A PIONEERING manufacturing project at Cavendish Nuclear has been given the green light by the UK Government.

An “AWESIM” manufacturing project including pioneering advanced techniques and sensor technologies is in the works at Cavendish Nuclear.

The Automated Welding Equipment System Inspection and Monitoring project is the first of its kind. The innovative project combines machine learning with sensor development and advanced remote manufacturing processes to deliver welding, weld inspection and potentially weld certification.

Cavendish Nuclear, which has bases in Westlakes Science Park in Whitehaven, is leading the works along with renowned engineering and academic institutions from across the UK.

The aim is to meet industry targets of a 30 per cent cost reduction in nuclear new-build and 20 per cent savings in decommissioning projects by 2030.