Dounreay has joined the Game Changers programme as it looks for innovative ways to decommission the hazards on the site. Cleaning up the nuclear research site poses challenges involving both high radiation and contamination, and innovative solutions are required to access remote cells, ducts and vessels for inspection, characterisation, size reduction and material handling. Game Changers is an innovation programme that identifies and develops cutting-edge technologies that could provide significant advances in nuclear science and engineering. Challenges are open to anyone from any sector who can offer a viable solution, from SMEs to universities and large corporate organisations. Solutions could be found in technologies already used in other sectors (such as oil and gas or bio-engineering) which could be developed for use in the nuclear industry. The programme is delivered by the National Nuclear Laboratory and FIS360, specialists in supporting innovative technologies from concept through to commercial production.
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