Ansaldo Nuclear Ltd (previusly Ansaldo NES) specializes in the design, manufacture, assembly, test, installation and commissioning of customised solutions for the nuclear decommissioning, defence, and nuclear new build markets.
Ansaldo Nuclear Ltd' history dates back to 1810, when John Thompson started the manufacturing boilers for the booming industrial revolution. Our involvement in the nuclear industry began with the construction of the first nuclear reactor in the UK, the Dounreay Plant. Since then, Ansaldo Nuclear Ltd has supplied an extensive range of equipment and solutions to most UK nuclear power stations, including fuel route, remote handling, inspection equipment, encapsulation, waste handling solutions, gloveboxes, shielded containments, and reprocessing equipment.
"Now, 200 years later, we are still at the forefront of developing energy technology, delivering everything from fuel routes, to waste handling and reprocessing equipment to most of the UK's nuclear installations. We are still committed to the future of the energy industry." explained Paul Brown, managing director of Ansaldo Nuclear Ltd.
Engineering department capabilities include optioneering, concept through to detail design, design substantiation, safety case support, peer reviews and feasibility studies, site surveys and reports.
Engineering resources are split across 3 Ansaldo Nuclear Ltd sites, Wolverhampton – head office, Risley and Beckermet in the UK.
Manufacturing, assembly and test facilities are located at both Wolverhampton, as well as Beckermet, the closest facility of its type to the Sellafield site. Both facilities contain high bay test towers up to 30m, and 6m deep test pit facilities.