The Nuclear Sector Deal (NSD), developed by the Nuclear Industry Council, was agreed between the UK government and the nuclear industry in June 2018. It is a commitment by the sector to work collectively, with support from government, to deliver on the Industrial Strategy, drive clean growth throughout the economy and make civil nuclear power an integral part of the UK’s energy future.

Nuclear Sector Deal: Two Years On

The Nuclear Sector Deal (NSD) was published in June 2018, establishing a joint commitment by the nuclear industry and the government to maximise the industrial benefits of the UK nuclear sector, while providing proven affordable, and reliable, low-carbon energy.

Over the last two-years, five Working Groups and an NSD Programme Management Office (PMO) were established with the objective of supporting the delivery and monitoring of the NSD goals and aligning the efforts that different organisations and individuals were undertaking. This publication explains the targets agreed in the NSD and the achievements to date.

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Whilst the initial focus of the NSD is to deliver on a vision up to 2030, the deal has the potential to be the foundation for much longer term progress and activity, setting out an ambition for the nuclear sector to deliver by 2030:

  • A 30% reduction in the cost of new build projects
  • savings of 20% in the cost of decommissioning compared with current estimates
  • 40% women in nuclear
  • Up to £2 billion domestic and international contract wins

The NSD aims to promote greater collaboration within the sector and government to meet our Clean Growth Grand Challenge, provide jobs and growth across the country and foster innovation to demonstrate best in class construction, operation, support and decommissioning of nuclear facilities, capitalising on domestic and international opportunities.

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