Finnish and British resource management companies forge alliance for UK nuclear new build
Mon, 19 March 2012
Two energy sector companies, NRL Group of Cumbria and Enersense International of Finland, have formed Enerel, an alliance to provide a service to the UK’s nuclear new-build programme, due to begin later this year.
Recruitment business NRL Group also offers management, logistics, training and other support services to UK industry, especially the power generation sector. Established in Cumbria in 1983, it has £72m turnover.
Enersense International has had a significant presence at the Olkiluoto nuclear construction site in Western Finland since 2004 and sources skills and resources from across Europe.
Phil Jennings, director of NRL, says: “The alliance, known as Enerel, will draw on the considerable experience and resources of both partner companies to offer a comprehensive service to nuclear new build. We believe our joint knowledge and expertise surpasses that of any other personnel supply and management enterprise operating in the UK.”
David Rail, managing director of Enersense UK, says: “This alliance delivers a unique resource management company that’s capable of drawing on the full array of specialisms across the entire spectrum of the new-build environment to deliver fresh ideas, as well as strategic and pragmatic insights into complex HR issues. Enerel is a truly international offering that mirrors corporate activity across the supply chain.”
The UK’s nuclear programme will include at least eight new power stations, with ground work already begun at Hinkley Point C in Somerset. EDF plans to make its final investment decision by the end of the year with major civil work expected to begin in the first half of 2013.