Frazer-Nash, in collaboration with Rolls-Royce, The National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), EDF Energy, Jacobsen Analytics, Lancaster University, University of Bristol and University of York are set to deliver a major nuclear safety and security research contract.
Working on behalf of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the £3.6 million, two-year project, aims to deliver a step change in the UK's capability as the country moves toward an era of new nuclear build and new technologies.
Frazer-Nash Senior Business Executive for Energy, Nial Greeves, explains:
"Led by Frazer-Nash, our project collaboration brings together a unique mix of expertise from industrial and academic organisations. All of our partners are world-class and leaders in their respective fields. This ground-breaking research and development project will demonstrate to the global nuclear industry that the UK is at the forefront of nuclear safety and security research."
Eddie Marrett, Head of Security Consultancy, Rolls-Royce, said: "Nuclear safety and security are converging and our aim in this project is to support the civil nuclear industry to integrate these two critical elements to reduce the costs of nuclear power generation."
Ivan Baldwin, VP Customer Executive, Government and International Business
National Nuclear Laboratory, said: "The National Innovation Programme is vitally important to the Nuclear Sector Deal, positioning the UK to capitalise on global markets as a leader in nuclear technology.
"Sector collaboration is key to achieving this goal as we push the boundaries of nuclear science, technology and innovation. I am delighted that NNL is able to bring its expertise to support Frazer-Nash on the safety and security programme and to coordinate with other work streams we're leading on."
Richard Harrington, Business and Industry Minister said:
"Nuclear power plays a crucial role in maintaining a diverse, clean, secure electricity supply, and our modern Industrial Strategy aims to make Britain the world's most innovative economy.
"We will continue to support UK businesses, like Frazer-Nash, so they can take full advantage of this opportunity and drive forward the UK's nuclear energy capability as set out in the landmark nuclear sector deal."