MHI and WES Partnership supply 34 pumps to Hinkley

08 February 2019

A partnership between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) and Weir Engineering Services Ltd. (WES), a subsidiary of Weir Group, has announced that it has been awarded a contract by Nuclear New Build (NNB) to design, manufacture, and test 34 pumps. The MHI and Weir alliance will supply five models of pumps, totalling 34 units, to Hinkley Point C, the UK's first new nuclear power plant in 25 years.

When completed, Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, situated in the UK's Somerset region, will have a capacity of 3,200 MWe, provided by two European Pressurised Reactors. The plant is scheduled to start commercial operations in 2025. As the sub-contractor of WES, MHI will be responsible for design and manufacture of all pumps; WES will be responsible for project management, purchase of motors, pre-installation testing, and delivery of pump sets.

With the first contract now awarded to the partnership, the two companies will build on their success by targeting nuclear pump customers in the UK and Europe.

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