This project is part of the radiological programme that includes monitoring and assessing the impact on the food chain of radiological discharges. The programme includes the monitoring for levels of radioactivity in food and the predictive modelling of exposure. The work enables FSA to assure the public about the safety of food, and this is an important contributing factor to public confidence in the nuclear industry and power generation. The results of the work inform and are essential to the production of the annual Radioactivity in Food and the Environment report.
Each year in partnership with EA, NRW and SEPA, the FSA publishes a report: ‘Radioactivity in Food and the Environment’ (RIFE) which provides the most comprehensive annual independent report of public exposure to radioactivity in the UK.RIFE assesses the effects of radioactivity on the public including people who live close to nuclear sites and eat locally produced food. The report also assesses the exposure to radioactivity from the direct radiation arising from activities carried out on nuclear sites.
To support the production of RIFE the FSA (supported by the EA and ONR) instructs a technical support contractor to undertake a Consumer Habits Research Programme around nuclear licensed sites in England and Wales. Each year, surveys of local habits for leisure, dwelling and food consumption at a selection of sites are conducted. The sites are agreed at an annual meeting of FSA, EA and ONR.
The Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) is a collaborative venture between the University of Strathclyde, Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish Government and leading multinational engineering firms including Rolls-Royce, Boeing, Titanium Metals Corporation (known as TIMET), Aubert and Duval, and Barnes Aerospace. The 25 000 000 GBP Advanced Forming Research Centre near Glasgow International Airport is developing forming and forging technologies to support the design and manufacture of new products, including components and structures for aircraft wings and body parts, engines, cars, ships, medical devices, power generation and wind turbines.
The equipment will be used in the AFRC workshop area. The main purpose for the equipment is to perform research into radial forging processes and large scale production trials aimed at demonstrating a high manufacturing capability. This will include the production of hollow cylinders as both final part geometries and as preforms with controlled variation in wall thickness, inner diameter and outer diameter. It will also include shaped solid axi-symmetric preforms and bars. The ability to deform material over a wide range of process conditions will also be used to study micro-structural evolution during the production of billet or bar.
Framework Agreement for the Hire of Welfare Accommodation along with associated Support Services and Safe Storage container Units, to be utilised for on-site use within Falkirk Council's area of Operation. The agreement is split into 2 lots (lot 1: Static Welfare Accommodation and Safe Storage Containers complete with associated Support Services) and (lot 2: Mobile Welfare Accommodation).
Hire of Static Welfare Accommodation and Safe Storage Container Units. The provision of Units, accessories and supportive services to support a number of personnel on site and functions and consist of, but are not limited in type or in number of:
Safe Site Storage Container Units.
Septic Tanks (including emptying services).
Water Tanks (including connection services).
Various Trades engagement to commission and decommission facilities.
The provision of Mobile Welfare Units, accessories and supportive services to support a number of personnel on site and functions and as such consist of, but are not limited in type or in number of:
Conwy County Borough Council seeks to appoint an Innovation Partner(s) (consultant) to take a lead role in the management of a Renewable Energy Hydro-electric Project.
In 2012/13 Ynni'r Dyffryn commissioned a feasibility study to see if it would be possible to take advantage of a hydro scheme on the Afon Cwm Penamnen above Dolwyddelan. The plan is based around the development of a 165-185 kW hydro-electric scheme able to generate around 470-510 MWh annually. This could realise a saving of 240tCO2e per annum and through feed in tariffs (FiT) the project could achieve a revenue thereby realising a payback. The project came into difficulty with connections to the District Network Operator (DNO) and associated costs.
In 2014/15 a different innovation was discussed using Smart Energy Storage Systems (SESS) and Power Scheduling Systems (PSS). Using this technology would mean providing power directly to the Dolwyddelan Community from the hydro scheme and photovoltaics (PV), in effect ‘islanding’ the Community from the National Grid (NG). Critically, this solution would take the power generated from the original hydro-electric scheme and PV, store and manage supply and distribution to the residential and commercial properties and infrastructure. The Community would remain connected to the NG in case of infrastructure malfunction, where automatic switching would ensure a continued supply of electricity. This solution would see Dolwyddelan community take ownership of its own power generation and associated assets under a suitable business model to ensure its viability and sustainability.