Expanding Fort Vale secures nuclear link

Fort Vale Engineering has secured a second important link-up with a leading player in the nuclear industry as the company continues to expand its markets.

[caption id="attachment_24941" align="f-align-medium-right f-align-center" width="300"]Peter Staveley, head of nuclear for Fort Vale, Bob Hughes NES procurement manager and Fort Vale managing director Ian Wilson Peter Staveley, head of nuclear for Fort Vale, Bob Hughes NES procurement manager and Fort Vale managing director Ian Wilson[/caption]

Simonstone-based Fort Vale, which recently won a fourth Queen’s Award for export, has been named as a preferred machining supplier to Nuclear Engineering Services Limited (NES).

Fort Vale is one of two companies chosen to supply machined components to Wolverhampton-based NES, which supplies mechanical and electro-mechanical services and equipment into the nuclear decommissioning, new build and defence sectors.

Peter Staveley, head of nuclear for Fort Vale, said: “Fort Vale has been working with NES for the past three years and during this time we have forged a strong working partnership. Going forward we look forward to strengthening this partnership, growing on our status as a preferred supplier and supporting NES on future projects, including the nuclear new-build projects.”

Richard Evans, supply chain development manager for NES, said: “Fort Vale is a perfect example of how the preferred supplier agreements should work. Their machining capabilities are truly market-leading and perfectly compliment NES’ in-house capabilities.

“More importantly, the company share NES’ attitude to quality and ensuring right first-time delivery. The company is able to demonstrate through their delivery and during the audit process that they are able to meet and exceed the stringent quality requirements of the nuclear market”. He added: “Fort Vale has demonstrated its commitment to NES and the agreement, working on a number of challenging projects with us."