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Transfer of nuclear decommissioning skills in Wales

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Magnox Ltd successfully transfer 14 employees from Wylfa to Trawsfynydd (70 miles apart)

Natasha Hanson, Head of HR Strategy, commends Magnox Ltd on its success in redeploying staff from its site at Wylfa, on Anglesey, to its Trawsfynydd site in Gwynedd. She explains the benefits of this approach for the workforce and the importance for NDA’s mission to decommission the UK’s earliest nuclear sites.

Award to recognise skills initiatives in the nuclear decommissioning supply chain

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Working to plan

Beccy Pleasant, NDA's Head of Skills and Talent, and Sam Dancy, NDA Supply Chain Manager, encourage the supply chain to share how they are developing the expertise that will help bridge potential skills gaps in the industry. Companies are encouraged to submit applications by 9 September for a new supply chain award for the Best Enhancement of Capability and Capacity .

Despite use of robots, we still need people to decommission nuclear sites

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Remotely Operated Vehicle at Sellafield site

During UK Robotics Week, Natasha Hanson - Head of HR Strategy and Delivery, explains how use of robotics in nuclear decommissioning does not replace the need for skilled people to work on our UK sites. More than anything, use of robotic technology opens up various, exciting career opportunities in an industry that needs people to work with and understand robotics.

Getting into the business of robotics for nuclear decommissioning

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UK Robotics Week

This is “UK Robotics Week”. NDA’s Head of Supply Chain Optimisation, Ron Gorham, focuses on the business opportunities for developing robotics in nuclear decommissioning. He encourages businesses, large and small, from different sectors to consider how they might grasp opportunities in the nuclear industry.

Nuclear decommissioning project in Cumbria: over 4 years ahead of schedule and set to save £30 million

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PCM Programme at Low Level Waste Repository, near Drigg in Cumbria, over 4 years ahead of schedule and set to save £30 million

Carl Smith, PCM Decommissioning Senior Project Manager at Low Level Waste Repository Ltd, describes how hard work, dedication and commitment has led to a demolition project being at least 4 years ahead of schedule and forecast to save £30 million compared to its original cost forecast.

Blu-tack brainwave leads to cost savings in nuclear decommissioning

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Calder Bains, Senior Design Engineer, at Dounreay site

Calder Bain, a member of the design team working on decommissioning the Prototype Fast Reactor at Dounreay in Scotland, explains how simple solutions sometimes work best. Recently Dounreay staff stuck to this approach when searching for a way to take metal samples from the base of a reactor.