22 Sep 2021 CHIMERA – a crucial component in developing commercial fusion energy Newspicture 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 Newspicture 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.
The Wythenshawe Boiler Rig, owned by EDF and operated by Jacobs, has provided an in-depth understanding of what was happening and what might happen inside advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) boilers. 

22 Sep 2021 Multi-dimensional testing aims to bridge knowledge gaps, improve operational availability and safety of nuclear plant Newspicture 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 Newspicture 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 newspicture 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?
One possible answer is by tapping into the accumulated materials science knowledge of the nuclear industry

15 Mar 2021 Calculation to experiment comparison for the subchannel (SC) coolant temperature in mixed and forced convection conditions newspicture 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 newspicture 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 newspicture 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 newspicture 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 newspicture 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.