Weir and Mitsubishi HI in Nuclear Power JV

26 May 2010 (Last Updated May 26th, 2010 18:30)

British engineering group Weir has struck a deal with Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to develop and install pumps for Britain's next generation of nuclear power plants. Parts maker Weir said it will provide installation, commissioning and maintenance services while Mitsubishi (MHI)

British engineering group Weir has struck a deal with Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to develop and install pumps for Britain's next generation of nuclear power plants.

Parts maker Weir said it will provide installation, commissioning and maintenance services while Mitsubishi (MHI) will design and build the pumps.

The two companies will work together under the brand WEIR-MHI.

Late last year, Britain set out plans to speed up the planning process for new nuclear power plants, naming ten sites where new reactors could be built.