WARRINGTON-based Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a series of contracts from CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, to carry out radiochemical testing.
The work involves characterisation of waste components taken from high energy accelerators including the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest particle accelerator.
Samples are sent from CERN’s headquarters near Geneva for analysis at Amec Foster Wheeler’s laboratories in Birchwood.
Greg Willetts, consultancy director at Amec Foster Wheeler’s Clean Energy business, said: “CERN is one of the world’s most prestigious science projects and sets very high standards for its suppliers.
“We have received excellent feedback about the quality of our work and have exceeded CERN’s expectations by delivering fully accredited results within five weeks on average, rather than the three months specified in the contracts.
“We aim to build on this developing relationship with CERN and offer a wider range of Amec Foster Wheeler services. This work complements our strategy to support ‘Big Science’ projects with engineering, project management and scientific consultancy, as well as the work we are doing at ITER, the world’s largest nuclear fusion project.”