Ansaldo Nuclear
NES North West Facility, Beckermet, Cumbria,
Telephone: 01902 353 353

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Ansaldo Nuclear


Ansaldo Nuclear provides an in-house, fully integrated capability, which includes design, engineering, manufacture, assembly, testing, commissioning, site installation and through-life support. These core competencies and capabilities allow the company to offer a broad range of products and services for the nuclear decommissioning, energy and defence markets.

Ansaldo Nuclear is wholly owned by Ansaldo Nucleare, part of Italian Group Ansaldo Energia. The financial strength and backing provided by Ansaldo Energia supports the group. Headquartered in Genoa, Italy with offices located worldwide, Ansaldo Energia employs more than 3,500 employees and is a worldwide recognised brand in Power Generation with an installed capacity of more than 176 GW over 1,800 projects completed in over 90 countries.

Together the companies offer over sixty years’ of UK and international experience in design and manufacture of safety critical engineered products and specialist support services for the nuclear and related industries. With extensive experience in the international nuclear market, the Ansaldo Group brings a wealth of knowledge, capability and skills to support UK programmes in nuclear decommissioning, service to operating plants and new build in particular.


Ansaldo Nuclear specialises in design from concept through to detail, manufacturing, assembly, test, installation and commissioning of unique engineering designs, manufactured products and services across the nuclear decommissioning, new build and defence markets with company origins dating back to 1810 as John Thompson and the supply of the first nuclear reactor housing to Dounreay in 1950's.

Ansaldo Nuclear has supplied an extensive range of equipment, solutions and services to most UK nuclear power stations, including:

Remote Handling Equipment
Inspection Equipment
Encapsulation and Waste Handling Solutions
Fuel Route
Gloveboxes and Shielded Containments
Reprocessing Equipment.
Test-Rig Development and Off-Site Trials

Located across three sites, Ansaldo Nuclear has unique capabilities ideally positioning the company to meet the challenges posed by the nuclear and defence industries. Engineering department capabilities include concept through to detail design, design substantiation, safety case support, peer reviews and feasibility studies, site surveys and reports.


Purpose built assembly and test facilities are available at both Wolverhampton and Beckermet, the closest facility of it's type to the Sellafield site. Both facilities contain high bay test towers up to 30m, and 6m deep test pit facilities.

Ansaldo Nuclear manage projects through Association of Project Management accredited Integrated Project Teams (IPT) engaged in engineering, manufacturing, assembly and testing, driving a disciplined and structured approach to planning and project management, the key to successful contract performance.

Contact Name: David Howorth

Telephone: 01902 353 353


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