The UK University of Manchester's Dalton Nuclear Institute and Canada-based nuclear services company Kinectrics have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on wide-ranging co-operation. The MOU will facilitate the progression of nuclear research, development of highly qualified personnel, and the commercialisation of novel nuclear technologies.

The collaboration will help to advance innovations in key focus areas including fission fuel cycle nuclear energy, fusion power, nuclear energy and plant life extension. Kinetrics said it will create a strong framework to build and develop talent in the nuclear industry, as well as leverage key strengths between both organisations.

Kinectrics President & CEO David Harris said the MOU “provides a unique opportunity to deepen our ties with esteemed academic institutions in the United Kingdom and expand on our growing international footprint”. Dalton Nuclear Institute Acting Director Professor Clint Sharrad said the agreement “provides a significant opportunity for the Dalton community to strengthen and expand collaborative opportunities with Canada and the broader North American region that are emerging in fission and fusion.”