Building Future Nuclear Digital Frameworks

Nuclear Virtual Engineering Capability - developing a collaborative digital environment for the nuclear sector.

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Groundbreaking nuclear research project.

The Nuclear Virtual Engineering Capability (NVEC) is a Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) funded programme and is part of a UK government research initiative, establishing a strong nuclear manufacturing and materials supply chain. Enabling the delivery of low cost reliable energy with reduced risk.

The NVEC core team, supported by partners and sub-contractors from industry, academia and science includes; Wood, EDF Energy, Rolls-Royce, National Nuclear Laboratory, Nuclear AMRC and the University of Liverpool’s Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC).

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The project will

  • Utilise real project applications
  • Demonstrate improved efficiency
  • Enable supply chain collaboration
  • Be embraced to the nuclear community
  • Develop and support a user community for the future
  • Position the UK as a leader in Digital Twin and Virtual Engineering

Client opinion

"The University of Liverpool and its Virtual Engineering Centre helped us achieve all Phase 1 outputs in the development of a digital framework. Their specialist expertise has been invaluable in helping us to secure Phase 2 of this programme."

John Stairmand,
Technical Director
Wood Plc