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UK and Japan to collaborate on new technologies for decommissioning and fusion
21 January, 2021
The UK and Japan have signed a £12 million ($16.3m) research and...
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Russian robot helps to dismantle graphite reactors
Thursday, January 14, 2021 by Russia’s Special Design and Technological Bureau of Applied Robotics (SKTB PR) at the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Technopolis Moscow has developed a mobile robotic complex for...

CNNC develops narrow-gap argon arc welding equipment
Thursday, December 17, 2020 by After two years of work, China has developed narrow-gap argon arc welding equipment for welding the main pipelines of nuclear power plants, China National Nuclear Corporation announced.

UK announces funding for robots, batteries and medical technologies
Monday, September 14, 2020 by The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and UK Research and Innovation have announced £65 million ($84m) to help make the UK the global home for...

Canada looks to robotic solutions
Thursday, July 23, 2020 by Canada’s SNC-Lavalin and Kinova have signed a two-year collaboration agreement to deploy robotic solutions in the nuclear sector.

Russia develops robot linked with virtual reality for high radiation environments
Tuesday, July 07, 2020 by Avtomatika Concern, an affiliate of the Russian state-run corporation Rostec, has developed the Gipnoz (Hypnosis) robotic equipment control system to perform extreme tasks in...

Czech scientists to develop a drone for radiation monitoring
Thursday, April 30, 2020 by Scientists from the Czech Technical University in Prague are planning to develop a drone for radiation monitoring.

Ansaldo Nuclear uses robot in decommissioning Italy's Caorso nuclear plant
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by Ansaldo Nuclear has supplied a bespoke robot to extract and recover 2000 drums of radioactive waste from difficult-to-access locations at the Caorso nuclear power plant, now...

New UK facility for robotics
Friday, November 08, 2019 by A new facility to accelerate the use of robotics in the UK nuclear power industry was announced on 5 November, for both decommissioning and new builds.

Veolia moves into the Canadian market
Monday, June 19, 2017 by France-based Veolia announced on 15 June that its Nuclear Solutions entity, through its subsidiary Kurion (Canada) has been selected to design, fabricate, and commission a major...

USA and UK collaborate on robots
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by The US Office of Environmental Management and the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Agency (UKAEA) have agreed to collaborate further to develop and apply robotics to nuclear...

Another robot to enter Fukushima
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) is planning to send a new PMORPH robot into unit 2 of the damaged Fukushima nucleear plant on 14-17 March to explore the basement area of the...

Remote technology centre opens in Fukushima
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 by A new centre for the development and testing of remote-controlled equipment for use in decommissioning the damaged Fukushima Daiichi NPP was opened on 30 March. The Japan Atomic...

Russia to use new remote monitoring technology at Kalinin NPP
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 by A new technology for reactor core diagnostics, which uses neutrinos as a detection agent, will be used for the first time in Russia at unit 4 of the Kalinin NPP, according to...

Spanish drone detects radiation
Friday, March 18, 2016 by Spain’s Escuadrone claims to have developed the world's first drone, equipped with a system for detecting radioactivity, that can be used in the management of nuclear-related...

AREVA delivers radiation-mapping robot to CEA
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 by AREVA has delivered the first of a new generation of radiation mapping robots to the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).

UK nuclear sector to benefit from new remote handling facility
Thursday, February 06, 2014 by Both fusion research and UK nuclear industry are set to benefit from a new remote applications facility planned to start operation in 2016 at the Culham the Centre of Fusion Energy...

Dounreay shaft contract for Oxford Technologies
Thursday, September 26, 2013 by Remote handling company, Oxford Technologies Ltd has been awarded a £4.3 million ($7 million) contract by Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) to design, build, install and commission...

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