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Rainford Solutions Has Won the Tender for the Supply of Vanguard® for CERN

A St Helens company has successfully tendered to supply CERN, the Swiss-based scientific facility searching for the ‘God particle’, with its specialist equipment.

Rainford Solutions will provide its Vanguard® range of outdoor electrical enclosures which will be used for further research projects at the European particle physics laboratory near Geneva.

“This tender was won against strong European competition validating our technical expertise, responsiveness and an ability to compete on a European level with other technologically advanced companies,” said Philip Harris, head of new business at Rainford Solutions.

He added: “We demonstrated the ability to meet all technical requirements of this demanding tender, including CERN safety rules, European Regulations and a variety of standards regarding resistance to harsh environmental conditions.

“The scope of our services allows us to enter bids as a single entity, allowing better project control and faster response as well as providing CERN with the ability to obtain spares throughout the product lifecycle.”

The outdoor cabinets will house the monitoring stations which measure the gamma and neutron radiation in the environment in the vicinity of CERN.

This recent order is the latest and largest yet for enclosures to be used by CERN.

Rainford Solutions has previously supplied enclosures used for a network to distribute data between the CERN facility and academic centres around the world.

This time Rainford Solutions will design, manufacture and integrate thermal/power management systems into the enclosures.

Rainford Solutions finance director Duncan Crawford, said: “The success of this tender demonstrates our ability to meet the requirements of technologically advanced projects efficiently and effectively. It further underpins our reputation for understanding clients’ needs and devising a solution which meets the most demanding of criteria.”

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