|22 Feb 2022||Managing nuclear assets the digital way
The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) believes that digital transformation is the future of its asset management. It aims to deliver savings of up £150m per annum through efficient data and information management.
|22 Feb 2022||How ‘the 9 chrome problem’ has kept Richard busy for 51 years
Richard Brierley's understanding of the intricacies of corrosion has played its part in ensuring safe operation of the UK's nuclear power stations
|22 Feb 2022||Jacobs team supports clean-up of Scotland’s most radioactive beach
Worries about radioactive contamination will soon be a thing of the past for a coastal community where aircraft components containing radium were disposed of after the second world war
|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.
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