Published on : Jan 07, 2015
Industry leaders have given a warning to manufacturers of small and medium enterprises (SME) that they should focus more on quality, health, and safety, if they want to derive the maximum out of the 60 billion pounds nuclear project. John Ransford, who is the Fit For Nuclear assessor is currently helping out several English companies for staking their claim for tasks that range from maintenance and fabrication to technical design and precision components.
The investments proposition is at least 60 billion pounds in UK new build, and it has three main development groups that are set to establish 16 GW of additional capacity at five main locations all around Wales and England during the next one or two decades. The Nuclear Industry Association has clearly expressed that the value of UK’s decommissioning program is about 1.5 billion pounds on an annual basis to firms operating in the supply chain. These contracts will not only be available now but also in the years to come at several sites. These available technologies can also be exported since the U.K. has positioned itself for supporting the decommissioning programs of the other countries.
An industry expert reaffirms that a whole new mindset is required by the management teams that have plans of entering the industry for the very first time with cost and speed playing additional roles to exacting standards and a high degree health and safety record. According to Ransford, manufacturers for a rather long time were made to believe that they were mainly required to deliver swiftly and remove costs out of the equation, primarily those engaged in supplying into sectors like aerospace, food, and automotive.