The UK-Japan Nuclear Industry Forum 2017 was held at the British Embassy in Tokyo this week, with companies from Japan and the UK meeting to discuss opportunities for working together more closely.
Representatives from the UK nuclear industry – including NuGen and Toshiba, Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster and the Nuclear Industry Association – attended the event which was arranged by the UK Government’s Department for International Trade.
NuGen CEO, Tom Samson, welcomed the opportunity for nuclear new build and decommissioning companies from the two countries to meet and explore opportunities for working together:
“Both countries are at the leading edge of the nuclear industry, have a wealth of experience and have a great deal to offer each other in helping progress projects such as Moorside.”
Moorside is set to become the engine of the Northern Powerhouse – providing 3.8GW of electricity from a sustainable source. West Cumbria already has strong links with the Japanese nuclear industry in the research and decommissioning sector, and with over 70 years of experience of the industry and more than one third of the UK’s civil nuclear sector based in the region close to Moorside, the region is rightly known as the UK’s Centre of Nuclear Excellence.