Work Package 2B (WP2B) comprises the supply of a laser cutting system to support the Dragon Reactor Decommissioning Project. WP2B is 1 of several work packages and Employer activities that collectively cover the overall work scope of the Dragon Reactor Decommissioning Project. The Dragon Reactor Decommissioning Project has been set up to remove the reactor and pack the resulting waste generated into packages for disposal. A scheme design has been produced by the Employer and the next stage is to develop the scheme design as separate DD&B work packages to provide the required infrastructure, plant and equipment to decommission the reactor. The scheme design developed by the Employer has identified how a remotely operated Reactor Core Segmentation Machine (RCSM) deploying laser cutting technology will be used to cut the Dragon reactor into manageable sections for removal and further processing.
The National Composites Centre (NCC) is planning on placing an order in March 2017, for an AFP/ATL hybrid cell to enable deposition of multiple widths of tapes in a single working cell. The target commissioning date for the capability is Q3 2018, with a demonstration batch of components to be manufactured during Q2 2018 at supplier site.
The capability has be specified, procured and commissioned to ensure suitability for industrial research and development programs as well as supporting maturation of emerging manufacturing technologies from academia toward industrial application.