News & Events-Frazer-Nash welcomes government’s commitment to next generation nuclear technology

Frazer-Nash welcomed Thursday's announcement (7 December) that the government is providing significant support for the development of next generation nuclear technology.

In a speech given by Energy Minister Richard Harrington at the Nuclear Industry Association's (NIA) Nuclear2017 conference, he outlined the government's commitment to making the UK a world-leader in developing the next generation of nuclear technologies and said that significant support will be available to help exploit the UK's nuclear potential.

Frazer-Nash Nuclear Business Managers Caroline Longman, Phil Rogers and Pete Gillham attended the conference. Commenting on the minister's speech, Caroline said:

"We were pleased to hear the government's commitment to continuing funding over the next three years for nuclear research and development. Frazer-Nash already plays a key part in the government's nuclear innovation work, and we are delighted to be involved in this ambitious programme".

Phil added:

"The investment that the government is making into civil nuclear will help to grow the sector further, creating jobs and raising the UK's profile at the forefront of research into innovative technologies that support current and future reactor designs.

"We were also pleased to hear the government announce further funding for research at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, where Frazer-Nash continues to support work programmes. Each of the proposed steps will assist the UK being recognised as a leader in the development of clean energy at home and internationally."

Read the government's announcement, 'UK to become world-leader in developing next-generation advanced reactor programme' here.