A Portishead company which builds cargo ships has landed a £3million contract for two massive offshore barges. Osprey Group’s new vessels – Osprey Bouwer and Osprey Fabrique – will carry over-sized, heavy cargo for the Royal Navy, and nuclear, offshore wind, oil and gas, and civil construction industries. The 50-metre-long barges will also transport cargo to nuclear power plant Hinkley Point C in Somerset.
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Atkins has been appointed to independently assess the software for the reactor protection system which will monitor the two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C. The safety check being completed by Atkins is a necessary step before any fuel is loaded into the reactors. Construction at Hinkley Point C is continuing, with workers moved on site to lower the risk of transmitting Covid-19. To complete its safety work, Atkins will use MALPAS software, for which it has exclusive rights of use. This initial stage of work will include a trial analysis to fully demonstrate the use of MALPAS and fully define the methods to be used. This will be the biggest formal proof completed using the MALPAS technology, though it will not be the first time it has been used to assess reactor protection software, having already been adopted to certify Temelín nuclear power station in the Czech Republic and on the reactor at Sizewell B in Suffolk, England.
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