Delkia have praised recent announcements of investment and growth in nuclear and defence, two key sectors the company operates in. The defence sector is set to be boosted by a £16.5bn funding plan over the next four years promoting job security and the creating of circa 40,000 new roles. The ‘once-in-a-generation’ boost to the sector, not only will allow for new technology, but also innovation and growth in naval, aerospace and cyber with an additional £1.5bn investment in military research. The defence funding follows success in the nuclear sector with the UK SMR consortium (Small Modular Reactor), led by Rolls-Royce with key members such as NNL - National Nuclear Laboratory, announcing plans to build up-to 16 mini nuclear plants in the UK.
Delkia’s Managing Director Kurt Canfield commented: “Not one, but two positive announcements for the nuclear and defence sectors are very welcome in what has been a tough year for many in industry. The funding for the defence sector and UK SMR consortium’s plans are fantastic news for Delkia and for two of our key industry sectors. Both opportunities will require specialist systems engineering approaches with a safety-related and mission-critical attributes for which Delkia specialises in, is ideally placed, and keen to support on. Research, development, growth and innovation are vital and investment to enable these to take place is welcome news for our company, clients and the sectors.”
For further information on the defence sector funding announcement visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-to-announce-largest-military-investment-in-30-years For further information on the UK SMR consortium visit: https://www.rolls-royce.com/media/press-releases/2020/11-11-2020-nuclear-power-stations-will-create-6000-uk-levelling-up-jobs-by-2025.aspx