A new high-tech nuclear centre set to bring millions of pounds to the Midlands has opened. However, this comes at a time when the UK’s nuclear industry faces criticism. The Derby Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing and Research Centre will reportedly deliver on the commitments set out in the government’s nuclear sector deal. The deal seeks to ensure that the UK continues to power British homes through innovation, new technologies and promoting a diverse and skilled workforce in the nuclear sector. NAMRC expects to generate £5m gross-value added a year over the first four years. The centre, which is based on the same model as the Sheffield AMRC, could also be crucial to developing technologies in support of the first small modular reactors (SMRs) in the UK.
The Manufacturer 15th Feb 2019 read more »