UK Capability

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:

  • To attract young engineers the Government should consider subsidising tuition fees for university engineering courses.
  • Industry should work with councils to secure a future for the broad skills that will be developed by the local people.
  • Government should complete the facilitative actions required on strike price and electricity market reform to enable final investment decisions to be made.
  • Government should actively promote investment initiatives to support nuclear.

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.

To read the full report and appendices online click on the images below, to download a PDF copy click on the relevent title.

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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.


The UK capability to deliver a new nuclear build programme 2006/2008

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