Sellafield’s mission to create a safe environment for future generations requires the secure storage of Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) within a purpose-built store for a duration of approximately 100 years.
The Sellafield site is in a coastal location so the air surrounding the store is humid and salt-laden. Store ventilation is provided by the natural convection of unfiltered air and it is known that the moisture and salt in the air are causing corrosion of steel and aluminium structures within the store.
Sellafield are seeking solutions that will improve their understanding of the in-store corrosion situation, including physical and chemical analysis of corrosion and reproducible sampling in this difficult to access environment.
Sellafield are seeking innovative solutions that provide:
Sellafield are seeking solutions that can be rapidly deployed via the inspection ports at the top of the store once Proof of Concept has been established.
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Please download the challenge statement for full details of this opportunity.
A challenge briefing webinar will take place on Tuesday 8th November from 1.30pm - 3pm.
Attendance is free. If you'd like to attend the event, please register on Eventbrite.
The closing date for this challenge is 24th November at 12 noon.