Nuclear engineering specialist North West Projects to operate under Actemium brand.

30 Sep 2021

Effective 3rd November, Lancashire, Cumbria and Hampshire based North West Projects will rebrand to Actemium Design UK, joining the broad network of other VINCI Energies UK & RoI businesses operating under the same name.

Following the acquisition of North West Projects by VINCI Energies UK & RoI in 2017, the rebrand to Actemium symbolises the multi-discipline engineering, design and project management consultancy business unit’s full assimilation into the company.

Actemium is the VINCI Energies brand dedicated to industrial processes and consists of a network of 400 business units in 41 countries, delivering design, engineering, installation and commissioning of electrical, mechanical and IT services for clients’ premises and sites.

North West Projects began life in 1987 as a small team of Control, Electrical and Instrumentation (CE&I) professionals, which has since grown to more than 150 multi-discipline engineers with skills encompassing design and project management. From its sites in Chorley (Lancashire), Whitehaven (Cumbria) and Basingstoke (Hampshire), North West Projects covers the full project life cycle, from initial front-end concept design, detailed design for manufacture and support to manufacturing, testing, installation and commissioning.

The team’s primary focus has been on the provision of mechanical and CE&I engineering design services for nuclear decommissioning, including Sellafield and many of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) other challenging projects. In recent years, the team has diversified into the defence and nuclear new build markets, working on projects of national strategic importance.

From the 3rd of November, North West Projects will operate under the name ‘Actemium Design UK’ through its three offices: Actemium Design Chorley, Actemium Design Whitehaven and Actemium Design Basingstoke.

“Joining the network of Actemium business units gives us access to a wealth of global knowledge and experience that we can use to add value to our existing clients and capture new opportunities. We are excited about what this new chapter will bring in our growth story from a small CE&I team to a comprehensive solutions provider in the nuclear and defence space,” says Aidan McManus, Sector Manager at North West Projects.

Andrew Hunter, Director at Actemium UK adds: “The UK nuclear market holds huge potential for us as a business as the country urgently needs investment in energy infrastructure to replace old generation sources and meet targets for affordable, large-scale low-carbon energy. It is a huge asset for us to have North West Projects join the Actemium brand and we are looking forward to close collaboration and mutual growth between our business units.”

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* Box Encapsulation Plant (BEP) is a project for the safe encapsulation and storage of Intermediate Level Nuclear Waste. BEP is being delivered by a Joint Venture of Jacobs and Balfour Beatty to their client Sellafield. NWP has been providing specialist support to BEP for several years including in the area of Robotic Design. Image credited to Sellafield Limited.

About VINCI Energies

In a world undergoing constant change, VINCI Energies focuses on connections, performance, energy efficiency and data to fast-track the rollout of new technologies and support two major changes: the digital transformation and the energy transition. With their strong regional roots, agile and innovative, VINCI Energies’ business units boost the reliability, safety, sustainability and efficiency of energy, transport and communication infrastructure, factories, buildings and information systems.

2020: €13.7 billion revenue // 83,800 employees // 1,800 business units // 55 countries


About Actemium

Actemium is the VINCI Energies brand dedicated to industry. Focusing on a continuous optimization of performance, Actemium accompanies customers in a smooth way into the new industrial era. The network, comprising more than 400 agile and self-learning business units specialized by market segment, enables a customized approach, presenting multi-technical, multi-site and multi-country solutions. Operating throughout the entire industrial life cycle, from design up to and including maintenance, Actemium innovates in order to support the long-term development of industrial customers, in a sustainable way.

€2.8 billion revenue // 22,000 employees / 400 Business Units / 41 countries

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