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Peak NDT and KUKA Join Advanced Nuclear Research Centre
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Peak NDT Limited, a world leading designer and manufacturer of ultrasonic non-destructive testing equipment, has joined forces with the University of Strathclyde as the newest Tier 2 member of the Advanced Nuclear Research Centre (ANRC).

The University of Strathclyde has a track record of supporting the UK and International nuclear industry for over 60 years. Through the ANRC it supports the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through process, risk and technical innovations.

Formed in 2015, the ANRC has grown into a vibrant research centre with strong industry support and collaboration with many academics from both Strathclyde and the wider academic community. The research portfolio of the centre is continually developing and includes expertise in plant lifetime extension, asset management, decommissioning, waste disposal, data analytics, non-destructive testing, material sciences and structural integrity.

Peak NDT is a research and development intensive company which invests heavily in new product development and membership of the ANRC will allow access to, and participation in, world class research that supports the technology and application developments at the forefront of the nuclear industry requirements.

Simon Parke of Peak NDT said "we're very excited to join the Advanced Nuclear Research Centre. It provides a very welcome route to partnership and insight with leading industrial and academic expertise in a key industry sector."

Nick King, ANRC Technical Project Director said "we are delighted to welcome Peak NDT to the growing ANRC membership. Peak NDT bring relevant, complementary capabilities and technical expertise to the research centre and we look forward to working closely with them on a number of exciting projects for our members."

KUKA Joins Advanced Nuclear Research Centre

KUKA, one of the world’s leading suppliers of intelligent automation solutions with 400+ UK employees based in three locations in the Greater Birmingham area, has joined forces with the University of Strathclyde as the newest Tier 2 member of the Advanced Nuclear Research Centre (ANRC).

The University of Strathclyde has a track record of supporting the UK and international nuclear industry for over 60 years. Through the ANRC, it supports the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through process, risk and technical innovations.

Formed in 2015, the ANRC has grown into a vibrant research centre with strong industry support and involving many academics from both Strathclyde and the wider academic community. The centre has expertise in plant lifetime extension, asset management, decommissioning and waste disposal, data analytics, non-destructive testing, material sciences and structural integrity.

Jeff Nowill, KUKA Robotics Ltd CEO, UK and Ireland, said: "We're looking forward to continuing our innovative collaboration with the ANRC and the University of Strathclyde.

Further establishing our presence in Glasgow is part of KUKA UK’s commitment to be a lithe, decentralised modern business, operating close to our customers and aligns with our strategy of developing high-performance solutions that can be transferred to the nuclear industry."

Nick King, ANRC Technical Project Director, said: "We're delighted to welcome KUKA to the growing ANRC membership. KUKA bring relevant and complementary capabilities and technical expertise and we look forward to working closely with them on a number of exciting projects for our members."
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