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Company awarded Big Bang contract

LHC tunnel (Cern/M.Brice)
The LHC is under the Franco-Swiss border

A Shropshire firm has won a contract to supply parts to a European laboratory where scientists are trying to recreate conditions after the "Big Bang".

Equipment made by Genvolt of Highley is being used on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva which was built to smash protons together at great speed.

The machine, the largest of its kind in the world, was recently restarted after an electrical fault last year.

Genvolt will provide high voltage power supplies through the £100,000 contract.

Managing Director Stuart Morgan said he was delighted to have been awarded the contract.



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