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Reinventing nuclear for tomorrow’s challenges BY. STEPHEN BRAUNER ⁄ JACOBS

Scientists at work in Jacobs’ laboratories in Birchwood Park, Warrington

Like most of his colleagues, Clive White has had several employers throughout his career, while remaining steadfastly loyal to the same business.

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hat business began life as the National Nuclear Corporation in the 1970s, when it was governmentowned and responsible for designing and supporting all the civil nuclear reactors built in the UK. Since then it has been under the wing of GEC, a private equity-backed management buyout, AMEC, Amec Foster Wheeler and Wood before being acquired by Jacobs in March of this year. When the deal went through, Clive became Senior Vice President of Jacobs Critical Mission Solutions International (CMS-I), which employs 5,000 around the world. CMS-I provides programme management, engineering, consulting, technology and construction solutions to the nuclear market across the whole lifecycle. “Although we only became part of Jacobs in March, we began talking to them nearly four years ago when the nuclear business of Amec Foster Wheeler was originally put up for sale,” he says. “Wood decided to keep us when they acquired Amec Foster Wheeler and they provided a good home for us for two-anda-half years. But I always felt that the business would be better placed as part of a company that had a greater focus on the nuclear sector. This is crucial for Jacobs because of the company’s focus on solutions for clean energy, environmental clean-up, and resiliency. “The other great benefit of becoming part of Jacobs is that we have brought together complementary capabilities, principally deep technical expertise and programme and project delivery excellence. Bringing these attributes together means better solutions for customers, more world-leading projects for our people to work on and accelerated growth as a result.”

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