EU approves reduced nuclear levy for energy intensive users in Slovakia

The National Nuclear Fund finances the costs related to the decommissioning and treatment of nuclear waste and spent fuel

‘Sellafield cleanup could overspend by £913m’

The National Audit Office says the site is still facing continued delays

Aberdeen-firm signs £28m deal to decommission 18 wells for Shell

The programme is scheduled to commence around the first of September this year

Sellafield faces prosecution after worker contamination at radioactive nuclear site

The charges relate to an incident on 5th February 2017 at a facility that handles special nuclear materials

North Sea decommissioning costs ‘to double to £80bn’

New research suggests it is estimated to cost the younger generation around £3,000 each

Maersk divisions form oil and gas decommissioning business

More than 400 fields in the North Sea alone are expected to cease production by 2026

Nuclear smart system producer to open new UK site

A producer of automated handling systems is to open a new facility in Cumbria as a part of a long-term investment in the UK. PaR Systems aims to open the site this year and has recently agreed to an extended framework agreement supporting nuclear decommissioning at Sellafield. The firm says the new facility will give […]

UK’s floating rig decommissioning ‘at minimal levels’

The market for decommissioning floating oil and gas infrastructure is currently dominated by five countries, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, China and Pakistan. That’s according to a new study commissioned by Highlands and Island Enterprise (HIE), Scottish Enterprise (SE) and the Scottish Government’s Decommissioning Challenge Fund (DCF). It says the activity that has taken in place in […]

Robots battle in nuclear clean-up challenge

Five projects have been awarded a total of £8.5 million to develop robots that can tackle some of Sellafield’s most radioactive hotspots. The robots controlled by smart auto navigation systems made it through to the final stages from a shortlist of 15, each receiving up to £1.5 million to build prototype demonstrators for testing in a simulated […]

Scotland awards £1.5m for North Sea decommissioning

Six oil and gas projects across Scotland have been awarded a share of £1.5 million to help develop decommissioning technologies. In the second round of funding from the Scottish Government’s Decommissioning Challenge Fund, grant offers have been made to schemes across Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kishorn, Shetland and Orkney. The government initiative will see recipients of the […]