An EDF-Veolia subsidiary, Graphitech combines EDF's expertise in the nuclear industry and its dismantling engineering skills with Veolia's robotics skills in the nuclear environment, allowing the design of special machines and intervention platforms.
Graphitech objectives are:
develop remote-operation tools to break up complex, large-scale concrete and metal structures, and tools to extract activated graphite bricks and piles;
design systems and articulated arms to enable deployment of these tools.
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Graphitech’s first objective will be to provide EDF with an optimized scenario for decommissioning the Chinon A2 reactor in 2028 and to offer a testing program to evaluate the technological solutions needed to complete the operation.
This program will begin in 2022 with a development and qualification phase using full-scale models to prepare the remote-operation tools to be used in decommissioning the Chinon reactor. The feedback from this pioneering operation will then be used with other reactors in France and around the world.