Rolls-Royce launches supply chain portal to seek the best

Leading aerospace and nuclear manufacturer Rolls-Royce SMR launches new supply chain portal to seek the best of British in the UK

As part of its strategy to maximise the UK’s involvement in its groundbreaking projects, Rolls-Royce SMR has launched a supply chain portal to seek the best UK suppliers to partner with to deliver its fleet of ‘factory-built’ Small Modular Reactor (SMR) power plants. 

What will the portal provide?

Helping companies to become a part of the Rolls-Royce SMR supply chain, the company is looking for suppliers for its nationally important project that will help to significantly improve energy security and reach net zero targets.

“Rolls-Royce SMR has set out its clear intention to maximise UK content and help build a supply chain that will support the Government’s plans to develop 24GW of new nuclear power by 2050,” said David White, Chief Operating Officer, Rolls-Royce SMR.

“Through the portal, we want to build new relationships with organisations that have products and services to offer, and we’ll help them understand the requirements for becoming a Rolls-Royce SMR supplier… We’re looking at a wide range of industries outside nuclear and potentially further increasing the number of UK suppliers.”

Underpinning Rolls-Royce SMR’s supply chain and social value work, the information collected will help the manufacturer establish a strong and resilient supply chain that can sustain high-quality long-term jobs and support growth.

Rolls-Royce is making good progress in securing consent for its technology through the independent regulatory Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process.

Stephen Phipson, Chief Executive of Make UK, commented: “This is a project of strategic national importance that will not only serve to speed up the drive towards net zero but create a supply chain of high value, sustainable manufacturing jobs that can serve the global nuclear industry and increase our energy security. It is vital that the Government moves without delay to approve this programme which is one piece in the jigsaw of an industrial strategy.”

Rolls-Royce at Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE

This week, Manufacturing Global’s sister brands - Procurement Magazine and Supply Chain Digital - hosted Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE 2023 at the Business Design Centre. Leading executives from the world of procurement and supply chain took to the stage to deliver, thought-provoking, insightful and engaging sessions over two days. 

Joining Milind Tailor, (Diebold Nixdorf) and Andrew Turner (JLL), Benn Godfrey, Vice President of Procurement at Rolls-Royce discussed strategic sourcing.  

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