Nuclear decontamination is still largely reliant on manned construction equipment (trucks, loaders, excavators, material handlers, etc)
Client & Ecosystem:
- Power companies
- Nuclear engineering companies
- Nuclear handling
- Nuclear Waste handling
- Construction companies
- Engineering companies
Maintenance in high risk areas and the transportation of potentially contaminated parts and debris are always a challenge. It is costly and currently involves equipment manufactured with a lot of metal and with a large environmental footprint and a very high price.
There is often a need for rapid response which cannot be met if heavy plant and equipment have to be moved on the ground, particularly in case of nuclear accidents. Such vehicles are still usually manned, adding further to the risks and costs implicit in managing maintenance and emergency work.
We are designing Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) for the industry. Our systems are scalable to meet specific needs, and are light and easy to dismantle and decontaminate or dispose of as necessary between tasks and incidents.
They can be fully electrically based and fully composite and are designed to be more efficient and lighter that traditional vehicles. They will be produced using far less material, and will leave significantly less contaminated material at the end of their useful life.