Studsvik is launching SMILE (Studsvik Material Integrity Life Extension), a project that will support Light Water Reactor operators and authorities worldwide in plant ageing management.

The objective of SMILE is to provide critical data and mechanistic understanding of materials ageing mechanisms in support of plant ageing management, life extension programmes and operating licence renewals.

The SMILE kick-off meeting was successfully held on January 13-14! A total of 40 external participants from 8 countries including Sweden attended SMILE virtual kick-off meeting on January 13-14. Pål Efsing, Vattenfall, chaired the Program Review meeting and Robert Tregoning, NRC, US, the Management Board meeting

Studsvik is also operating the OECD-NEA SCIP project since 2004, successfully supporting the nuclear industry with their efforts to continously increase fuel reliability and efficient plant operations.