Studsvik is launching SMILE (Studsvik Material Integrity Life Extension), a project that will support Light Water Reactor (LWR) 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 program is planned to start in 2020 including material harvesting from Swedish power plants.

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.