Nuclear Operations

The Nuclear Operations capability consists of 4 capabilities providing technical support (commercial work, R&D, nuclear foresight & advice) to a wide range of customers including the UK government.

Plant Intervention – Remote Engineering, Design and Robotics

NNL has over 25 years of experience providing a professional remote engineering service for customers. We provide a full range of services including the design, development and deployment of purpose built, remotely operable, inspection and intervention systems for use within nuclear production and power plants and for decommissioning activities.

The Team’s services are:

  • Mechanical systems and equipment design (2D and 3D)
  • Electrical, control and instrumentation design
  • Engineering systems and equipment design and development for the intervention and repair of active plant and underwater operations
  • Inactive rig design build and trials
  • Robotics and remote handling development and consultancy
  • Manipulator assessment, development and deployment
  • Technical assessments, optioneering and feasibility studies
  • Engineering support to active plant

Customers: Sellafield Ltd, MOD, EDF, NNL Science and Engineering teams, NNL internal facilities (including Workington Wet Lab and IT Distribution at Workington).

Skills: All basic robot operator trained, 5 robotic operators at advanced standard, 6 3D CAD mechanical designers (2 2D electrical designers).

Software: Solid Works Professional 3D Mechanical CAD, AutoCAD 2D E,C&I CAD, AMTECH Electrical Design, 3D Printers.