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

SMILE is a 5 year Studsvik/OECD/NEA project that connects experts from all over the world, creating a forum for knowledge transfer between organisations and age generations. Experimental examinations and testing of aged materials, harvested from LWRs decommissioned after 40+ years of operation, provide the basis.

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.

SMILE kicked off in January 2021. The project currently has 16 member organizations from 9 countries. The approach of SMILE and progress of the project can be found in some recent publications. 

Interested to join or to learn more about the SMILE project – contact us today!