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Viridian Consultants awarded Sustainable Innovation Funding for work on asbestos

Viridian will be evaluating an innovative approach to significantly reduce the hazards associated with characterising asbestos contaminated materials (ACMs)

  • Posted On: 5 November 2020
Viridian Consultants awarded Sustainable Innovation Funding for work on asbestos Innovate UK is funding single and collaborative research and development projects as part of the Sustainable Innovation Fund over the next two years, totalling over £130 million in support across the UK. The aim of these competitions is to help all sectors of the UK rebuild after the effects of COVID-19.  Innovate UK Executive Chair Dr Ian Campbell said: “In these difficult times we have seen the best of British business innovation. The pandemic is not just a...

As part of the REACH project, Viridian has developed the capability to take samples inside 6” ports

REACH is a collaboration project between Createc, Viridian Consultants and RACE to demonstrate the remote deployment of nuclear characterisation tools

  • Posted On: 30 July 2020
As part of the REACH project, Viridian has developed the capability to take samples inside 6” ports Deployments of different tools in complex environments is challenging for operators. There is a constant requirement in civil nuclear to characterise the environment in areas where worker access is not possible. Pete Rodgers, Createc’s operations manager, said: “With the REACH project we wanted to create agile robotics and avoid putting humans into these hard-to-reach contaminated areas. Tools often have to pass through small openings to enter cells and glove boxes to determine...

REACH featured in in-cumbria magazine

Viridian working in partnership with Cumbrian firm Createc, based in Cockermouth

  • Posted On: 9 March 2020
REACH featured in in-cumbria magazine

An innovative approach to remotely access hard-to-reach areas to locate and take samples of hazardous nuclear waste is set to be demonstrated for the first time next month. Viridian is working with Createc and UKAEA’s Remote Applications in Challenging Environments in the UKRI Innovate UK REACH Project to develop the tools. Read more on the link to “in-cumbria”.


ViridiScope featured in a special issue of an international nuclear publication

We were delighted when the editor of Nuclear Engineering International offered to feature ViridiScope in its February edition

  • Posted On: 17 February 2020
ViridiScope featured in a special issue of an international nuclear publication The article is featured under “Decontamination and Decommissioning: Scope for laser sampling”; it describes in detail how we came to develop the tool and its successful application on nuclear sites. The two-page spread covers the tool’s capabilities in a variety of applications plus a description of in situ counting with portable radiometric devices. The publication is designed to coincide with the WM2020 radwaste management symposia to be held in March in Phoenix. There...

Kym describes our capabilities to Cavendish Nuclear

We were invited to present to staff from Cavendish Nuclear in one of their West Cumbrian offices

  • Posted On: 21 January 2020
Kym describes our capabilities to Cavendish Nuclear We described how Viridian can save time and money with in situ techniques for characterisation, while improving safety to personnel using remote deployment to reach inaccessible areas and those places where access is restricted because of high activity.  It is always a pleasure to discuss technical issues with technical experts in the sector and these guys have been in the business a long time. To quote their website, “Cavendish Nuclear – people who innovate to deliver...

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