Recently, Derbyshire Dales MP, Sarah Dines visited NEC in Bradwell to meet Chairman, Vince Middleton and Sales Director, David Greenan to see the work of this local company which has been supplying the nuclear power sector for over 70 years.
NE Components Ltd continues the legacy of Newburgh Engineering. Established in 1939, by Isaac Middleton, grandfather to the current Chairman Vince Middleton, in the early 50s the company entered the civil nuclear market manufacturing components and assemblies for Dounreay & Calder Hall reactors. Over the years they have served many markets but have consistently remained faithful to the defence and nuclear sector, with systems, assemblies, and components in practically all nuclear sites in the UK and many around the world.
Sarah Dines MP commented: “We have so many industry-leading businesses in Derbyshire Dales and NEC are no different. I was so pleased to meet Vince Middleton and David Greenan. David, who joined the company as an apprentice in 1974, took the time to show me around and to explain the highly skilled, important work and it was clear to see that innovation is at the heart of what the company does. We discussed the importance of the nuclear energy sector and how pleased I was to be able to help the company recently when they were trying to have solar panels installed.”
Nuclear has provided the UK with electricity for more than 60 years and nuclear energy currently provides around 20 per cent of the UK’s electricity needs. Although renewables are likely to provide the majority of the UK’s carbon-free power by 2050, reliable low-carbon power sources, such as nuclear, are also needed to achieve a low-cost reliable system for consumers and therefore nuclear will continue to have an important role to play in the UK’s energy future mix and businesses like NEC, play a key part in this.