Viridian Consultants wins laser sampling contract from Magnox

Viridian Consultants has been awarded a contract from Magnox Ltd for the hire of ViridiScope, an innovative tool for nuclear characterisation

  • Posted On: 26 July 2019
Viridian Consultants wins laser sampling contract from Magnox The laser sampler will be used at the Trawsfynydd decommissioning power station for the collection of material as part of their ongoing nuclear characterisation programme. In addition to the sampling tool, the contract includes radiometric counting equipment for in situ measurement of radioactivity in the material collected. Magnox staff will be trained to operate ViridiScope at Viridian’s workshop, just 30 miles away in Corwen. It is not the first time that ViridiScope has been...

Viridian pitches at Nuclear Technology Showcase

Viridian exhibited at the KTN Nuclear Innovation eXchange (NUiX) Launch & Technology Showcase in Manchester this week.

  • Posted On: 3 May 2019
Viridian pitches at Nuclear Technology Showcase Our three minute pitch about the ViridiScan R&D project and the First of a Kind deployment of ViridiScope created a great deal of interest and we were networking all day. The event was attended by well over a hundred participants eager to hear about the KTN’s new challenges under ‘Nuclear Innovation Exchange’. We were able to talk to Wood, Nuvia and Sellafield about their technical challenges but also made some new contacts which will result in interesting future collaborations.

Viridian becomes member of Wales Nuclear Forum

We were delighted to receive our official membership certificate from Wales Nuclear Forum this week.

  • Posted On: 11 April 2019
Viridian becomes member of Wales Nuclear Forum Viridian has had a workshop in North Wales for many years now; it’s where Technical Director John Williams is based. To begin with it was a small unit for John to develop prototype tools. In 2017 he moved into larger premises as the work expanded and we employed engineers to assist John in constructing our nuclear characterisation tools. We now have space to host visitors from the nuclear sector to see demonstrations of our tools - and sample refreshments delivered by our neighbouring...

Viridian attends Sellafield Supply Chain event

A great opportunity to meet the major companies delivering Sellafield's decommissioning programme

  • Posted On: 29 March 2019
Viridian attends Sellafield Supply Chain event It was a busy day for us at the Sellafield Directors' Forum: There were presentations from all the key players in the Decommissioning Delivery Partnership, including CNSL, TDA and ADAPT. The Sellafield Supply Chain Team were there in force, providing valuable advice for SMEs like ours on how to engage with the Tier 2 suppliers. Viridian had one to one meetings with Jacobs (The Decommissioning Alliance) and REACT Engineering (part of Cumbria Nuclear Solutions) to learn about the...

Urenco experience ViridiScan in action

Last week we hosted a team from URENCO Nuclear Stewardship, the team covering decommissioning projects at the Capenhurst site

  • Posted On: 3 February 2019
Urenco experience ViridiScan in action They visited our workshop for a demonstration of ViridiScan, our portable system for in-situ analysis of samples collected with ViridiScope. Microwave digestion is used to produce a solution that is analysed in-situ using an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICPMS). The advantage of ICPMS over radiometric techniques is that it can measure radioisotopes (particularly for the actinides) and stable isotopes. URENCO Nuclear Stewardship has been in operation since 2012. It is a...