The Orion laser facility at AWE Aldermaston is one of the largest scientific capital investments in the UK. The building houses a large neodymium glass laser system and a target chamber in which high energy density physics experiments are performed. This is necessary to support the certification of performance and safety of the UK deterrent.
As part of the complete building services package, the installation included chilled water, vacuum and nitrogen systems. These are highly complex systems and were installed to the highest standards and co-ordinated fully with the scientific equipment.