Industry has set out proposals to build a number of new nuclear power stations, and is developing future technologies for lower-cost, safe power generation such as Small Modular Reactors (SMRs).
Research and development
UK scientists and engineers have vast R&D expertise covering every part of the fuel cycle and access to some of the world’s best facilities.
The UK offers the very best legal, financial and regulatory advice to nuclear projects at home and abroad.
The entire bulk stocks of historic nuclear fuel from the Pile Fuel Storage Pond has been removed, reducing radioactivity levels at the 68-year-old pond by 70%. By 2020 the site will finish reprocessing and move into full scale clean-up.
Magnox, which manages 12 nuclear sites in the UK, spends circa £350 million in the supply chain annually and demands the highest standards to support the safe execution and delivery of their work.
Low Level Waste Repository
The National Waste Programme was established to implement the UK’s strategy for the management of solid low-level radioactive waste from the nuclear industry. It is an industry-wide collaboration.
Hinkley Point C
The UK’s nuclear new-build programme is being led by Hinkley Point C. The construction and operations of Hinkley Point C will produce 3.2GW of low-carbon electricity, and create 25,000 job opportunities and 1,000 apprenticeships.