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An interview for the Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Network

John describes how 3D printing meant that we could keep adapting and improving the design of ViridiScope

  • Posted On: 28 January 2019
An interview for the Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Network John explains how he first started working with Kevin Quigley, the founder of Quigley Design in Shrewsbury: “At the very beginning I had nothing but an idea and a vague notion of how to go about it. My background was in science and analysis techniques, my engineering skills were limited and while I love figuring these things out, I knew I needed someone with good design and engineering skills. Kevin has exactly the right skill set — and patience — and together we have figured it out.” The...

Winning the award has raised our profile, says Kym

Kym has appeared in a short video made by the NDA to highlight the significance of the Minister’s award for a small business like Viridian Consultants

  • Posted On: 21 January 2019
Winning the award has raised our profile, says Kym We were pleasantly surprised when we won the NDA Minister’s Award for the deployment work we carried out last year and immediately experienced the benefit at the NDA Supply Chain Event with more visitors to our stand than ever. Since then we have made a number of valuable connections with Tier1 and Tier2 companies visiting our workshop to find out more about our capabilities. Click on the link to view the video

Visit from our neighbours at Trawsfynydd

The Magnox decommissioning nuclear power station at Trawsfynydd is just 30 miles away from our workshop in North Wales

  • Posted On: 18 December 2018
Visit from our neighbours at Trawsfynydd
Last year we were fortunate to deploy ViridiScope on site, working with Doosan engineers on the ponds complex. After a successful trial we were delighted to host a team from Magnox keen to familiarise themselves with the operation of ViridiScope and in-situ counting equipment. Theirs was the first of a series of demonstrations we are holding at the workshop for Tier1 and Tier2 companies with an interest in our innovative nuclear characterisation tools

Viridian receives NDA Supply Chain Award

Viridian Consultants was presented with the prestigious Minister’s Award at the NDA Supply Chain Event in Manchester

  • Posted On: 2 November 2018
Viridian receives NDA Supply Chain Award The winners of this year’s six NDA Group Supply Chain Awards were announced to a packed audience in Manchester yesterday. The Minister’s SME award is selected from all submissions and recognises the value, flexibility and innovation that SMEs bring to the mission. It was presented to Viridian Consultants for their ViridiScope® project entitled ‘Deployment of an innovative portable laser-sampling tool’. Professor Kym Jarvis, MD, Viridian Consultants says: ‘We are delighted to receive such a...

A novel remote deployment of ViridiScope®

The most recent demonstration of our laser sampling tool was on a pond wall at the NNL Non-Active Rig Hall

  • Posted On: 8 October 2018
A novel remote deployment of ViridiScope® The challenge was to sample a pond wall from above, in a situation where it was not possible to use a robot. The answer was an extendable pole that was lowered down to the sampling point. The question was ‘how will we know the sampling head is in contact with the wall when we are sampling?’ The answer is easy. The sampling head has proximity sensors designed to control the laser power for safety reasons: if the head moves away from the surface, the laser cuts out. So, unless the head is in...

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