A Suffolk manufacturer is encouraging more firms from the county to target work in the nuclear industry supply chain after securing three contracts in the sector. Stowmarket-based precast concrete specialist Poundfield Products has already won two contracts to supply its patented retaining wall product Alfabloc to EDF Energy for the Hinckley Point C new-build nuclear project in Somerset.
Ipswich Star 3rd April 2017 read more »
The future of a key British engineering firm has been thrown into doubt after a Canadian predator launched a £2.1 billion takeover bid. Epsom-based WS Atkins, which is involved in the design of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station and the construction of Crossrail and HS2, may soon fall into foreign hands – despite Prime Minister Theresa May’s pledge to safeguard firms at the heart of crucial British infrastructure. Quebec-based SNC-Lavalin, the largest engineering and construction company in Canada, is seeking to buy the firm at 20.8p per share – a 35 per cent premium on Atkins’ Friday closing price.
Daily Mail 3rd April 2017 read more »