Nuclear Toolkit: Infrastructure horizons

This is a guide to the nuclear industry for contractors who are looking to enter the sector, aimed at lower tier suppliers. It provides an overview of the sector, identifying the key players and opportunities, and outlines the differences between the nuclear sector and other forms of civil engineering.

Construction of a nuclear pwer plant
Construction of a nuclear pwer plant

Who wrote this?

Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA). It was supported from the CITB Growth Fund.

When?

This update was published in 2013 of the original toolkit published in 2011.

Why?

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association’s Nuclear Forum proposed in 2009 the creation of a guide to the nuclear industry for contractors who are looking to enter the sector. Infrastructure Horizons is a series of guides prepared by CECA to provide contractors with a snapshot of emerging markets in the UK. The series has been undertaken with the generous support of the Construction Sector Skills Council the CITB.

Who should read this?

Anyone who might work as lower tier supplier on future nuclear projects, and those are looking to enter the sector.

Content

This paper outlines the differences between the nuclear sector and other forms of civil engineering that firms will need to be aware of, and address within their business, to successfully enter the nuclear sector.It explains the Nuclear Culture, details the plans for the new build projects, explains the Decommissioning work that exists, gives an overview of the defence nuclear world, lists the main contractors, and the skills and security challenges that exist. 

For more information and questions, please contact management@ice.org.uk.

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