In The News (2011)

September, 2011
RV Internals Segmentation Equipment Ships Out

During the month of September in 2011, equipment designed by the PlantD team was complete and ready for mockup testing. This equipment will be used to segment two Westinghouse PWR reactor internals at a commercial nuclear power plant. PlantD joined with the machine builder and the field service company to form a team that is probably unmatched in the industry today.

The PlantD team has been designing machines to modify and/or cut up Westinghouse (W), Combustion Engineering (C-E), General Electric (GE) and Babcock and Wilcox (B&W) nuclear reactors, reactor internals, and steam generators since the early 1980's. We currently offer turnkey machines from concept to mockup testing and training.

Our design staff has worked with virtually all cutting technologies used in nuclear D&D: Milling, Sawing, Drilling, Cold Cutting, Grinding, Plasma, Oxy-fuel Thermal Cutting, Abrasive Water Jet (AWJ), Diamond Wire Sawing, Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), Metal or Mechanical Disintegration Machining (MDM), and Laser Cutting. We can give you the advantages and disadvantages of each for a specific cutting application.

Please contact us for more details. Thank you -


March, 2011
Waste Management WM2011

At the WM2011 show, added a bubbling water display. One of our remote, underwater grippers was displayed in a 7-foot (2-meter) tall aquarium. Thank you to everyone that stopped by our booth and we hope to see you next year.


February, 2011
PlantD supporting the Zion Station Decommissioning

The group has been contracted by Zion Solutions (part of Energy Solutions) to provide support for the decommissioning activities at Zion Nuclear Power Station.

The office is located in Lake Villa, Illinois and approximately 15 miles away from the Zion power plant (ZNPS).

Please contact us for more information on this.


January, 2011
Humboldt Bay Unit-3 Decommissioning was invited to Humboldt Bay to present our ideas for segmenting the reactor vessel. Current plans for PG&E are to remove and ship the vessel without size reduction, but a segmenting approach is being considered.

(Later note: as of June 2011, the unique PlantD segmentation approach had been incorporated into the RFQ released by PG&E).

January, 2011
New Booth Location at Waste Management Symposia WM2011 will have a new booth location at the Waste Management 2011 Symposia. We will be at Booth #706 located next to the Energy Solutions booth by Lounge Area C. The WM2011 exhibition hall will be open Sunday February 27 through March 2, 2011 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona.

Please stop by and say hello!

Please contact us for more information.

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