Charlotte welcomes nuclear business

23 May 2012

Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems has formally opened an engineering centre in Charlotte, North Carolina. At the same time the town has played host to the Nuclear Energy Insitute's annual Nuclear Energy Assembly.

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Charlotte, North Carolina (Image: Chascow)

Charlotte is already a nuclear manufacturing hub, the NEA meeting heard yesterday. The town's mayor, Anthony Foxx, noted that it already hosts 200 energy companies that between them have added 5000 jobs since 2007. Of the NEI's member companies, some 55 have their headquarters or other facility in the town, said the organisation's president Marv Fertel.

Mitsubishi has now added to the phenomenon, moving functions including project management, quality assurance and marketing for its nuclear power plant offerings to Charlotte from its corporate headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

"With this new office, Mitsubishi joins the growing nuclear energy industry presence in Charlotte and the Carolinas," said Kiyoshi Yamauchi, president and COO of Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Services. "We sincerely appreciate the hard work of all the people of the North Carolina state government, in the business community, and in the city of Charlotte who assisted us in establishing the Charlotte Engineering Center."

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