The international engineering and project management company, AMEC, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) to co-operate across the civil nuclear sector, both in China and the UK.

The agreement will see CNNC and AMEC work together to secure global opportunities in new build, nuclear power plant operational support and lifetime extension and decommissioning and waste management, says AMEC.

"We will work together, for example, on new build programmes, both in the UK and internationally and also planning and strategy development for decommissioning nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities in China under the guidance of the Chinese government," said Clive White, president of AMEC’s Clean Energy Europe Business.

AMEC has over 70 years experience in China and has executed more than a 100 projects there since the early 1990s.