Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has signed an agreement with UK nuclear power plant maintenance provider, Weir Power & Industrial Division, to collaborate in the supply and maintenance of pumps for nuclear power plants.

The two companies signed a collaboration agreement on 26 May 2010 at MHI’s Takasago Machinery Works in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Under the initiative the two firms aim to boost effective development of their NPP pump-related businesses by combining their expertise – MHI, a comprehensive integrated NPP supplier, including pumps; and Weir, the leading provider of NPP pump after-sale services in the UK.

MHI will be responsible for pump design and manufacture, and Weir will take charge of sales support, project management, installation and after-sale services. The two companies will handle installations at new nuclear power plants. The collaboration work will be confined to the UK initially. However, this collaboration is positioned as the strategic move toward strengthening the supply chain in the European region as part of MHI’s global supply system.

Weir Power & Industrial Division, headquartered in East Kilbride in Scotland, is a leading provider of power and industrial services, including pump and valve maintenance; it forms part of the Weir Group headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland.

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