Media June / July 2010

Nuclear Power Plant Pumps Deal

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) agreed with Scotland’s Weir Power & Industrial Division to collaborate in the supply and maintenance of pumps for nuclear power plants, JCN Newswire reported in May.

The two firms aim to combine their expertise — MHI being a comprehensive integrated nuclear power plant supplier, while Weir is the leading provider of after-sales services for nuclear power plant pumps in the UK.

MHI will design and manufacture the pumps, and Weir is to handle sales support, project management, installation and after-sales services for UK plants and, later, throughout Europe.

Headquartered in East Kilbride, Weir had been looking for a new partner, while MHI was seeking to accelerate entry into Europe.