Over 2013–17, the Nuclear AMRC delivered significant benefits to key companies in the nuclear supply chain through the Civil Nuclear Sharing in Growth (CNSIG) programme.
CNSIG was designed to develop the UK manufacturing supply chain for civil nuclear new build, operations and decommissioning, and help UK companies win work in the nuclear industry at home and overseas. CNSIG was part-funded by government through the Regional Growth Fund and by Rolls-Royce.
Eight companies completed a four-year programme of business development and training over 2014–17, tailored to the specific needs of their business, and supported by £1 million match-funding each. The programme included shopfloor manufacturing improvement, process improvement, leadership development and specific nuclear sector knowledge.
To the end of September 2020, the participating companies reported that CNSIG helped them to secure £598 million of new orders, creating or safeguarding 6,998 jobs and committing an additional £53.2 million private investment.
The programme’s success was recognised at the NDA supply chain awards in November 2017, where CNSIG won the award for best enhancement of capability and capacity.
We are now building on the success of CNSIG by integrating the experience and learning gained during the programme into the Fit For Nuclear programme, to help even more companies reach the next level of nuclear readiness.
The participating companies were:
- Ansaldo Nuclear Ltd – 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 UK 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.
- 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. Download case study.
- IMI 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.
- 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. Download 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 30 years’ experience in nuclear, including automation, mechanical handling equipment, waste treatment systems and fuel transport. Download case study.
- TSP Engineering – 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. Download case study.
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, go to: sig-uk.org