National Nuclear Laboratory NNL, UK


NNL Windscale Laboratory design and manufacture remotely operated lifting equipment to enable irradiated components to be remotely transferred to different locations within a suite of shielded cells, at Sellafield


  • Highly accurate interfaces
  • Simple robust design solution
  • Fully remotely operated via master slave manipulators

Our proposal

Key technical data:

  • Design of lifting equipment was operated in shielded caves only interface is by using MSMs
  • Component imported via sealed flask entry port
  • Size reduced components then transferred to other specialist analysis equipment located inside the cell using the ROLE
  • Interfacing with COTs equipment

Customer benefits

  • Pragmatic design for simple interfacing and operation substantially reduced cost of the project
  • Excellent collaboration with NNL teams and operators


Excellent customer feedback leading to significant additional work packages with NNL with requirements for their cave remotely operated equipment and fixtures.