Focused Technical Workshop  Remote Handling 2022

Focused Technical Workshop Remote Handling 2022

Tuesday, 18 October 2022 09:00 - 11:00

This technical workshop will give an overview of remote handling activities at the ITER fusion reactor in France and the European Spallation Source (ESS).

Remote handling is a common and important operation in large-scale research facilities. 'Remote handling' is defined as  manipulations and operations performed from a distance, by crane, robot, or other technological solution. Reliable solutions are paramount, since the remote handling may take place in radioactive environments or extremely confined areas, and may involve the manipulation of heavy or sensitive components. Another area of expertise is camera inspection combined with remote navigation. 

The presentations will describe the types of company profiles that are interesting when the facilities are looking for suppliers. There will also be an update on the upcoming procurements in remote handling.

Join us for constructive discussions about remote hHandling and discover new business opportunities.

Programme

09:00

Welcome and Introduction

Catarina SahlbergProgramme Director Big Science Sweden, and Industrial Liaison Officer (ILO) for ESS

09:15

European development program for ITER Remote Handling and next opportunities for industries in Remote Handling for nuclear fusion

Carlo DamianiProgramme Manager at Remote Handling at ITER

09:45

Break

10:00

ESS update – ACF (Active Cells Facility) & cutting trials

Carwyn JonesWork Package Manager for Remote Handling Systems at ESS

10:30

Overview of ongoing projects within robotics and required skill sets from suppliers

Representative from Mechatronics, Robotics and Operation section at CERN

11:00

Concluding remarks