Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has today announced the acquisition of PKMJ Technical Services, a nuclear engineering services business in the United States.
Rolls-Royce has significant expertise in developing innovative techniques and solutions to manage, enhance and extend the lifetime of nuclear power plants. The acquisition of PKMJ Technical Services will accelerate growth for Rolls-Royce in the important nuclear services market.
Lawrie Haynes, Rolls-Royce President-Nuclear, said: "Our investment in PKMJ represents another significant step towards growing our global civil nuclear business and providing customers with a suite of services to deliver safe and efficient lifecycle operations.
"PKMJ supports every nuclear utility in the US and Canada with an impressive portfolio of services and solutions and employs some of the most highly skilled people in the industry. We look forward to welcoming them into our business."
Paul Tobin, President of PKMJ, said: "We are delighted with today's acquisition which provides us with an excellent platform from which to grow the comprehensive plant optimisation service that we already provide to our customers. Rolls-Royce is trusted to deliver excellence and we are proud to be a part of it."
Rolls-Royce supports a number of key phases of the nuclear programme, including providing advice to governments and operators, supply chain management, and manufacturing and technical engineering support. The Group's nuclear services activity represents more than half of its civil nuclear business and includes support to operational reactors in 20 countries across Europe, North America and Asia.