What is the NDA SME Action Plan?

In 2019, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority published its SME Action Plan up to 2022.

The plan which includes a target of 33% of decommissioning work to be completed by SMEs has been devised to provide cost-effective, innovative solutions to the nuclear industry whilst growing the UK economy.

“We aspire to have a healthy, vibrant and dynamic supply chain not just for today but for decades to come. SMEs are a key component of our supply chain; they frequently bring new and challenging ideas, are responsive and often offer us exceptional value for money. Additionally, they are at the very heart of local economies and communities, and their size is not a blocker to aspiration or achievement. I am delighted when I hear of SMEs who are successful, regionally, nationally and also internationally.”

  • Kate Ellis, NDA Commercial Director

How does Penny Nuclear support The SME Action Plan?


Penny Nuclear is a division of SME Penny Hydraulics. The division which was founded in 2010, has seen exponential growth in both turnover and resources over this period.

Since its formation, the Penny Nuclear team have worked exceptionally hard to create a reputation for providing innovative, yet cost-effective, mechanical handling/storage solutions relating to nuclear decommissioning.

How Does Penny Nuclear Approach a Project?

A unique problem requires a bespoke solution.

We take the time to assess your needs on a case by case basis, allowing us to design, build and install the equipment you need.

Drawing from over 40 years of engineering expertise, we’re trusted by some of the biggest names in nuclear to deliver reliable and robust solutions.

We take a pro-active approach, using our problem-solving mentality to adapt our systems and overcome challenges, finding the right solution for you.

Grounded in innovation, we bring the best in engineering to keep your project moving.

What Products & Services Can Penny Nuclear Provide?

Our ‘standard products’ include:

Penny Nuclear also lean heavily on the 40+ years of engineering experience that it is afforded through the Penny Hydraulics team. The forward-thinking and problem-solving mentality that has led to the success of the company is certainly at the core of the Penny Nuclear team. We do not shy away from a challenge, in fact, we thrive on it – we aim to bring you a safe, cost-effective and dependable solution.

Who does Penny Nuclear work with?

Penny Nuclear is a tier 2 supplier to the nuclear industry supplying directly to companies such as Sellafield Ltd and Magnox Ltd. We also support and work closely with our customers who are Tier 2 suppliers, these include Cavendish Nuclear Ltd, Jacobs Ltd and Nuvia Ltd to name just a few.

Penny Nuclear Accreditations

Working in a heavily regulated industry requires efficient and robust processes throughout our business.

Penny Nuclear / Penny Hydraulics Accreditations Include:

  • -BSI 9001:2015 Quality Management
  • -BSI 14001: 2015 Environmental Management
  • -EN1090 Up to and including Execution Class 3 (EXC3)
  • -Fit 4 Nuclear
  • -LEEA – Development Member

Our full list of accreditations can be found on our accreditations page

Are you ready to solve your problems?

The Penny Nuclear team are ready to help you with your next project. You can get in touch by calling 01246 811 475 or emailing sales@pennyhydraulics.com with your requirements. We are happy to offer advice and our expertise to help you to overcome your challenges.

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Our Accreditations

- Penny Hydraulics Ltd

Fit 4 Nuclear

NDA Supply Chain Charter - Penny Hydraulics Ltd

NDA Supply Chain Charter

EN1090 - Penny Hydraulics Ltd


ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management - Penny Hydraulics Ltd

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management

LEEA Development Member - Penny Hydraulics

LEEA Development Member

- Penny Hydraulics Ltd

ISO 14001:2015

UVDB Qualified - Penny Hydraulics Ltd

UVDB Qualified

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