Engineering & Technology Solutions Exhibition
Wednesday 26th September saw the annual Engineering & Technology Solutions Exhibition return to the Birchwood Park site in Warrington. As the most comprehensive independent nuclear suppliers exhibition of its kind, the event proved to be popular both for representatives from Sellafield Ltd, who have a large presence on the park, and also members of the supply chain. As well as providing a unique insight into emerging technologies that will shape the future of decommissioning, the event provided excellent networking and customer engagement opportunities.
The organisers of the event, Nu-Tech Exhibitions, also worked closely with Sellafield Ltd in giving members of the supply chain an opportunity to meet face- to-face with representatives from 14 main business areas within the organisation. This allowed those in attendance unique access to key representatives who oversee the needs and meet the challenges of the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria. Now owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) but managed and operated by Sellafield Ltd, the company has an annual budget of around £2 billion and is responsible for cleaning-up the country’s highest nuclear risks and hazards to safeguarding nuclear fuel, materials and waste. It’s an all- encompassing task which will take many years to complete and requires the support of a skilled and dedicated supply chain to work in partnership with Sellafield Ltd to help reduce costs whilst utilising collective expertise, unique capabilities and know-how.
North West Projects were proud to be involved in such an event promoting technology transfer, sharing of ideas and innovation. Our stand proved to be immensely popular throughout the day with attendees particularly interested in how we’re using Virtual Reality (VR) as part of the traditional engineering design toolkit. This technology is used to bring a new dimension to the design process, helping our customers visualise the design in an immersive environment and merge data captured from real-world laser scanning surveys. This has many relevant applications as Sellafield transitions from reprocessing operations to a decommissioning mindset, where North West Projects’ innovative use of this technology can assist with the Post Operational Clean Out (POCO) of the legacy facilities on site.
For further information please contact North West Projects’ Business Manager, Aidan McManus, on 01257 231 604 / email@example.com.