Our experience in the Nuclear industry spans over 50 years, providing full lifecycle support to nuclear energy, defence nuclear and civil nuclear customers. We support everything from fuel production through to new-build, construction, operation, waste management and decommissioning.
Firstly its nuclear energy strategy - to transition to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 - as well as its defence strategy, with its Continuous At Sea Deterrent (CASD) nuclear deterrent programme.
The UK generates about 20% of its electricity from nuclear, but almost half of current capacity is to be retired by 2025 (World Nuclear Association).
The UK government has clearly presented its policy priorities for UK energy which has included the phasing out of coal-fired generation, building new gas-fired plants, focusing on offshore wind and a much greater reliance on nuclear power.
The UK is already constructing the first of a new generation of nuclear plants at Hinkley Point C and has a roadmap to support and extend the life of a number of UK reactors.
Alongside this, advanced nuclear technologies have an important role to play in support of the UK Government's Ten Point Plan, with funds for Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and Advanced Modular Reactors (AMRs) being invested giving the UK an alternative to more conventional nuclear power stations, with both being smaller and less capital intensive in terms of their production.
The United Kingdom’s (UK) nuclear deterrent protects against the most extreme threats to our nation’s way of life, both now and in the future, providing the ultimate guarantee to our national security.
The nuclear deterrent, currently carried by the Royal Navy’s Vanguard Class submarines, forms the cornerstone to maintain the safety and security of its citizens. Capula actively support projects involved in Vanguards successor, HMS Dreadnought, which is due to enter service in the early 2030s, with work being undertaken in partnership with BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, AWE and Babcock.
We are supporting the evolution of the Nuclear sector from nuclear generation through to defence and civil nuclear.
We support critical projects that continue to position nuclear power as a key aspect of the UK's strategy to achieve net-zero.
As a leading industrial automation and control systems integrator for digital solutions and services, we support the full lifecycle of nuclear energy, providing turnkey solutions that include FEED studies, design, qualification, manufacture, test and commissioning.
Our proven experience includes providing critical support to nuclear projects for the optimisation or life extension of existing sites, as well as supporting some of the UK’s high-profile, new-build projects including Hinkley Point C.
We are also supporting advanced nuclear technology projects such as ITER, one of the most ambitious energy projects in the world today, advancing fusion science and preparing the way for the fusion power plants of tomorrow.
We continue to apply our nuclear expertise to both the defence and civil nuclear sectors.
We support a wide range of mission critical programmes that optimise efficiency and performance whilst enabling regulatory compliance with environmental, safety and quality standards, all balanced against operational need.
We are transforming the Nuclear Sector through the application of innovative digital technologies, backed by our trusted and proven experience of bridging the gap between Operational Technologies (OT) and Information Technologies (IT).
Our Technology bridge approach is designed to help optimise both legacy and new technology, capitalise on valuable unused data, and increase visibility of key performance indicators.
Helping to increase efficiency and performance, we utilise the very latest technology and building on a foundation of over 50 years operational experience.
We understand the evolving needs of the nuclear sector, and have significant experience of the regulatory and compliance demands placed on it.
At every step you can be assured that our services are strengthened by the experience we have of ensuring compliance with all regulatory authorities as well as nuclear and conventional safety standards.
We are recognised for our delivery of functional safety systems that have been engineered to IEC61508/IEC61511 and have a Functional Safety Management System that has been independently assessed by SIRA to the CASS accreditation for IEC61508 (Up to SIL3).
We also comply with RCC-E qualification standards, QC Grade 1, and have delivered many projects to individual customers bespoke specifications and type registrations.