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Nuclear Power Group

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of Knutsford

Abbreviation is 'TNPG' for 'The Nuclear Power Group'

1960 Company formed as partnership between Nuclear Power Plant Co Limited and the AEI-John Thompson Nuclear Energy Co Limited.

1961 Assisted Partner Companies to complete Berkeley, Bradwell and Latina nuclear power stations; the design, development and sale of nuclear reactors of all kinds; construction of complete nuclear power stations at home and abroad; construction of nuclear units for ship propulsion; supply of components and materials; research and development in matters concerning nuclear energy.[1]

1968 The Group was constructing 6 out of the 12 nuclear plant ordered in the U.K., and one of two such plant sold abroad[2].

1969 'A new company known as "The Nuclear Power Group Ltd." will be set up to design and build nuclear reactors and power stations at home and abroad, as was fore-shadowed by the Minister of Technology in his statement of 17 July 1968. The chairman of the company will be Sir Edwin McAlpine; deputy chairmen, J. W. Woodeson and J. Bennett; managing director, S. A. Ghalib'.[3]

1973 replaced by the National Nuclear Corporation

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Sources of Information

  1. * 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  2. The Times, 27 May 1968
  3. The Engineer 1969 Jan-Mar: Index