Equipment worth millions of pounds is going unused as a result of delays to the UK’s nuclear reactor programme and because British suppliers are not winning contracts. The Nuclear Advance Manufacturing Research Centre, a hangar-sized facility on the outskirts of Sheffield, has received nearly Â£40m from the government to help build the UK’s next generation of nuclear reactors. But those running the centre say that much of the equipment being made there is not being used. This is partly because new nuclear plants have been much delayed, and partly because developers want to award supply contracts to companies in their own countries.
FT 16th Feb 2016 read more »