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IPP Scomark partners AREVA in New Nuclear

Press release   •   Dec 13, 2012 09:15 GMT


IPP Group announces AREVA partnership for new nuclear

IPP announced today that IPP Scomark has signed a memoranda of understanding with AREVA for the supply of components and services for new EPR* nuclear reactors, planned for the UK.

The signing took place in one Great George Street, London today, in the presence of Philippe Knoche, Chief Operating Officer, AREVA, Lord Marland, Parliamentary Secretary for Business, Innovation and Skills, Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson, Managing Director, Nuclear new Build, EDF Energy and Professor Stephen Court, NAMRC

Together with agreements already announced with Rolls Royce, the scope of work could be worth up to £400,000,000 to British industry. The agreements relate to the two EPR* reactors planned by EDF Energy at Hinckley Point for which a site licence was granted last month. The collaboration could also extend to other EPR* reactors including those planned at Sizewell.

Philippe Knoche, AREVA’s Chief Operating Officer, said, “AREVA is delighted to take part in the re-birth of the UK nuclear industry.  Our EPR TM reactor is on the point of gaining regulatory approval in the UK with all regulatory issues now resolved.

“We are committed to making as much use as possible of the UK’s excellent engineering skills in its construction and to develop them further. We hope that the prospect of a fleet of EPRTM reactors will provide an incentive to UK companies to invest but work needs to start now”.

Quote from Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson, Managing Director, Nuclear New Build of EDF Energy , “AREVA, which is supplying the nuclear steam supply system for the EPR*  has identified some 50 UK companies who might be able to fulfil part of the scope of work. Of these, 25 are pre-qualified”.

Michael Hudson, Group Director of Operations for IPP Group of Companies said, “This is a great opportunity for IPP Scomark to be a part of this major nuclear project in the UK. It advocates the strong manufacturing and engineering skills at IPP Scomark, and the excellent quality and reliability to deliver. We have built an enviable worldwide reputation, for the supply of butt weld fittings for the Oil, Gas, Petrochemical, Shipbuilding and Nuclear industries, supplying world class manufacturing from our expansive Staffordshire Head Office.

IPP Group is very proud to be one of the pre-qualified companies invited to collaborate with AREVA and Rolls-Royce and other British companies in this new nuclear project”.


*EPR is a Trademark

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