AMRC and M-SParc boost clean energy in North Wales

29 June 2020

 new partnership between the Nuclear AMRC and M-SParc will help support clean energy innovation in North Wales.

The Menai Science Park (M-SParc) on the Isle of Anglesey is part of Bangor University, with the mission of developing the region’s knowledge-based economy. Bangor University is also home to the Nuclear Futures Institute (NFI), which aims to support North Wales to become a global centre in nuclear technology. 

By joining the Nuclear AMRC as a tier two member, M-SParc will foster collaboration between the centre and researchers at Bangor, covering commercial and collaborative R&D projects into nuclear materials, controls and instrumentation, digital technology, and modularisation.

As part of its membership, M-SParc will provide office space for the Nuclear AMRC, giving the centre a regional base to engage with businesses in North Wales and support future development on the region’s licensed nuclear sites. The Nuclear AMRC has already worked with dozens of Welsh manufacturers through its Fit For Nuclear supplier development programme, with support from the Welsh government.

The Nuclear Futures Institute (NFI) at Bangor University focuses on materials for nuclear and extreme environments, thermal hydraulics and reactor design.