Big Rig: Nuclear New Build

A Think Up Event

Two students lean over a pump as they attach a new gasket to the connection

At this Big Rig event engineering students take on the role of contractors responsible for the fit out of a new nuclear power station. Given a set of drawings and a kit of components, their challenge is to find a way to safely assemble and commission a mock up of a primary coolant loop of a pressurised water reactor. As part of their brief they must design a control and instrumentation system for the rig and develop a testing programme for their system.

The event is designed to be carried out by a mixed team of graduate and undergraduate engineers and apprentices from a range of disciplines: mechanical, electrical, nuclear and power engineering.


Aimed At
Apprentices, undergraduates and graduates from a range of related disciplines.
Further Information

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Date: To Be Arranged
Host Organisation
Bridgwater College