Decommissioning & Deplanting

Nuvia can provide all the services needed to safely, economically and successfully undertake the decommissioning of highly regulated radiological or hazardous environments including nuclear reactors, fuel cycle facilities and research centres. We can deliver an all-encompassing managed service, bespoke solutions or technical innovations - all with the aim of reducing the volumes of waste for final disposal following decontamination, segregation, sentencing and packaging.

From both national and international experience in decommissioning, Nuvia is able to provide the overall management of a decommissioning programme, including new build requirements, from the development of safe and cost-effective strategies to final clearance. The strategies are developed into detailed methodologies, safety documents and schedules that include the following:

  • Risk assessment & risk management
  • Survey and characterisation of contamination
  • Decommissioning strategies, programmes, and budgets
  • Waste management and minimisation strategies
  • Design and manufacture of special equipment
  • Detailed decommissioning plans and procedures
  • Decontamination, segmentation, sentencing and packaging

Nuvia has been heavily involved in the decommissioning of prototype heavy water reactors in Europe and offers this experience to the Canadian market.