Fluor Corporation and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) are to work together on nuclear and renewable energy projects in Europe and China.

The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) outlining plans to cooperate on a broad range of civil nuclear opportunities in the UK, China and Germany, and also to work together in the wind and solar energy fields.

"We are excited to cooperate with CNNC on potential nuclear and renewable opportunities," said Fluor executive vice president Dave Dunning. "Our clients will benefit from Fluor’s cost-effective, safe and secure solutions that result from decades of experience on nuclear decommissioning efforts and commercial nuclear new-build projects."

"CNNC is the major investor in the nuclear power stations in operation and under construction in China. It is also the main R&D organization of nuclear technologies, the most important engineering and construction contractor of nuclear power stations and supplier of nuclear fuel," said Qian Zhimin, president of CNNC. "CNNC will work with Fluor to explore the full range of cooperation in Europe and China based upon the principles of mutual benefits, win-win and complementary of each other’s strengths."