Nuclear facility decommissioning faces increased public and regulatory scrutiny as many reactors, built decades ago, reach their end of life. Owner/operators decommissioning their facilities are under pressure to clean up the UK’s earliest nuclear sites safely, securely and cost-effectively, even though design and operation data can be incomplete and inaccurate. At the same time, they must warrant first-time-right deconstruction plans and execution, while ensuring radioactive material inventory accuracy for disposal optimization and to protect the environment.
Based on the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, Decommissioning Excellence provides owner/operators with an integrated environment in which all assets and inventories can be digitized and managed. Visualizing and simulating decommissioning operations in a virtual environment allows the skilled workforce to work creatively, transparently and efficiently while reducing costs, maintaining the highest safety standards and working towards returning the sites to society.