Having developed a range of technologies specifically designed for the nuclear sector, Forth Engineering now has its sights set on saving time, money and lives across the energy industry as a whole. Based in Cumbria, the UK firm’s product range comprises robots, which it claims have the potential to save millions while also preventing fatal accidents, able to perform everything from oil pipeline fixes to hazardous underwater work. Having deployed these solutions in the nuclear industry, the company now seeks to expand its remit, backed by Innovate UK, a government agency with a £400m ($487m) budget designed to accelerate the growth of tech in the country. Mark Telford, Forth’s managing director, said: “We have developed a range of robotic solutions for harsh environments which have been successfully used in the nuclear sector in the UK. “There’s a fantastic opportunity for other businesses and organisations in the UK and across the world, whether that’s other nuclear, oil and gas, renewables, agriculture or perhaps areas we haven’t even thought of, to make use of that technology. “These tools have already been developed for, and used by the Sellafield nuclear site, to successfully solve challenges in the nuclear industry.
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