- Supporting PFP decommissioning at Sellafield
- CDLSE - Clearance Divers' Life Support Equipment
- Supplying James Fisher's "Dirty Harry" contaminated water diving system
- Divex assists US Navy: Deck transfer lock for Oceaneering
- Breaking the ice: Diving equipment for evacuation vessels
- Diving saturation system for Shanghai salvage
- NATO Submarine Rescue System
- Subsea 7 saturation diving system
- Design, build, and installation of fixed saturation diving system
- Structural monitoring for the Queensferry Crossing
- Supporting the London Olympics: Inspection and measurement services
- 175 tonne CALM buoy recovery
- BP Angola Export Tanker Support Services
- Mass flow excavation: James Fisher's HydroDigger in action
- Risk removal at Magnox fuel storage pond
- James Fisher tanker answers emergency call
- Supplying connectors to the Papa Terra offshore oil field
- Structural monitoring for offshore wind turbine foundations
- Off the coast of Australia: Subsea 7 project support
- StressAlert™ hull monitoring system for Hyundai
- $25million fendering contract with the US Navy
- Equipment and monitoring for world's first FLNG
- Tension monitoring solution for pipe-laying vessel
- Vessel Motion Monitoring System (VMMS)™ on board "Eden Rose"
- Inspection diving in the Celtic Sea
- Fendercare supply Great Yarmouth port
- Supplying buoy systems off Rio de Janeiro coast
- 2006-2013: Completing over 70 STS operations globally for ExxonMobil
- Design and supply of mooring buoys for the French Navy
- Fendercare conducts LNG STS transfer in the Eastern Mediterranean
- Diving and ROV services to Walney II wind farm
- Supporting the Wello Penguin Wave Energy Converter
- Intergroup collaboration for Total
- Burj Khalifa structural health monitoring
- Strainstall’s Red Sea rig stability project
- Compression load cells for National Petroleum Company, Abu Dhabi
- Load testing of offshore pedestal mounted cranes
- Deflection, vibration, strain monitoring
- Northern Lights: shore-end installation services
- Diving support services at Scroby Sands
- Offshore wind farm support at Burbo Bank for DONG Energy
- Kentish Flats offshore wind farm: diving personnel
- Personnel supply to LINCS offshore wind farm
- East West Interconnector Project: mobilising the DP1 barge
- Dolwin 1 Alpha offshore wind farm – cable de-burial and recovery
- Providing a confined space rescue support team to the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm
- Harbour decontamination with Prolec system
- Marina restoration – 32,000 tonnes of sediment
- Port and lock maintenance: worldwide support
- Power station construction in Switzerland
- Freshwater banks
- German waterways
- Harbour reclamation
- Inshore dredging
- Rescue of AS28 Priz – the entangled Russian submersible
- Fixed fendering solution for ExxonMobil
- Submarine rescue capability for Singapore
- Transfer under pressure interface for Swedish Navy
- Air mobilisation of entire James Fisher Submarine Rescue Service
- Thanet offshore wind farm
- Moyle Interconnector
- Motorway construction
- Prolec adapt pcX-3D for specialised subsea application
- JFD demonstrates NATO Submarine Rescue System capabilities
Supporting PFSP decommissioning at Sellafield
JFN's expertise and facilities allow Sellafield to progress PFSP decommissioning programme promptly and in a cost-effective way.
With a new framework agreement set to be concluded in the coming months, we look back on how James Fisher Nuclear (JFN) began working with Sellafield in the summer of 2013 to qualify requirements and to identify, develop and test solutions ready for deployment in pile fuel storage ponds (PFSP) at the nuclear power station.
By utilising plant mock-ups and combining 'commercial off-the-shelf' (COTS) equipment with prototype long-reach tooling manufactured in-house, JFN has been able to respond in a considered and rapid way to programme modifications and has reduced the amount of support equipment required on plant.
Bespoke equipment designed and manufactured by JFN for the project included skip and waste lifting beams, remotely operated drum grabs, self-buoyant pneumatically operated magnets and sludge retrieval equipment for which it achieved specific Technical Readiness Levels (TRLs).
Reflecting on the effects of this method, David Birks, lead project manager, et al. comment,
By applying the use of fit for purpose equipment and tools it was demonstrated that decommissioning can be achieved in much shorter timescales than the more traditional approach of using bespoke engineered solutions.
On-site training was also delivered by JFN for plant operators thereby minimising dose uptake and underpinning an effective relationship with Sellafield.
The innovative approach taken by JFN and Sellafield to the decommissioning of pile fuel storage ponds has proved so successful that a joint paper was written about it and presented at a leading international waste management conference in 2016.
For more information on the remote tooling used in the Sellafield pond decommissioning project please read our long-reach tooling case study.