Aquila is part of Cyclife, a subsidiary of EDF Group, dedicated to anticipate and respond to the challenges and the needs of its worldwide customers in nuclear decommissioning and sustainable waste management projects.
As a European pioneer, Cyclife offers integrating dismantling and waste management services applying EDF’s unique waste-led decommissioning approach that allows customers to reduce costs, waste generated and shorten programmes, as well as recycling valuable material through its pan‑European subsidiaries.
The three nuclear licensed sites of Cyclife based in the UK, Sweden and France, treat very-low to low‑level waste, providing services such as large component management, decontamination, waste volume reduction, material recycling, melting, incineration, pyrolysis, as well as consultancy to prepare and optimise on-site operations. They provide best available techniques for waste packaging, volume reduction, and material recycling. Cyclife has a commercial structure in Germany for direct contacts with the German market.
Cyclife also owns five engineering and expertise centres with highly-skilled engineers for the design of waste treatment facilities and workshops. They are able to define the full dismantling scenario of a given nuclear installation. They design tools, notably remotely operated, to perform dismantling operations. They all use state-of-the-art technologies including digital.
Cyclife Digital Solutions
Offers a robust digital tool, DEMplus® for nuclear, a software based on 3D real-time simulations to obtain and optimise scenario costs, lead times, waste flows and dosimetry.
Cyclife Engineering is dedicated to the decommissioning of light water reactors, along with the designing radioactive waste storage and treatment facilities.
Graphitech, a joint venture company between Cyclife and Veolia Nuclear Solutions, focuses on the dismantling of graphite reactors and the development of innovative remote tooling.
Waste2Glass, a joint venture company created by Cyclife and Veolia Nuclear Solutions, aims to deliver a unique and concrete solution for some specific radioactive waste treatment based on GeoMelt® vitrification process.
Aquila Nuclear Engineering Ltd
Aquila Nuclear Engineering Ltd has recently been acquired by Cyclife to expand its engineering capabilities in the fields of containment, shielded installations, remote handling and transport/packaging to better serve its customers.