Validate the laser cutting technology for the dismantling of the most challenging components of power nuclear reactors in air and underwater. Demonstrate that the in-air and underwater laser cutting technologies are a relevant alternative to the conventional techniques used for the segmentation of the power nuclear reactors internals (RVI) and pressure vessels (RPV).
The following 4 specific objectives aim to prove that the technology is mature :
- Objective 1: Demonstration of the technical capabilities of the laser cutting technology to address the key challenges of the dismantling of power nuclear reactors RVI and RPV.
- Objective 2: Environmental and safety assessment for the implementation of laser cutting in nuclear reactor environment and definition of countermeasures.
- Objective 3: Validation of technology in operational environment, with in-air and underwater demonstrators including the safety system, confirming that TRL 7 is reached (Technology Readiness Level).
- Objective 4: Demonstration of the economic advantage of using the laser cutting technology for RVI and RPV dismantling