Solomons Europe played host to USA-headquartered nuclear Small Modular Reactor developer Last Energy during a familiarisation visit to West Cumbria.
A spin-off from the Energy Impact Center (a research institute focused on achieving global decarbonization through low cost, clean energy) Last Energy called into our Papcastle Depot offices to meet a number of West Cumbrian SME supply chain companies to discuss the potential for SMR development in Cumbria.
These included representatives from McMenon Engineering, DSD Construction, AVRS Systems, RB Electrical and Responsive.
Solomons Managing Director, Dominic Doig, who hosted the gathering, says: “As Last Energy’s first exploratory visit to the UK, it was natural for them to visit members of West Cumbria’s world-leading nuclear supply chain. For us, this was a real opportunity to shine a light on the capabilities and passion of local SMEs that are primed to support SMR and other advanced nuclear developments.
“As a well-established member of the supply chain, and through our Swimming with the Big Fish SME Matchmaker Service, we’re only too aware of what this region has to offer Last Energy. It is about creating new business opportunities through clean energy while at the same time delivering positive social impact.
“We’re looking forward to continuing this dialogue and, when ready, harnessing the power of local SMEs to support any development that may take place in the region.”
During the visit Lake Energy also toured facilities at TSP Engineering, West Cumberland Engineers, PAR Systems, James Walker, Delkia and Bendalls Engineering. The familiarisation tour of West Cumbria was hosted by business organisation Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster, which has now welcomed Last Energy as a member.