The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has announced Createc as one of two winners of the 2016 IAEA Technology Challenge. The Technology Challenge is intended to bring innovation into IAEA by opening up some of its technical difficulties to the international science and technology community.
The team at Createc has secured a significant new contract with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to develop a suite of innovative radiation sensors for use at the Fukushima nuclear site in Japan.
“We’ve been working with the Mitsubishi team for a while,” says Matt Mellor. “This new contract covers the concept and early stage R&D for a suite of sensors. If all goes well, these sensors will then be commissioned for use at Fukushima to locate and quantify the fuel debris in the primary containment vessels on the tsunami-damaged site.”
“Our Japanese connections are strong after several months of travel, meetings and discussions with the people working at Fukushima,” says Trevor Craig. “We reckon that we’ve probably spent more than six months in Japan so far and have travelled over 120,000 miles and we’re anticipating more to come as this project takes shape.”
Createc have successfully demonstrated our innovative Scanning Laser Automatic Threat Extraction (SLATE) sensor as part of DSTL’s SAPIENT programme for autonomous connected sensors. The demonstration, which took place in June of this year, highlighted the effectiveness of our SLATE sensor as a surveillance and security tool, when used in conjunction with other sensors controlled by a decision making module.
Createc and its parent company, REACT Engineering, are announced as winners of the first NDA Supply Chain Award for Export for N-Visage™.
Our N-Visage™ gamma imaging system, first launched into the nuclear decommissioning market in 2010, has recently been announced as winner of the NDA (Nuclear Decommissioning Authority) Supply Chain Award for Export 2015.
Although Createc and sister company REACT Engineering have been working with clients across the globe on this particular project, this award was particularly in recognition of our work on the analysis, measurement and consultancy support to inform future clean-up activities at the Fukushima nuclear site in Japan.