Frazer-Nash Consultancy joins the Nuclear AMRC

By 15 January 2021 Nuclear AMRC news

Systems, engineering and technology company Frazer-Nash Consultancy has become a member of the Nuclear AMRC to collaborate on innovative technologies for the nuclear sector and other low-carbon applications.

With more than 800 employees in the UK and Australia, Frazer-Nash Consultancy helps organisations deliver innovative engineering and technology solutions. In the nuclear sector, it helps clients meet regulatory requirements and supports projects in research, new build, operations, decommissioning and advanced technologies including fusion power.

The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC), part of the UK’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult, collaborates with companies of all sizes to help them innovate and win work in the nuclear supply chain.

Frazer-Nash’s new three-year, tier two membership of the Nuclear AMRC builds on an ongoing collaboration as part of the Nuclear Innovation Programme funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

As part of its membership, Frazer-Nash will provide business and technical expertise to support the development of the Nuclear AMRC’s control and instrumentation (C&I) services, including a new test facility. This project is led by Simon White, Frazer-Nash group leader for electrical control & instrumentation, as part of the reactor safety and security programme funded by BEIS.

Tom Purnell, Frazer-Nash business manager for the advanced nuclear and government sector, says: “We are really looking forward to collaborating with the Nuclear AMRC, to help provide innovative solutions to tough industry challenges.

“As well as working closely with the Nuclear AMRC’s growing C&I research team, we will be collaborating on research and development for small modular reactor and advanced modular reactor technologies, as well as other clean energy technologies such as green hydrogen production and industrial cogeneration. These technologies, among others, form a key component of the UK government’s strategy for enabling low-carbon electricity generation and achieving net-zero carbon targets.”

As an independent consultancy, Frazer-Nash will be able to provide technical expertise to support the Nuclear AMRC and its members. The company joins the centre as it prepares to start construction on the new full-scale Nuclear AMRC Midlands facility on Infinity Park in Derby, to expand its capabilities in C&I, digital engineering and other technology areas.

Dr Li Li, head of the Nuclear AMRC’s C&I group, says: “We are delighted to welcome Frazer-Nash as a member. Frazer-Nash is a leading global engineering consultancy company with cross-industry expertise in the design, testing, verification and assurance of safety-critical C&I and electrical power systems. Becoming a member of Nuclear AMRC will enhance the existing collaboration between our two organisations in supporting the UK’s clean energy supply chain for powering the country’s net zero future.”