The Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) have published a new report on UK nuclear supply chain capability to deliver the proposed 16 GW programme of nuclear new build.
Recommendations are made for both industry and Government to minimise risks in delivery of the programme, and at the same time maximise UK content. These include:
Opportunities and challenges associated with delivering the fleet include the creation of 30,000 jobs, the importance of joint-ventures in de-risking contracts, and the need to increase supply chain capacity to meet the programme demands.
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|UK Capability Report 2012||Appendix III - Work Package Data Sheets|
The NIA produced the original report in 2006 to demonstrate the significant contribution the UK Supply Chain could make to the construction of a programme of new nuclear power stations in the UK.
The 2008 review found that the conclusions of the original study, that the UK is capable of building a programme of new nuclear power plants, are still valid and in fact there have been several changes for the better. It is also recognised that procurement of equipment and services must be competitive and reliable and that procurers will have no obligation to use UK suppliers. However, the ongoing dialogue between the nuclear vendors and the UK suppliers is positive and encouraging.
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