Delkia granted Fit for Nuclear status by Nuclear AMRC
Nuclear Systems Integrator Delkia is one of a select group of companies to be granted Fit for Nuclear (F4N) status by the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). Delkia’s performance has been benchmarked against standards outlined by the nuclear industry’s top tiers and has driven business improvements through a tailored action plan.
The nuclear industry is one of the most regulated and stringent sectors in the world. F4N allows companies to measure their operations against the standards required to supply the industry, in new build, operations and decommissioning. The standard was developed by the Nuclear AMRC with the support of its partners, including the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, who are using F4N to identify potential companies to contract as part of their own supply chains.
“November marks the start of second phase of the UK Government’s small modular reactor (SMR) programme, so it’s the perfect time for Delkia to be granted F4N status,” explained Kurt Canfield, managing director of Delkia. “The programme is designed to help boost the number of SMR nuclear generators built by the UK supply chain, which will result in a return of £52 billion of value to the UK economy and a £250 billion export market, with up to 40,000 high-value jobs created. Having F4N status will allow us to play our part in the programme, helping put UK manufacturing on the map, particularly in the North of England.”
“Delkia is extremely proud to have been officially awarded F4N accreditation,” added Mark Sisson, nuclear relationship manager. “This has been achieved by demonstrating our commitment to extremely high-quality standards for both people and processes, evident throughout our organisation. This is a culmination of an excellent team effort internally and the support of the F4N team. I am excited to see how we can use this accreditation to further enhance our nuclear client base.”
The stringent process leading to being granted F4N status takes around 12 to 18 months, where the applicant is required to make an action plan, complete a nuclear checklist and take part in a series of meetings and visits with a designated industrial advisor, who finally grants F4N status with the help of a wider panel. This process enables the F4N team to be confident that the granted company can successfully deliver work in the UK nuclear sector.