Weir Group has joined forces with Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to carry out work for new nuclear power stations. Under the deal, Mitsubishi would design and make pumps for the stations. Weir would be responsible for the commissioning, the project management, and the installation and maintenance. The Scottish government is opposed to new nuclear stations but several sites have been earmarked in England and Wales. Weir said the primary focus of the agreement was on the UK nuclear new build market, however the joint cooperation may extend to other locations.