CEA – Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
CEA/DES (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission/Energies Division, http://www.cea.fr) is both the operator of important nuclear facilities all over the nuclear cycle, in charge of major new built or decommissioning projects and a R&D organisation with a dynamic policy of technology transfer. CEA is a key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas: defence and security, low carbon energies (nuclear and renewable energies), technological research for industry, fundamental research in the physical sciences and life sciences. CEA actively participates in collaborative projects with a large number of academic and industrial partners and works in partnership with many research bodies, local authorities and universities.
The CEA/INSTN, (National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology) is a public higher education institution administered by the CEA under the joint authority of the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research, the Ministry of the Economy, Industry and the Digital Sector and the Ministry of the Environment, Energy. The INSTN was established in 1956. For 60 years now, its mission has been to transmit knowledge and know-how developed by the CEA and its industrial partners and thereby support the growth of the nuclear industry.
As a nuclear operator, CEA carries out construction and renovation of its facilities, as well as decommissioning after shut-down, which is a major issue for CEA. 21 out of 43 of its civilian nuclear installations are under decommissioning, with contamination levels sometimes very high, and a wide diversity of facilities, from laboratory scale to industrial plants.
In this perspective, CEA took advantage of its very specific position, being both operator and research organisation, to become a key player in research on techniques and technologies used in such Decommissioning.
Role in the Project
The role of CEA is to define user needs, to give existing data from its nuclear reactors, to participate on corrosion non-destructive techniques, study laser cutting feasibility of graphite blocks, to elaborate 3D modelling and retrieval simulation, and to design a training programme with digital videos.
CEA aims at progressing in its own dismantling scenarios for G1, G2, G3 reactors through the project.
Project manager of R&D in Decommissioning & Dismantling
Chemistry engineer; 18 years of experience in CEA nuclear facilities
Research engineer in corrosion and simulation
PhD in physics in 2008; 10 years working in corrosion in particular corrosion which appears in a humid environment polluted by chloride ions.
Researcher in laser processes for remote operations and dismantling of nuclear facility
PhD in physics in 2008; designed and developed laser diagnostics for 7 years, then leader of R&D studies for dismantling operations.
Robotic and virtual reality (VR) research engineer in the dismantling techniques and simulation laboratory (LSTD)
Graduated in electrical engineering from INSA Lyon in 2001. Worked in the field of computer science for image processing and robotic, then worked at LSTD on virtual reality and RRS (Robotic Remote System) which includes remote handled cutting tools for nuclear dismantling projects
Responsible for dismantling and waste management training at CEA/INSTN
Senior expert in nuclear decommissioning (e.g., contribution to the guide “International structure for decommissioning costing (ISDC) of nuclear installations issued in 2012)
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE (EDF)
|22 Avenue de Wagram, 75008 Paris, France|
EMPRESA NACIONAL DE RESIDUOS RADIOACTIVOS SA (ENRESA)
|Calle de Emilio Vargas, 7, 28043 Madrid, Spain|
|196 Avenue Thiers, 69006 Lyon, France|
CYCLIFE DIGITAL SOLUTIONS (Cyclife DS)
|615 Avenue de la Roquette, 30200 Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France|
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES (CEA)
|25 Rue Leblanc, 75015 Paris, France|
SOCIETA' GESTIONE IMPIANTI NUCLEARI PER AZIONI (SOGIN)
|Via Marsala, 51c, 00185 Roma RM, Italy|
LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS (LEI)
|Breslaujos g. 3, Kaunas 44403, Lithuania|
Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Ricerca Tecnologica Nucleare (CIRTEN)
|Via Lambruschini, 4, 20156 Milano MI, Italy|
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER (UoM)
|Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL, UK|
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC SPAIN SA (WES)
|Calle Estébanez Calderón, 3, 1ST FLOOR, 28020 Madrid, Spain|
ANSALDO NUCLEARE SPA (ANN)
|Via Nicola Lorenzi, 8, 16152 Genova GE, Italy|
TECNATOM S.A. (TECNATOM)
|Av. de los Montes de Oca, 1, 28703 San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid, Spain|
|58a Rue du Dessous des Berges, 75013 Paris, France|
EDF graphite reactor dismantling demonstrator
|37420 Beaumont-en-Véron, France|