COVID-19 – How the UK’s Nuclear Industry is Responding

The nuclear industry is working closely with Government to maintain the health and safety of its workforce and operations, and to ensure energy demands will always be met in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The NIA will continue to post regular updates here on the industry’s response to the evolving situation.

The Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) is the trade association for the civil nuclear industry in the UK. It represents more than 250 companies across the UK’s nuclear supply chain. The diversity of NIA membership enables effective and constructive industry-wide interaction. NIA member companies have significant expertise in nuclear decommissioning and clean-up, with 17 nuclear sites in the UK currently being managed through the process. 

We believe nuclear energy is essential to meet the UK’s clean energy needs. Together with renewables and energy efficiency, nuclear can reduce carbon emissions. As part of a diversified energy mix, nuclear-generated energy provides safe and reliable electricity for UK homes, hospitals, schools and industries.


Nuclear and economic recovery

22 May 2020

It is both hard, and easy, to believe the lockdown state that much of the country is still in – with relaxations around the edges – has been going for eight weeks now.

Assystem’s Rachel Atherton has accepted the role of Charter Contracts Manager for Women in Nuclear UK (WiN)

19 May 2020

Rachel, who is the Business Support and Security Manager for the joint venture, AXIOM, will begin her new role in the coming weeks, putting her at the forefront of the nuclear industry’s campaign to increase the number of women in the nuclear industry to 40% by 2030.

LLWR awards multi-million pound metal framework contract

19 May 2020

The new framework is to provide expertise across the full metallic radioactive waste lifecycle and is worth up to £65 million.

Roundup of recent COVID-19 pandemic information from Sellafield Ltd

15 May 2020

Round up of recent COVID-19 pandemic information from Sellafield.


Nuclear resilience

03 June 2020

NIA will host a webinar around nuclear resilience with EDF Energy, IAEA and GowlingWLG LLP. The webinar will explore the positive steps operators are taking to manage staff and contractor safety, mitigate risks and maintain safe operations.

World Nuclear University Summer Institute

15 June — 20 July 2020

The WNU Summer Institute is an intensive 270 hours leadership development programme held annually in different locations. This year, it will be held in Kobe, Fukushima, and Fukui, Japan.

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17 June 2020

Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) the NIA has decided to postpone Decom2020. A new date later in the year will be announced shortly.

World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE) 2020

23 June — 25 July 2020

Join the UK Pavilion at World Nuclear Exhibition 2020: the only global business dedicated event for the nuclear professionals.

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