History

Proud to be Ansaldo NES

Ansaldo NES, formerly Nuclear Engineering Services (NES) origins within the nuclear market date back to the mid 1950s under John Thompson Engineering, with earlier manufacturing contracts dating back further to the 1800s in boiler manufacturing.

Key Dates

1810
John Thompson founded, Boiler manufacturers and Suppliers across the UK and Europe.
1953
John Thompson Ordnance Company formed. Introduction to electro – mechanical design and manufacture for civil defence development projects.
1955
First nuclear related contract won for UKAEA Dounreay.
1956
Order for Fuel Route equipment received for Berkeley Power Station.
 
Nuclear design and build contracts spread to other Magnox Power Stations.
1967
John Thompson Nuclear Components formed. Undertake Nuclear Engineering Design and Manufacture for all major Nuclear Power Stations across the UK.

Supply moves to AGRs at Hinkley Point and Hunterston.
1977
NEI Thompson formed. Merger between John Thompson, International Combustion and Clark Chapman.
1989
Rolls Royce NESL formed. The company branch out into the manufacture of aero engine spares and assemblies whilst expanding.

MoD work in the support of the naval nuclear submarine programme.

High level of nuclear contracts is maintained within the UK.
2003
Nuclear Engineering Services Limited (NES) formed. Seighford Investments and Brett Cooper acquire Rolls Royce NES, moving away from corporate owned plc. to a privately owned business.
2009
NES Receive LDC Investment. NES receive £6.5m investment from LDC supported by the Co-Operative bank to fund the next phase of growth of the company.

NES expand business operations and open a Centre of Engineering Excellence on Birchwood Park, Risley.
2011 NES North West Division opened. New 2100 m2 state of the art design, manufacture, assembly, test and training facility opened in Beckermet. New facility located 2.5 mile from Sellafield main gate, the closest facility to site of its kind. North West Division officially opened at the PATEX 2011 Exhibition.
2014
Ansaldo NES formed following purchase by Ansaldo Nucleare