The Magnox Swarf Storage Silo (MSSS) is a facility on the Sellafield site that was built in the 1960s to store nuclear waste from fuel reprocessing under water. Sellafield Ltd (SL) is in the process of decommissioning the facility and retrieving the waste so that it can be stored in a more modern facility elsewhere on the site. The challenger is seeking solutions which will support existing decommissioning activities and enable them to identify tools and techniques for the containment and mitigation of underground leaks whilst minimising the risk of potential damage to surrounding sensitive structures.
Automating Composite Structure Inspections & Repairs
The Robotics Innovation challenge competition, delivered in partnership with ORE Catapult and the Knowledge Transfer Network, is supporting GE to identify innovative solutions to innovation challenges. The harsh environmental conditions that apply to an offshore wind turbine create the need for regular inspections, maintenance and repair of the blades and its subcomponents. GE seeks an inspection method that eases the job by eliminating human resource exposure to rope climbing.