About us

The North West region has been the centre of nuclear power station design and construction for over 70 years. Its association with nuclear began with the founding of the Department of Atomic Energy (DATEN) design and construction office at Risley which under the directorship of Sir Christopher Hinton was tasked with the design and construction of Calder Hall Power Station.

Our branch area is home to major nuclear hubs of activity in Manchester and Warrington, plus Heysham Power Station in Morecambe, Lancashire.  Branch members are drawn from major organisations based in the region including Westinghouse, Urenco, Jacobs and Sellafield Ltd. 

Run by a committee of dedicated volunteers, the branch runs a broad range of events, lectures and visits throughout the year in response to the demands of the blossoming regional nuclear community. Our aims are to connect you with others in the sector, facilitate continued learning and give you opportunities to get involved in our activities. 

What we do

We help to promote the aims of the Nuclear Institute through an ongoing programme of educational, networking and social events, including:

  • Nuclear-specific lectures, seminars and webinars
  • Technical tours and visits 
  • Annual Speaking Competition in collaboration with the Young Generation Network
  • Networking events for the regional nuclear community 
  • Outreach and public engagement activities such as Big Bang Fair North West and Engineering Your Future
  • The famed North West Branch Annual Dinner


Get involved

Involvement with our branch activity provides an excellent opportunity to build your networks within the nuclear industry and gain evidence to support applications for professional registration.

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