TSP Engineering announces thousands of jobs are coming to West Cumbria – Happy New Year 

TSP Engineering announcement to commence building of SMR in Workington 

CEO of TSP Engineering,  John Coughlan, announces that TSP Engineering part of the GMET Group of Companies announces that the GMET Nuclear SMR reactor ‘NuCell’ will be manufactured within TSP’s manufacturing facility in Workington, Cumbria following completion of the GDA process.

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This brings building of nuclear reactors home to Cumbria and brings design and manufacture of New Nuclear Technologies back to Great Britain, making Great Britain the centre of manufacturing of new nuclear technologies in line with the recent governments aim to bring innovation back, making Great Britain once again a centre for innovative developments.

This announcement and manufacture of the NuCell reactor will enable Great Britain to develop its own energy supply and become a global leader with the first NuCell reactor units targeted to be manufactured by 2027, allowing TSP and Cumbria to be ahead of the rest of the world.

This announcement will secure and grow employment within Cumbria across all trades, engineering disciplines and support professions. This will be a further support to the nuclear supply chain locally and nationally offering a secure growth path for support businesses and services for decades to come.

John said ” We will be looking at employing an extra thousand people across the company. This will include all areas such as welding, machinists, electrical – civil and structural engineers. We will also be taking on extra project managers, commercial managers and quantity surveyors. As well as the huge increase in  direct employees we expect the supply chain to create a further 1’000 to 2’000 jobs locally. ” What a fantastic start to the New Year, so many times we seem to lose out to other areas and to get this bolt out of the blue is certainly worth continuing on with the New Year celebrations. Pass me the Bubbly.

TSP Workington Facility

Mark Jenkinson MP said: “This announcement today that the ‘NuCell’ SMR will be manufactured at TSP in my constituency is fantastic news. As a supporter of industry and a strong advocate for new nuclear, I continue to fight hard to support and encourage investment in developments such as this. We are fortunate to have a strong supply chain for the nuclear industry in the Workington constituency.  Manufacturing and design of new nuclear in Cumbria will be another boost to our local skills base – and will help grow jobs and support innovation across the engineering sector in West Cumbria. The nuclear industry has its roots firmly established here, and it is great to see that we are building on our strengths and leading the way in innovation.”


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