Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has signed an agreement with UK nuclear power plant maintenance provider, Weir Power & Industrial Division, to collaborate in the supply and maintenance of pumps for nuclear power plants.

The two companies signed an agreement on 26 May at MHI’s Takasago machinery works in Japan. Under the initiative the two firms aim to boost effective development of their NPP pump-related businesses by combining their expertise – MHI, a comprehensive integrated NPP supplier, including pumps; and Weir, the leading provider of NPP pump after-sale services in the UK.

MHI will be responsible for pump design and manufacture, and Weir will take charge of sales support, project management, installation and after-sale services. The two companies will handle installations at new nuclear power plants. The collaboration work will be confined to the UK initially. However, this collaboration is positioned as a strategic move towards strengthening the supply chain in the European region as part of MHI’s global supply system.