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...

This week we received further recognition for our work on the development and deployment of ViridiScope

The results of the 12th year of the Rushlight Awards were announced at The Royal Society on Wednesday 30 January at a packed Awards Party, and presented by guest of honour, Julian Critchlow, Director General Energy Transformation and Clean Growth, BEIS. We were delighted to be among the fifteen organisations to be commended ‘in a very strong group of international entrants this year’

  • Posted On: 1 February 2019
This week we received further recognition for our work on the development and deployment of ViridiScope The Rushlight Show was held at the Royal Society, where Kym and John were given a stand sponsored by Innovate UK to highlight our nuclear characterisation tools. The Rushlight Awards are open to all types of organisation at any stage of corporate development, including individual inventors, early stage companies, charities, universities, SMEs, quoted companies and multi-nationals. They are the only set of awards designed specifically to support and promote all the latest clean...

Cavendish Nuclear visits our workshop

We were delighted to demonstrate ViridiScope to key members of Cavendish Nuclear’s Instruments and Technical Services team and show how it is used in conjunction with in-situ radiometric analysis as well as ICPMS for isotopics and stable elements.

  • Posted On: 31 January 2019
Cavendish Nuclear visits our workshop Cavendish Nuclear has over 50 years of experience in providing radiological measurements, support and advice to nuclear facilities around the world. A key component of their services has been the provision of in-situ non-destructive assay measurements in support of operating plants, decommissioning projects and waste management facilities. Their customers include Sellafield Ltd, Low Level Waste Repository Ltd (LLWR), EDF Energy, DSRL (Dounreay) and Magnox Ltd.

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...