AMEC appoints global expert to drive nuclear growth


London, United Kingdom, (3 October 2013) "- AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has appointed the highly respected nuclear expert Dr Mike Weightman as a consultant to support the company in its global nuclear business growth programme.

In his role as the former UK Chief Inspector of Nuclear Installations and Chief Executive of the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), Dr Weightman was responsible for the nuclear safety, security and safeguard regulation of the UK's civil nuclear industry and nuclear safety aspects of UK defence sites.

Following the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011 Dr Weightman provided expert advice to the UK government, leading the UK's response on lessons learned for the nuclear industry. He also provided international leadership in responding to the Fukushima nuclear accident including heading up the IAEA expert fact finding mission to Japan in May 2011.

"We are delighted that Dr Weightman is joining AMEC. He is a recognised authority on nuclear regulation and safety with wide experience of all aspects of the nuclear industry," said Clive White, President of AMEC's Clean Energy Europe business.

"His role with AMEC will support the development of all our nuclear businesses from new build through operations to decommissioning, as we look to grow our already strong position in the UK and globally."

Dr Weightman said: "I'm delighted to be supporting AMEC with independent consultancy advice as it expands its UK and international nuclear operations, furthering high standards of nuclear regulation and safety worldwide."

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