SC Innovation is Fit for Nuclear (F4N) accredited by The Nuclear Advance Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) and is also the first South West England based engineering business to open an office in the Somerset Energy Innovation Centre (SEIC). The centre has been established to create collaborative opportunities for prospective Hinkley Point C contractors to engage with local and regional companies.
“SC Innovation can offer a flexible range of attractive opportunities to potential partners. We can offer workshop facilities and capabilities including subassembly, testing, verification and validation acceptance testing as well as documentation management. We can also project manage the local supply chain where they can benefit from our access to over 2000 suppliers in the south west region”, said Joe Wilcox, Head of SC Innovation. “One of our core competencies is delivering engineering projects in sectors which demand a high level of compliance with strict regulatory and technical standards, as evidenced by our F4N status”, said Joe Wilcox, Head of SC Innovation.
SC Innovation’s engineering capabilities are in mechanical and electrical engineering, structural analysis, structural optimisation, fluid structural simulation and test and validation, including full system prototype build. The business has an established production capability carrying out low rate, high quality builds. Together with the in-house project management team these capabilities have combined to deliver projects for energy and marine customers, often in partnership with academic and industrial partners.
SC Innovation main business is in developing customised solutions to operational problems or applying its comprehensive engineering capability to turn a customer’s concept into a fully engineered product, optimised for both value and performance. It specialises in mobile or static handling and support equipment for operation in hostile environments.
Previous projects include developing the first ATEX 2 compliant Protected Transit Vehicle (PTV) for the Oil & Gas sector to protect workers in hazardous explosive and toxic environments; joint development and build of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute’s Lifeboat Launch & Recovery System for the Shannon Class; a 6×6 Specialist Utility Vehicle (SUV600) for emergency services and utilities, customised from a production standard 4×4 Land Rover Discovery; and designing and building the BOLT 2 `Lifesaver` wave energy converter for Fred Olsen.
SC Innovation is the brand for delivering engineering solutions to the energy, marine and specialist vehicles sectors of SC Group. In September 2015 the company rebranded under a new SC identity to take it forward in its expansion into new markets and provide a clear customer focus for its products.