Technologies

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

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

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.

Success: the results of funding research into challenges in nuclear decommissioning

Collaboration Nation 2016: nuclear innovation showcase. XCAM Limited demonstrated their device for in-situ monitoring of Tritium and Carbon 14 in groundwater.

Yvonne Morris, NDA Research Manager, joined innovators and end users of new technologies at a recent event that showcased the results of leveraged NDA investment in nuclear research and development over the last 4 years. Decommissioning projects across the NDA’s estate are now benefitting from these innovative technologies. She encourages innovators and those tackling the decommissioning challenges to share their knowledge further.

Seeking innovative ideas to improve the way we decommission nuclear sites

Wearable technology demonstrated at Technology in Action Supply Chain Event February 2016

Darrell Morris, NDA's Technical Assurance Manager, explains why innovation is so important for nuclear decommissioning. He encourages UK businesses to consider how their techniques and technology might address some of the challenges faced in our mission to decommission the UK's nuclear legacy.

Further £500,000 funding supports innovation for nuclear decommissioning

Game Changer Energy Funding

Melanie Brownridge, Head of Technology, announces a £500,000 contribution from the NDA for innovative technology projects. This boosts Innovate UK’s recently announced Energy Game Changer funding to a total of £2 million. Melanie encourages innovative SMEs from outside the nuclear sector to apply for this funding and test how feasible their novel and radical ideas might be.