Innovation in post operational clean out (POCO)

16 May 2018

09:30 - 16:00

Technology and Innovation Centre
University of Strathclyde
99 George Street
G1 1RD

The Game Changers Innovation Programme, supported by Sellafield Ltd and in association with Subsea UK, invite you to a challenge-led event on at the Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

The event is part of an open call for innovation, with the purpose to describe and present the challenges Sellafield face in Post Operational Clean Out (POCO) as they prepare for the decommissioning of the nuclear site in west Cumbria.

Attendance at the event will help you understand how you can access support and funding to deliver innovative technologies, processes and characterisation techniques which could enable game-changing improvements over current POCO practices at Sellafield.

Post Operational Clean Out is the process that takes place when a nuclear plant has reached the end of its operating life, the aim being to reduce the risk and hazard in a facility by removing the nuclear inventory and reduce the lifetime costs of the redundant plants.

In simple terms, it gets the plant as radiologically clean as it can be which reduces the risk and hazard and, in turn, makes the plant cheaper to care for.

Any person or organisation with such technologies in development or in use in other industry sectors is invited to make an application to the Game Changers Innovation Programme.