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1 minute read - 6th January 2023

TSP Engineering to manufacture NuCell reactors in Cumbria

TSP Engineering, part of the GMET Group of companies, is set to bring the building of “NuCell” nuclear advanced modular reactors (AMR) to its facility in Workington, Cumbria, following the completion of the generic design assessment (GDA) process.

The first NuCell reactor units are targeted to be manufactured by 2027, a move that TSP says will enable it and Cumbria to be ahead of the rest of the world, as well as secure and grow employment in Cumbria across all trades, engineering disciplines and support professions.

TSP’s chief executive John Coughlan said that staff numbers will grow from 250 to 1,000 and that the announcement will further support the nuclear supply chain locally and nationally, offering a secure growth path for support businesses and services for decades to come.

TSP Engineering is to manufacture NuCell nuclear advanced modular reactors at its facility in Cumbria and expects to create 750 new jobs / Picture: TSP Engineering

Mark Jenkinson, MP for Workington, added: “This announcement that the “NuCell” AMR will be manufactured at TSP in my constituency is fantastic news. As a supporter of industry and a strong advocate for new nuclear, I continue to fight hard to support and encourage investment in developments such as this.

“We are fortunate to have a strong supply chain for the nuclear industry in the Workington constituency. Manufacturing and design of new nuclear in Cumbria will be another boost to our local skills base – and will help grow jobs and support innovation across the engineering sector in West Cumbria. The nuclear industry has its roots firmly established here, and it is great to see that we are building on our strengths and leading the way in innovation.”

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