The robot was used for EDF’s laser cutting operations in the reactor vessel of the Superphenix fast neutron reactor, which is currently being dismantled at Creys-Malville in France.

Equipped with a robotic arm, the CHARLI is small remote-operated vehicle (ROV) primarily designed to move around inside confined pipework structures and also withstand very harsh environments with high levels of radiation and temperatures, as well as the presence of sodium, aerosols, and argon.

The robotic arm in turn is fitted with a laser cutting head and multiple vision cameras.

Arvea provides an array of advanced solutions in the field of nuclear decommissioning, such as decontamination, waste management, logistics, storage, and processing of used fuel.