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US Manufacturing & Supply Chain

There are 100 nuclear reactors operating in the United States, and the industry has submitted license applications to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for new reactors. Several billion dollars have already been spent on new plant activities, including the ordering of long-lead components.

From the earliest stages of development, the successful construction of new plants depends on a robust supply chain to support nuclear manufacturing.  Nuclear plants are comprised of hundreds of components and subcomponents, whose construction will require a deep and diverse supplier base.

Nuclear manufacturers supply the concrete, pumps, wires, instruments and many other components necessary to support current and future nuclear power projects.

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The nuclear industry has an unprecedented opportunity to expand the nuclear manufacturing base in the United States and open new international markets to domestic suppliers. Firms have the potential to expand production and repurpose existing infrastructure to re-emerge as world leaders in the nuclear industry. In the process, nuclear manufacturers can contribute substantially to domestic job creation, economic development and the reduction of greenhouse gases.

NEI works with its members to pursue policy initiatives which support the expansion of nuclear manufacturing. Interaction with the federal government and state organizations is a key to promoting the development of the U.S. nuclear supply chain and expanding export opportunities for U.S. nuclear suppliers.

As a result of the resurgence of nuclear across the country and around the world, many new manufacturers are entering the industry. Significant opportunities are available for companies interested in serving this growing market. It is NEI’s goal to provide new entrants with the information they need to successfully integrate their products into the nuclear supply chain.