|22 Sep 2021||CHIMERA – a crucial component in developing commercial fusion energy
Jacobs is delivering a new test facility for the UK’s prototype fusion energy plant
|22 Sep 2021||After 42 years, tried and tested boiler rig finally runs out of steam
Tucked away on a quiet industrial estate near Manchester Airport, a key test facility has helped to keep the UK’s nuclear power stations running for more than 40 years.
|22 Sep 2021||Multi-dimensional testing aims to bridge knowledge gaps, improve operational availability and safety of nuclear plant
Jacobs is embarking on a programme of advanced structural integrity testing that will give a better understanding of the fatigue behaviour of real plant components in light water power reactors.
|22 Sep 2021||SIAL® makes waste encapsulation better for the environment
Radioactive waste often has to be encapsulated for long-term storage. Usually, it’s placed in a steel drum that is filled with cement. But now there is a lower cost and more environmentally friendly option: SIAL®, a geopolymer encapsulation technology developed by Jacobs.
|15 Mar 2021||New orbit for nuclear know-how
When a spacecraft embarks on a 30-year mission to the outer galaxy, how can we assess whether it is capable of surviving the harsh conditions it will encounter?
|15 Mar 2021||Graphite programme assures regulator of reactor safety
Graphite bricks are used in the core of all of the UK's Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactors (AGRs). Jacobs is deeply engaged in the programme of work to increase understanding of the cores’ tolerance to damage as they age.
|15 Mar 2021||Frederic Wheeler, Head of Regulatory Support Directorate, Jacobs
Frederic Wheeler was appointed as Head of the Regulatory Support Directorate within Jacobs in April 2020.
|15 Oct 2020||Raman spectroscopy – nuclearised
An innovative twist on an established technology has created a powerful new tool for characterisation of radioactive material.
|15 Oct 2020||Jacobs’ innovation supports first-of-a-kind decommissioning in Slovakia
Specially designed and manufactured equipment is being used to perform underwater segmentation of the first ever VVER-440 reactor to be decommissioned.
|15 Oct 2020||Thermal transfer modelling for Stable Salt Reactor
Jacobs, the global technology-forward solutions company, is supporting the development of a new type of nuclear power plant.
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