A Liverpool City Region engineering firm has landed a contract to work on the next phase of a major Government nuclear research programme. The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) will take a key role in Phase 2 of the £3.6m Digital Reactor Design (DRD) programme, which is being led by technical services firm Wood, and funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. It’s in a bid to bring together experts from industry and academia to demonstrate cost savings from concept design, construction, operation and decommissioning of nuclear power reactors.
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The National Nuclear Laboratory has created a new partnership to a develop and test new and emerging technologies in nuclear facilities across the UK. The NLL – which has its Central Laboratory facility at the Sellafield site and a rig hall facility in Workington – has awarded a four-year contract to Hull-based engineering business Spencer Group. Spencer Group will design, build and maintain experimental rigs to test the technologies before, if successful, they are deployed at nuclear sites, which could include Sellafield. The work will include a range of complex engineering challenges, such as the design and construction of processing plants, pressure vessels, mechanical handling equipment and specialist machinery. The group hopes the contract will further enhance its reputation in the nuclear sector. It has already been involved in removing nuclear waste at the former Chapelcross power station in Dumfries and Galloway and has secured work at Hinkley Point A site in Somerset.
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