Friday, November 5, 2010

News: Royal visitor for AMRC in Rotherham


Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, will visit Rotherham later this month to take a tour of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing (AMRC).

Her Royal Highness will also lead a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) with Rolls-Royce on the Advanced Manufacturing Park.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will be welcomed to the AMRC on November 18. They will have the opportunity to tour the world-class global research facility and view at first-hand the innovative and advanced technological solutions that are manufactured there as part of a cutting-edge collaboration between academia, government and industry.

Professor Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, said: "It is an enormous privilege for the University to be welcoming Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to our campus this month. Her Majesty's last visit to the campus was to personally inaugurate the University's Jubilee celebrations back in 1954.

"Fifty six years on and Her Majesty will be able to see at first-hand some of the University's many accomplishments."

The royal ceremony marks the start of construction Nuclear AMRC with Rolls-Royce.

The Nuclear AMRC is a joint initiative with industry, The University of Sheffield and The University of Manchester's Dalton Nuclear Institute, and is designed to help build and enhance the UK's civil nuclear new build industry.

The Nuclear AMRC will be the focal point for the civil nuclear manufacturing industry in the UK. The services provided to consortium members will enable them to be match-fit to win and hold contracts in the global civil nuclear market place.

The seven acre plot at the AMP will house the new Nuclear AMRC and a revolutionary Knowledge Transfer Academy.

The Knowledge Transfer Academy will assist companies to understand and implement the new manufacturing technologies and techniques developed by the AMRC's activities. The centre will be an extremely valuable facility for companies, enabling them to have hands-on training with the new processes and technologies being developed, and allowing them to take that knowledge and experience back to their own factories.

Construction of both buildings is scheduled to be completed by September 2011.

The Advanced Manufacturing Park has attracted a number of royal visitors including the HRH The Duke of Kent in 2009 and the HRH The Duke of York in 2008.

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AMP website

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