Workington and Czech firms sign agreement to cooperate in Heat Exchange Technology in the presence of the Rt. Hon. Greg Hands MP, Minister for Trade and Investment and Eva Usai Blumental, Board member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Czech Republic

An agreement was signed in Prague Czech Republic by John Coughlan COO of TSP Engineering Workington and Jiri Broz, Commercial Director of Vitkovice, in the presence of the Rt. Hon. Greg Hands MP, Minister for Trade and Investment and Eva Usai Blumental, Board member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Czech Republic. The agreement to cooperate will see the potential for Heat Exchangers to be assembled and tested in the Workington Facility in Curwen Road.

The Vitkovice brand is 189 years old and they have been operating in the nuclear sector since the second half of the 1960’s while TSP Engineering, recently established as an independent wholly owned subsidiary of British Steel, has been involved in the nuclear industry since the 1950’s, previously having been part of Corus and then TATA before now becoming a standalone business employing 220 people in Cumbria. This agreement is targeted at TSP Engineering widening their scope of offering to the nuclear and oil and gas sectors.

John Coughlan, Director and COO of TSP Engineering says “this is an excellent opportunity for the business and all our employees, it offers us the opportunity to engage in new market segments which can provide security of employment for our employees and the opportunity to offer further advanced training to young people from the region.  We at TSP are very encouraged and proud of our young talent and the skill they are showing thanks to the time spent in passing on skills from the more well established employees.   As a newly independent business TSP Engineering are very focused on establishing itself in new market segments to develop the business and secure and grow our activity base and workforce.”