Focused Technical Workshop: Remote Handling

Focused Technical Workshop: Remote Handling

Thursday, 22 October 2020 13:00 - 16:30

Join our technical workshop to explore the technical challenges and projects in remote handling in Big Science facilities.

Remote handling plays an important role at Big Science facilities, particularly in radioactive environments where access by personnel is limited. Remote handling can be used for inspections, repair and other interventions.

In this workshop we invite industry and academia to meet with representatives from the facilities for constructive discussions on remote handling, including an update on the current challenges and needs.

At the end of the workshop there will be opportunities for multiple 1-to-1 meetings through the matchmaking tool b2match. Specific needs for upcoming projects can be announced in the Marketplace.

The workshop is free of charge, but advance registration  is required.


13.00 • Introduction, Fredrik Engelmark, ILO for CERN and Business Development and Project Management at Big Science Sweden.

13.15 • Challenges around the active cell at ESS within the field of remote handling, Carwyn Jones, Work Unit Leader for Remote Handling Systems at ESS.                         

13.40 • Remote handling at ITER: current status and main challenges, with focus on the required supplier skills and expertise, Chang-Hwan Choi, Senior Engineer Remote Handling Section at ITER.                            

14.05 • Break

14.15 • Overview of ongoing projects within robotics and required skill sets from suppliers, Mario Di Castro, Head of Mechatronics, Robotics and Operation section at CERN.

14.40 • Remote handling project at ITER, Jon M Montgomerie, Principal Remote Engineering Consultant at Jacobs.

15.05 • Summary and opening session for 1-1-matchmaking meetings.


Read all about this exciting event, and register on the event page.