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.


TSP Engineering secure £30m Sellafield contract

13 August 2020

A west Cumbrian company has been awarded a £30m contract to manufacture nuclear waste containers for Sellafield Ltd.

Jacobs deploys scientific breakthrough

11 August 2020

Jacobs is deploying a new type of Raman spectroscopy technology, which makes it safer and cheaper to spot radioactive contamination or other hazardous substances in waste stores and nuclear facilities undergoing decommissioning.

Road improvement plan for Wylfa Newydd

11 August 2020

Planning consent for proposals to widen and resurface the road network around a proposed new nuclear power station on Anglesey has been extended to support the potential remobilisation of the project.

CNSL shaving trials

11 August 2020

An important series concrete shaving trials for Sellafield Ltd have been successfully kept on track despite lockdown restrictions.


Young Nuclear Professionals' Forum (YNPF) Nuclear Collbaroation

27 August 2020

Open to all. Non-YNPF members are welcome!

Aimed at those in their early career, including graduates and apprentices.

Manufacturing in Fusion webinar

04 September 2020

NIA are hosting a webinar with Nuclear AMRC, UKAEA, IDOM and EGB Engineering to help members gain a better understanding of the new UKAEA facility which is currently being constructed at Rotherham next to the Nuclear AMRC building.

Fusion group webinar (UKAEA)

15 September 2020

Due to COVID-19 the NIA fusion group meeting will be split in two. The UKAEA sessions will take place on Tuesday 15 September and the Supply chain sessions Tuesday 29 September.

Fusion group webinar (Supply chain)

29 September 2020

NIA is hosting our fusion group across two webinars on Tuesday 15 and 29 September between 10 – 12.