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The Aquila team has been involved in the nuclear industry for the past 40 years with experience from every licenced nuclear site in the UK.

Our seasoned engineers have been involved in projects from the design concept stage right through to manufacturing, testing, installation and commissioning. This experienced group of nuclear engineers have worked hand in hand with Aquila’s younger engineers coming into the industry.

Clients engage with Aquila at different stages in the delivery process, but we like to get involved as early as possible so that we can share best industry practice from the start, saving time, money and delivering exactly to our clients’ requirements.


Delivery Stages

  • Feasibility studies and cost options
  • Concept design and detail schemes
  • Full size mock up for handling/ergonomics trials and human factors assessment
  • Budget pricing from concept designs and detail schemes
  • Detail design and manufacturing drawings for gloveboxes and the complete process
  • Full manufacturing specification including NDT
  • Manufacture supply chain and procurement
  • Validation of containment integrity using Aquila leak testing equipment
  • Full assembly and workshop acceptance tests
  • Installation and site acceptance tests
  • Life Time Quality Records
  • Leak rates to 0.05%
  • Full active validation design and selection of dampers, HEPA filters and control system


Core areas of activity

We focus in the following areas and get involved at any delivery stage.

  • Containment & gloveboxes including the in box processes
  • Shielded facilities in concrete, steel or lead including the in cell processes
  • Remote Handling including grabs, manipulators, tongs
  • Transport and packaging