A company which employs about 300 people in Cumbria has announced a £125m nuclear deal. Engineering consultancy Amec Foster Wheeler – which has offices in Westlakes Science & Technology Park, Moor Row and at Sellafield as well as staff based at Barrow’s BAE Systems submarine yard – will provide support to French company EDF’s reactors in the UK. This news comes as the firm announced that a £2.2bn takeover with Aberdeen-based oil services company Wood Group had been approved by both firm’s boards of directors. The deal, if it goes ahead, is unlikely to affect Amec’s Cumbrian operations, which deal mainly with nuclear projects, including in Sellafield and Barrow, as this part of the company is up for sale.
NW Evening Mail 20th March 2017 read more »