Major nuclear energy robotics contract won by research and development specialist. A RENOWNED UK-based research and development company is part of a consortium which has won a major contract as part of a £40million government initiative to kick start a clean energy economic recovery. The UK Government-funded programme is designed to unlock thousands of green R&D and manufacturing jobs by developing the next generation of nuclear energy technology. The funding is aimed at developing technologies to supply low-carbon heat, hydrogen, and other clean energy for decades to come to support the UK’s economic recovery and meet its target of net zero emissions by 2050. On top of funding Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) projects, the government is also investing a further £10million in the nuclear industry, of which £5million is being invested in British companies and start-ups, developing new ways of manufacturing advanced nuclear parts for modular reactor projects in the UK and abroad. As part of the initiative, announced by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Createc is leading an exciting new project with Nuclear AMRC and TSP Engineering to develop a robotic system to inspect the most challenging welds for the next generation nuclear plants.
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Two Cumbrian firms are part of a consortium which has won a major contract as part of a £40 million Government initiative to fund a new generation of nuclear technologies. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy announced the package of nuclear investments this month. While the majority will be spent on supporting the development of Advanced Modular Reactors, around £5m of the funding is intended to support British companies and start-ups with smaller research, design and manufacturing projects. As part of the initiative, Createc, in Cockermouth, is leading a new project with Nuclear AMRC and TSP Engineering, in Workington, to develop a robotic system to inspect the most challenging welds for the next generation nuclear plants. Operations director David Clark said: “Weld inspection is an essential component of many high value manufacturing and maintenance activities such as ships, aircraft, and nuclear reactors.
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