning, defence and new build markets, based in Wolverhampton. With a history going back over 200 years, NES has worked on nuclear power stations since the 1960s.
- Goodwin International – a specialist heavy precision engineer, offering supply of material, machining, fabrication, assembly and design of components up to 100 tonnes. Based in Stoke-on-Trent, Goodwin has the certification and experience to engineer components for ultra-critical applications using the highest-grade materials.
- Graham Engineering – an established supplier to the nuclear industry since 1985, Graham Engineering produces a wide range of intermediate waste containers. Based in Nelson, Lancashire, its manufacturing capabilities include advanced laser welding, deep drawing and press tooling.
- Hayward Tyler – one of the world’s leading suppliers of electric motors and pumps. Based in Luton with offices worldwide, Hayward Tyler has over 1000 pumps in active service in nuclear plants across the globe. Case study.
- James Fisher Nuclear – an established supplier of specialist engineering, manufacturing and technical services for high-integrity applications. Based in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire, James Fisher Nuclear designs, produces and tests components for the nuclear fuels, operations, decommissioning and new build markets.
- Metalcraft – a leading designer and manufacturer of pressure vessels, tanks and other systems for the energy and metal sectors. Based in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, Metalcraft manufactures vessels, tanks and heat exchangers for nuclear clients including Sellafield and Rolls-Royce. Case study.
- NIS Ltd – a specialist integrated engineering company, providing bespoke design and manufacture of plant and equipment for a wide range of markets. Based in Chorley, Lancashire, NIS has over 25 years’ experience in nuclear, including automation, mechanical handling equipment, waste treatment systems and fuel transport.
- TSP – a leading provider of design, manufacture and construction services to a variety of industrial sectors, based in York and Workington. It has 60 years’ experience supplying the nuclear industry with waste transport and spent fuel flasks.
- Therco – a market-leading manufacturer of air-cooled and tubular heat exchangers, used in nuclear, coal and hydroelectric power stations worldwide. Based in Sheffield, Therco’s specialised machine shop is capable of producing heat exchangers up to 14 metres in length and 40 tonnes in weight.
- Truflo Marine – a specialist producer of high-integrity valves and actuators for critical applications, primarily for the naval marine sector, Birmingham-based Truflo has provided valves for nuclear power plant since 1975. Customers include Rolls-Royce, EDF, Rosatom and Forsmark Vattenfall.
To date (Q2 2016), the 10 participating companies have reported that CNSIG has helped them secure around £250 million of orders, creating or safeguarding 3,000 jobs. The current programme runs until December 2017.
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Please note that the information on this website refers to the Civil Nuclear Sharing in Growth programme only. For information on the aerospace Sharing in Growth programme, please visit: sig-uk.org