London December 12th 2012. AREVA announced today that it has signed memoranda of understanding (MOU) with 25 UK-based companies for the supply of components and services for new EPRTM nuclear reactors planned for the UK. These companies cover a wide range of products and services, including forgings, valves, pumps, cranes, electronics, piping, tanking and refrigeration units.
Wellman Booth and PaR Systems Ltd are delighted to announce a collaborative agreement for the provision of integrated designs, manufacturing and installation of the each company’s products to the nuclear decommissioning market in the UK, Europe and Russia. It is anticipated that other markets will benefit from this collaboration in the future.
Clarke Chapman Manufacturing Ltd, a division of The Clarke Chapman Group Ltd based in Gateshead. UK recently won a contract with Marine Current Turbines Ltd of Bristol to “build to print” a spare powertrain for their SeaGen 3 underwater marine current generator currently in service in Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland. The contract also included the overhaul of the exiting 2off existing power trains which has been providing electricity into the grid in Northern Ireland
Augsburg, 1st February 2012. An investor solution has been found for the sheet fed business of manroland AG in insolvency proceedings. The privately owned British engineering group, Langley Holdings plc, has emerged as the investor behind the takeover of the sheet fed printing equipment division, its production facilities (including all real estate in Offenbach), together with the international marketing organization in more than 40 countries (www.manroland.com).
Langley Holdings has been rated 40th out of the UK's top 250 mid market private companies in the Top Track index. 2010 is the sixth year running in which Langley has been included in the index.
The Top Track index is sponsored by the HSBC bank and Grant Thornton, one of the world's leading international organisations of independently owned and managed accounting and consulting firms.
Wellman Booth, the builder of overhead cranes for nuclear and other specialist applications, has acquired certain assets and intellectual property of Butterley Limited (Butterley) from Administrators. Butterley, which was established in 1790 and one of the UK’s oldest engineering businesses, finally closed its doors last month. A spokesman for Wellman Booth said that Butterley and Wellman Booth had several mutual clients and that it had acquired the Butterley assets to ensure comprehensive service to those clients in the future.