The alliance brings together Corus’s extensive test rig design and manufacturing capability and AMEC’s nuclear technical expertise in decommissioning, waste and reactor technology to deliver the full range of large-scale experimental test rig projects.

AMEC’s multi-disciplinary teams of experts in chemistry, corrosion, wasteform and process engineering based at the Westlakes Science Park, Whitehaven, and at its laboratory complex at Warrington Cheshire, will work with Corus’s experienced test rig design and manufacture team to deliver a comprehensive technical solution from the extensive Corus facilities.

Greg Willetts, director of laboratory services for AMEC’s nuclear business, said: Both organisations have a long term commitment to the Cumbrian community. Working together with Corus we can bring additional benefits to our clients and generate high quality job opportunities for the local area.