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The Energy Sector in Warrington
The energy industry has a significant presence in Warrington, with notable strengths in nuclear new build and decommissioning; electricity transmission & distribution; and water infrastructure.
Sellafield Ltd, Electricity North West and United Utilities are all headquartered here which has in turn led to a deep and broad local supply chain from Tier 1 to Tier 4 locating here to serve these industries. Other headquartered companies include MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, Cavendish Nuclear, Certas Energy and Nuvia UK.
Warrington represents a nationally and internationally significant nuclear industry. There is depth of activity around engineering, design, R&D – representing an employee base of c6,000 people. Companies include Wood, Atkins (SNC Lavalin), Rolls-Royce Nuclear, AECOM, Jacobs Engineering and AREVA RMC.
Download more information on Warrington’s Energy Sector here: Sectors – Energy
Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing
Engineering activities and related technical consultancy is nationally significant in Warrington; employing 5,000 people and representing a high proportion of total employment (3.7%) compared to the national average of 1.8%. Global engineering consultancies in Warrington include AECOM, Atkins, MWH, CH2M and AECOM.
Over 8,000 employees work within manufacturing activities and 44,000 within the Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership Area as a whole. Warrington has a diverse base of advanced manufacturing operations including those serving challenging environments such as aerospace, automotive, oil & gas, nuclear, waste water and medical.
Warrington’s larger manufacturers include Plastic Omnium, a Tier 1 automotive supplier; Swiss owned Sonova (medical devices) and Stanley Engineered Fastenings (Black & Decker) who make fasteners for industries including automotive and aerospace.
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Software for Industry
Warrington has a diverse base of software companies, from large global companies such as Hewlett Packard, DXC Technology, TCS and Dassault to smaller niche companies such as MDS and Technidata Medical Software. Companies serve a range of industries; from defence and nuclear to software for pharmaceutical and medical applications.
There are over 23,500 people working within computer programming and related activities within a 30 minute drive time so software companies can easily recruit employees with the relevant skills base.
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