A World First - Laser Cutting for Nuclear Decommissioning at Sellafield

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During July and August 2016, the LaserSnake (integrated snake-arm robot and laser cutting technologies) system successfully completed a world first, active deployment in a cell in the First Generation Reprocessing Plant at Sellafield – size reducing a dissolver vessel.

Deployed by OC Robotics and TWI in conjunction with Sellafield, LaserSnake proved itself to be a versatile system for in-situ nuclear decommissioning tasks.

In November 2016, the LaserSnake project won the Technology/Innovation Implementation Award at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Supply Chain Awards, recognising the innovation and collaboration required to take technology innovation through to successful implementation at a Site License Company.

For more information, please see the LaserSnake2 project site.

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  1. Stephane Muguet Stephane Muguet Congrats! Not a world first though... ONET Technologies achieved its first laser cutting on a dissolver vessel in... December 2015! --> [url-https://en.groupeonet.com/Our-group/News/Onet-Technologies-and-CEA-acclaimed-by-SFEN-and-WNE-for-remotely-operated-laser-cutting-technology]see more here[/url] Monday, November 28, 2016

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