January 31, 2024 – Manchester, UK - Kinectrics, a global provider of nuclear lifecycle services and The University of Manchester's Dalton Nuclear Institute, have signed an MoU to facilitate the progression of nuclear research, development of highly qualified personnel, as well as the commercialization of novel nuclear technologies.

Together, the organizations will utilize this collaboration to help advance innovations in key focus areas including fission fuel cycle nuclear energy, fusion power, nuclear energy and plant life extension. This MoU will create a strong framework to build and develop talent in the nuclear industry, as well as leverage key strengths between both organizations.

Kinectrics is proud to work with Dalton Nuclear Institute to foster innovative research opportunities and advance the next generation of nuclear talent. This MoU also provides a unique opportunity to deepen our ties with esteemed academic institutions in the United Kingdom and expand on our growing international footprint.

David Harris President and CEO, Kinectrics

The strategic goals of Kinectrics align very closely with what we are aiming to achieve at the Dalton Nuclear Institute. This relationship provides a significant opportunity for the Dalton community to strengthen and expand collaborative opportunities with Canada and the broader North American region that are emerging in fission and fusion. We look forward to exploring these research and impact activities with Kinectrics.

Professor Clint Sharrad Acting Director, Dalton Nuclear Institute

Kinectrics is the category leader in providing lifecycle management services for the electricity industry. Trusted by clients worldwide, our expertise in engineering, testing, inspection, and certification is backed by our independent laboratory and testing facilities, a diverse fleet of field inspection equipment and an award-winning team of over 1,300 engineers and technical experts. From initial design and type testing to operational deployment and maintenance services, Kinectrics collaborates closely with customers to ensure that utility assets perform safely, reliably, and efficiently throughout their entire lifecycle.

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The Dalton Nuclear Institute is the umbrella organization for nuclear activity at The University of Manchester, the most advanced nuclear research capability in UK academia. The Institute represents a unique breadth of expertise, encompassing the full fission fuel cycle, fusion, health and social research. Nurturing strategic partnerships across the sector, the Institute creates opportunities to grow the scale, scope and quality of the University’s nuclear activities and to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, ensuring our research and expertise have impact.

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