London, UK,

Amec Foster Wheeler joins the European association for nuclear safety bodies

  • Status as first UK member recognises decades of high quality, independent support to regulators

Amec Foster Wheeler’s position as a leader in nuclear regulatory support has been confirmed by its successful application to become the first UK-based member of the European Technical Safety Organisation Network (ETSON).

This honour recognises the company’s successful delivery of high quality, independent support to the UK regulatory community over many decades.


Greg Willetts, Vice President for Consultancy, Amec Foster Wheeler's Clean Energy business
Membership of ETSON represents a significant opportunity to collaborate with European counterparts to enhance standards of nuclear safety in Europe and beyond. For our UK regulator customers it means we can bring best practice and latest innovations in effective regulation to them. 
Greg Willetts, Vice President for Consultancy, Amec Foster Wheeler's Clean Energy business

Amec Foster Wheeler’s independent Regulatory Support Directorate team joins other independent Technical Safety Organisations from 10 countries in Europe along with associated members from across the world.

ETSON is dedicated to developing and promoting best practices in nuclear safety assessment, contributing to the harmonisation of nuclear safety practices and fostering dialogue with nuclear safety authorities across Europe.

Amec Foster Wheeler’s independent regulatory team has a great pedigree in the nuclear industry and lives by the values of ETSON. We are pleased to welcome the company as the UK member.
Benoit De Boeck, President of ETSON and General Manager of Bel V, the Belgian member of ETSON
Notes to editors

Amec Foster Wheeler ( designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.


With pro-forma 2014 annualised scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 people in more than 55 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.


Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.


ETSON, the European Technical Safety Organisation Network, is the European association of nuclear assessment bodies (TSOs), which are responsible for the technical evaluation of safety files in support of their national authorities. The members are professional science and engineering based organisations from the nuclear countries in Europe.


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