Thursday, September 1, 2011

News: Newburgh looking to grow with nuclear power


Rotherham-based Newburgh Engineering has consolidated its commitment to the nuclear agenda by becoming a member of the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC).

The precision engineering specialist has it's head office and manufacturing facility in Templeborough and a site in Derbyshire. They have been involved in nuclear manufacturing since the 1950s, and now nuclear contracts make up 22% of the company's annual turnover.

The company supplies fuels stringers to an existing fleet of nuclear builds, and is manufacturing various critical nuclear island components for the new global fleet. Last year the company announced that it had been awarded a major new ten year multi million pound contract with Westinghouse Electric UK and Springfields Fuels Ltd.

Currently nearing completion on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham, the £25m Nuclear AMRC is a joint initiative between the University of Sheffield, The University of Manchester, and a consortium of industry partners.

Member companies benefit from access to world-class R&D capabilities, participation in generic R&D programmes, access to training programmes, networking opportunities with companies along the manufacturing supply chain and industry recognition through association with a world-class centre of excellence.

Matthew Jewitt, commercial manager at Newburgh said: "The nuclear industry's culture of process control is deeply ingrained in our business, so it seemed only logical for Newburgh to join the Nuclear AMRC when the opportunity presented itself. We are looking forward to working together."

The Nuclear AMRC will provide a focal point for the bulk of the UK civil nuclear manufacturing industry supply chain, ensuring that manufacturers in the UK have the capability and capacity required to compete for nuclear new build in the UK and globally, from skills training to research and development.

Vincent Middleton, managing director at Newburgh added: "It is very important for experienced SMEs like Newburgh to play a part in shaping the nuclear new build plans. We have been involved in the industry for nearly 60 years, so for us the development of a nuclear strategy is important to help our business grow.

"We want the UK to be a world leader in nuclear power, and we will continue to support and contribute to the nuclear agenda and the Nuclear AMRC."

Newburgh Engineering website
Nuclear AMRC website



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