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Brokk机器人用于日本福岛核电站


Brokk, the world´s leading manufacturer of remote controlled demolition machines, is
delivering robots to Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. The first task for the machines is to
provide access to highly contaminated areas and clean up contamination. “One key
difference between Brokk’s demolition robots and other robots currently on site is that our
machines are capable of carrying out multiple different and tougher tasks, such as tearing
down concrete structures and take care of heavier contaminated materials” says Martin
Krupicka CEO of Brokk.


The first contact with Brokk and its Japanese partner BGE Company Ltd was taken soon after
the accident at Fukushima, as Brokk demolition robots are known globally for
decommissioning and material handling in radioactive environments. Brokk has since then
had staff in place in Japan to better understand the situation and the challenges in detail. The
first Brokk machine, delivered in middle of April, will be used to get inside one of the most
damaged reactors. The last month has been a very intense time for Brokk’s staff and its
subcontractors in order to be able to deliver the machines in a very short period of time. With
the ongoing crisis at Fukushima, every day saved has been of high value. Brokk staff is
currently present in Japan to provide training on the machines and their capabilities to the
local operators.


Brokk has successfully delivered robots for demolition, decommissioning and disposal of
radioactive material to the nuclear industry for over twenty years, including to the USA,
France, Great Britain, Russia and Japan. Brokk machines have for example been used for
decommissioning and cleanup at Chernobyl in Urkraine. “Brokk was chosen for this
extremely challenging work by Taisei Corp, which works for TEPCO at Fukushima, because
of our extensive experience in the nuclear industry. Today we have over two hundred
machines at various nuclear sites worldwide” says Mike Evans, Head of Nuclear at Brokk.
 

Brokk has proven and tested products and solutions after having delivered more than 5,000
demolition robots worldwide for the past 30 years. The Brokk machines can also be equipped
with a variety of tools, making them the real multipurpose machines.
This past Monday, a second shipment of three Brokk machines took place using a specially
chartered flight from Luleå Airport in northern Sweden. These machines were all designed
and modified to handle the extreme situation and the high radiation at the Fukushima site.
Among other things, the machines will be operated from a control room located as far as one
kilometer fom the reactors. Currently, the machines are expected to be working onsite at
Fukushima within the next few weeks.

地震和海啸引起日本福岛核电站发生核泄漏事故,事故现场放射性很高,需要进行大量清理现场和放射性废物处置作业,日本紧急定购4台Brokk机器人用于事故现场。

为了满足用户的要求,Brokk公司紧急为福岛生产了四台机器人,一台Brokk90机器人于四月中旬到达现场,现正用于损毁最严重的反应堆内。两台Brokk330D和一台Brokk800机器人已于五月二日包机空运日本。

不同于其他的侦防探测机器人,Brokk机器人可以携带不同的工具头在高放射性条件下进行现场清理和废物处置,可以完成重型的清理、退役和救援作业,大大加快事故处理进度,减少对人员的辐射伤害。

做为世界专业的机器人生产厂家,Brokk已经为世界核工业提供了二百多台机器人用于放射性废物的回取、处置和核设施退役和救援。相信这次福岛核电站事故中,Brokk机器人将发挥巨大的作用。

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