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Atkins, one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management companies, and Taihai Group, one of China’s leading industrial corporations, have signed a cooperation agreement to explore developing the nuclear decommissioning and waste management sector in China.  

The two companies will provide design and construction services, technical consulting and technology in support of facilities that reduce the environmental impact of nuclear waste. Combining innovative technology, technical expertise and advanced equipment manufacturing, Atkins and Taihai will help Chinese nuclear operators to enhance nuclear safety and succeed in meeting government nuclear waste disposal targets as cost effectively as possible. 

The partnership will offer highly effective decommissioning and waste management technology that can be built into planned nuclear power stations, helping to ensure that China’s nuclear new build programme is futureproofed with technology specifically tailored to the Chinese market.  

Martin Grant, CEO of Atkins’ Energy business, said: “Our heritage in the nuclear industry in the US and UK allied with our advanced technology portfolio will combine well with Taihai’s unmatched industrial prestige to create the perfect partnership for tackling nuclear decommissioning and waste management in a safe and innovative way. Working together we hope to play a vital role in expanding the deployment of nuclear power for the benefit of the people of China.” 

Atkins has been deploying its 60 years’ international experience in nuclear in the Asia-Pacific region by playing an integral role at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, providing fire hazard analysis services and technology to assist in water decontamination. Working with Taihai, Atkins is further demonstrating its commitment to the region and to developing resilient, mutually beneficial relationships with Chinese industry and government to help realise the economic and social vision for China.

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Atkins

Atkins (www.atkinsglobal.com) is one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, employing some 18,300 people across the UK, North America, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe. We build long term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

Atkins is considered a world leader in safety in the energy industry. We have been key to ensuring the safe resolution of some of the world’s highest profile energy incidents (including the Deepwater Horizon accident, Gulf of Mexico and Fukushima, Japan). Atkins is working with clients and partners around the world to manage high profile nuclear waste projects for the US Government’s Department of Energy and the UK Government’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. Atkins also brings a portfolio of innovative approaches and technologies to other industries in the Asia Pacific region such as urban development, building design, mass transit and aviation. You can view more about Atkins’ work in energy on our website               

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Taihai

Established in 2001, Taihai Group is an industrial corporation that has a certain prestige in the international advanced equipment manufacturing and yields certain influence on the domestic nuclear power equipment field particularly, Taihai's presence can also be seen in the construction of nuclear power plant. Its subsidiaries consist of 1 listed company and over 20 manufacturing entities, whose products are extensively used in industries including nuclear power, aviation, energy, petrochemical, transportation and oceaneering. Moreover, a huge network of transnational business and technical consulting has been built as well.

THH was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of TH Group in 2014. With the Group's capital and market advantages, it integrates advanced technology resources both home and abroad and is committed to fields that cover nuclear wastes treatment, spent fuel management, nuclear power inspection and maintenance, nuclear power supply chain management and decommissioning of nuclear, etc.