Our Industry Partners

We’re aiming for bigger and better things for 2021 and beyond, and to do that, we made a call for support from our colleagues in the industry.

Announcement #4 - Bechtel Cavendish

Inclusion and Diversity in Nuclear (IDN) is delighted to announce Bechtel Cavendish Nuclear Solutions (BCNS) as the latest of our industry partners for 2021.

Since 2019, co-founders Monica Mwanje of MM Creative Solutions and Callum Thomas of Thomas Thor have mainly funded IDN to engage the nuclear industry in promoting a more inclusive environment, through provision of resources, information and events.

Recent successes for IDN include our 2020 conference which, despite the pandemic, drew an unprecedented online audience of over 500, with a global reach.

We’re aiming for bigger and better things for 2021 and beyond – including our 2021 Conference on 15th July – and to do that, we made a call for support from our colleagues in the industry.

Quote from BCNS General Manager, Clive Billiald:

“We are extremely excited to be supporting I&D in Nuclear and the vital work they are doing. We all recognise our
responsibility to make our Nuclear Industry a more diverse and thriving environment, and we know that diverse people, viewpoints and experiences all contribute directly to better project outcomes. We look forward to what we can learn from and contribute to this important community, and to embedding this learning in our wider organisations.”

Quote from IDN co-founders:

“We are delighted that BCNS is supporting our work.
Their global reach will be invaluable in helping us to share our work and facilitate change towards a truly inclusive and equitable nuclear industry. We look forward to working together with BCNS and other industry partners as we continue our vision.”

About Bechtel Cavendish Nuclear Solutions (BCNS)

Bechtel Cavendish Nuclear Solutions (BCNS) are an international joint venture between Bechtel, a global engineering, construction, and project management company, and Cavendish Nuclear (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group). Known as one of the four most hazardous buildings in Western Europe, the Sellafield Pile Fuel Cladding Silo (PFCS) was commissioned in 1952 to safely store radioactive cladding – pieces of metal tubes used for uranium fuel rods in some of the UK’s earliest nuclear reactors. Since 2012 the UK government has partnered with Bechtel Cavendish Nuclear Solutions to deliver a system that will allow Sellafield to retrieve the decades-old waste, package it safely, and dispose of it permanently.

Recently the team has been awarded a two-year contract extension to continue new contract scope of works. Including procurement, manufacture, preparation, installation, and commissioning of additional equipment to allow Sellafield to retrieve waste from the remaining five silo compartments, once the first compartment has been emptied and extension and growth of off-site testing facilities, to develop future systems for use on the retrievals plant.
Additional to this has been a formalised approach to Social Impact.

Announcement #3 - Sellafield Ltd

Inclusion and Diversity in Nuclear (IDN) is delighted to announce Sellafield Ltd as our third industry partner for 2021.
Since 2019, co-founders Monica Mwanje of MM Creative Solutions and Callum Thomas of Thomas Thor have mainly funded IDN to engage the nuclear industry in promoting a more inclusive environment, through provision of resources, information and events.
IDN has grown exponentially over the last two years. We aim to keep that momentum going for 2021 and beyond, and to do that, we made a call for support from our colleagues in the industry.

Quote by Alan Rankin, Sellafield Ltd Diversity and Inclusion Lead:

“Our company is delighted to be an industry partner of Inclusion and Diversity in Nuclear. The work carried out to support organisations and raise the profile of issues by IDN is helping drive change. We look forward to partnering with IDN and collaborating with others across our sector to continue our journey of improvement.”

Quote by IDN co-founders:

“We are pleased to announce that Sellafield Ltd is our third industry partner for this year. It is encouraging that one of the key sites of the NDA estate is making this commitment towards inclusion, and we look forward to their support in the coming months for the exciting things we have planned.”

About Sellafield LTD

A wholly owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, we are responsible
for the safe and secure operation and clean-up of the Sellafield site. The environmental remediation of Sellafield will see us:

• investing in one of the largest portfolios of complex major projects in the country

• retrieving and treating nuclear waste from legacy facilities and then storing it safely

• using our assets and expertise to provide safe and secure storage for used nuclear fuels
and materials on behalf of the country

We don’t do this alone, but in collaboration with our supply chain partners, academia and stakeholders. Together, we are creating a clean and safe environment for future generations

Sellafield LTD

Announcement #2 - EDF

Inclusion and Diversity in Nuclear (IDN) is delighted to announce EDF Energy as the second of our industry partners for 2021.

Since 2019, co-founders Monica Mwanje of MM Creative Solutions and Callum Thomas of Thomas Thor have mainly funded IDN to provide a wealth of information, resources and events that have engaged so many across the nuclear industry.

IDN has grown exponentially over the last two years. We aim to keep that momentum going for 2021 and beyond, and to do that, we made a call for support from our colleagues in the industry.

Quote by Jennie Chapman, Head of EDF’s Nuclear Skills Alliance:

“Diversity and Inclusion are at the heart of everything EDF does as a business. Our hope is that by working hand-in-hand with IDN we can support and learn from others in our industry who are also on this incredibly important journey.”

Quote by IDN co-founders:

“We are happy to announce that EDF are our second industry partner for this year. We are encouraged that alongside their ambitions for Nuclear New Build in the UK, EDF are committed to help foster an inclusive Nuclear Industry. We look forward to sharing our work and the plans we have coming up, thanks to EDF’s support.”

About EDF

EDF is helping Britain achieve Net Zero by leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future and tackling climate change. We are Britain’s biggest generator of zero carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers with electricity and gas. We generate low carbon electricity from eight nuclear power stations, more than thirty onshore wind farms and two offshore wind farms, and operate one of Britain’s biggest battery storage units, one gas and one coal power station, thousands of EV charge-points, and combined heat and power plants. Wind, nuclear and solar all produce electricity that is zero carbon at the point of generation and have similar emissions over the build, run and retire lifecycles. EDF is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK we employ around 13,000 people.

EDF logo

Announcement #1- Urenco

Inclusion and Diversity in Nuclear (IDN) is delighted to announce Urenco as one of our industry partners for 2021.
Since 2019, co-founders Monica Mwanje of MM Creative Solutions and Callum Thomas of Thomas Thor have mainly funded IDN to provide a wealth of information, resources and events that have engaged so many across the nuclear industry.
Recent successes for IDN include our 2020 conference which, despite the pandemic, drew an unprecedented online audience of over 500, with a global reach. We’re aiming for bigger and better things for 2021 and beyond, and to do that, we made a call for support from our colleagues in the industry.

Quote by Michael Bryant, D&I Lead at Urenco’s Head Office:
Urenco has laid some solid foundations in its commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We are extending our diversity and inclusion (D&I) programme and embedding it into our business strategy to ensure we can accelerate our progress in all areas of D&I. We look forward to collaborating with IDN and the nuclear industry to strengthen our own D&I programme and contribute to a truly inclusive nuclear industry.

Quote by IDN co-founders:
“We are pleased that Urenco is supporting our work. Their international footprint and network will be invaluable in helping us to share our work and facilitate change towards a truly inclusive nuclear industry. We look forward to working together with Urenco and other industry partners on exciting projects we have in store.”

About Urenco

Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products with sustainability at the core of its business. Operating in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain for 50 years, Urenco facilitates zero carbon electricity generation for consumers around the world.
With its head office near London, UK, Urenco’s global presence ensures diversity and security of supply for customers through enrichment facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, and through the expertise of our people, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable services; operating within a framework of high environmental, social and governance standards, complementing international safeguards

Keep checking this page for more announcements

About IDN