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Enjoying life in the Innovation Zone

Our laser sampler was still at the prototype stage when Viridian Consultants Ltd first exhibited in the Innovation Zone at the NDA Supply Chain Event in 2015

  • Posted On: 25 July 2022
Enjoying life in the Innovation Zone A year later we were able to demonstrate how ViridiScope can be used for radiometric characterisation.  Then we were back in the Zone with our portable ICPMS , adding isotopics and stable elements to our toolbox. Finally, in 2018, following deployments for Magnox Ltd, EDF (UK), Nuclear Waste Services and Sellafield Ltd, we were awarded the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Minister’s Award. So this year we felt like old hands as we introduced our new collaborators HausBots to...

Viridian at the NNL Advanced Nuclear Skills and Innovation Campus Showcase

Funded by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and delivered by NNL, the ANSIC pilot is integrated with NNL’s Preston Laboratory and has served as a research and innovation hub delivering an array of projects, inspiring the next generation of nuclear scientists.

  • Posted On: 22 March 2022
Viridian at the NNL Advanced Nuclear Skills and Innovation Campus Showcase The ANSIC pilot was developed to enable the UK to harness new and advanced nuclear technologies (ANTs), recognised in the government’s Energy White Paper and Ten Point Plan to meet net zero by 2050. The showcase is set to highlight industry and academia collaborations enabled by ANSIC, including Viridian’s feasibility study to enable activities typically carried out in research reactors to be conducted within advanced nuclear reactors without affecting primary reactor operations...

Viridian wins Game Changer challenge

We are delighted to have been successful in an advanced nuclear technology challenge supported by the pilot Advanced Nuclear Skills and Innovation Campus (ANSIC) delivered by the National Nuclear Laboratory and FIS360 Ltd.

  • Posted On: 13 December 2021
Viridian wins Game Changer challenge Viridian’s feasibility project seeks to address ‘the irradiation of material specimens including test specimens and/or the production of medical isotopes in advanced nuclear reactors to enable activities typically carried out in research reactors to be conducted within nuclear reactors without affecting primary reactor operations for power generation.’ 'A first-of-its-kind programme for the nuclear sector, ANSIC will bring together experts in industry and academia to...

We're in partnership with Mott MacDonald on the 'Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) Waste Characterisation Services framework”

The framework provides access to expert characterisation services for LLW Repository Ltd Waste Management Services customers

  • Posted On: 10 September 2021
We're in partnership with Mott MacDonald on the 'Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) Waste Characterisation Services framework” The contract has an estimated value of £14 million over a period of four years and the scope will include consultation, sampling, analysis, interpretation, waste routing and measurement. Viridian is part of a team offering the knowledge and capability to take samples at sites using suitable sampling methodologies and techniques that take into account the nuclide contamination and the desired analytical output; the ability to deploy in radiologically controlled areas and to take...

Another successful collaboration with Sellafield Ltd

This week we demonstrated ViridiScope on our wall-climbing platform

  • Posted On: 29 July 2021
Another successful collaboration with Sellafield Ltd Chris Ballard, Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Manager at Sellafield Ltd posted on LinkedIn: ‘Great to see the collaborative demonstration today of IAIN, the wall-climbing robot platform, showcasing the capabilities of the ‘Viridiscope’ laser sampler. This has been due to the efforts of Kym Jarvis and her team at Viridian, this project has been developed in collaboration with Innovate UK and Sellafield Ltd with support from the central robotics and AI capability and...

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