Design Services

NNL has more than 20 years' experience providing a professional remote engineering service for customers. We help in the design, development and deployment of purpose built, remotely operable, inspection and intervention devices. These are then used within nuclear production and power plants, as well as for decontamination and dismantling applications.

Here at NNL, we also design, manufacture and operate inactive test rigs and mock ups. These provide proof of principle for the operation of equipment and processes in an inactive environment - acting as a test prior to deployment in an active nuclear plant.

Our dedicated team of experts based at NNL's Workington Laboratory provides customers with these and a range of additional services in engineering support.

Key Service Areas

  • Mechanical, control, instrumentation and electrical engineering
  • Optioneering, feasibility studies and front-end design
  • Project management and risk analysis
  • HAZOP processes
  • Mechanical system design and detail design (2D and 3D)
  • Electrical, control and instrumentation detail design
  • System manufacture, assembly, test, development and trials
  • Product CE marking
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Engineering design and development for in-cave and active area operations

Significant Experience

Over the years, we've contributed to a significant number of projects. Examples include:

  • Process pipe corrosion rig
  • CAGR fuel turntable
  • Remote replacement of water-cooled high voltage conductors
  • Weir cleaning system
  • Pond liquor and sludge samplers
  • Process decanter - intervention and debris removal system
  • Pipebridge tooling equipment
  • Jet ballast test rig and equipment trials