Nuclear Power Delivery UK announced today that Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) have been signed with three of the biggest names in the UK nuclear industry supply chain – BAE Systems, Doosan Power Systems and Rolls-Royce.
These new agreements build on MOUs signed with the same three organisations by Westinghouse back in September 2008.
Nuclear Power Delivery UK Managing Director, Rita Bowser said, “We are delighted to be announcing these new agreements – building on the success of the previous links which were established by Westinghouse. The work performed under the earlier MOUs sets the basis for more detailed collaboration as we move forward. The fact we are now doing this as Nuclear Power Delivery UK means we can bring a clearer team focus to where these major organisations can support us, and allows us all to look at how we can best work together to bring the AP1000 nuclear plant for UK customers as reliably and cost-effectively as possible.”
The specific contents of each MOU are confidential, but in broad terms the agreements collectively address scope to support the already broad footprint of Nuclear Power Delivery UK in the UK. Areas for further development under the MOUs include:
- Manufacturing and components
- Supply chain and logistics
- Engineering support
The signing of these agreements are fully consistent with the supply chain development approach of Nuclear Power Delivery UK, which is to “Buy Where We Build,” to the greatest extent possible, consistent with meeting quality and competitiveness requirements.