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AEI-John Thompson Nuclear Energy Co

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1955 Four industrial groups formed to exploit the information being made available by UKAEA on design of nuclear power "furnaces" - one was Industrial Atomic Energy Group involving AEI and John Thompson with electrical generating expertise from Metropolitan-Vickers and BTH. [1].

1956 John Thompson Nuclear Energy Company received an order for one of 3 nuclear power stations ordered by the Central Electricity Authority [2].

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

1961 As part of the consolidation then taking place in the nuclear equipment industry, Nuclear Graphite became a wholly-owned subsidiary of AEI-John Thompson Nuclear Energy Co[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 17 March 1955
  2. The Times, 14 December 1956
  3. The Times, Nov 23, 1961