Nuclearis has announced the launch of a solution to monitor the supply chain of nuclear power plants on the blockchain.
The solution is powered by the Bitcoin-based blockchain RSK, with support and advice from IOV Labs with its RSK Infrastructure Framework (RIF), and will track supply chain documents.
Nuclearis is a company founded in 2009 that develops automated production processes, devices and equipment for the nuclear industry.
It is based in Argentina, with offices also in the United States and China, and is working with Argentina’s Atucha I, Atucha II and Embalse power plants.
The company’s development team has already used RSK’s core network to upload and authenticate documents from its first supplier, but future plans include opening up to other players in the nuclear industry.
The blockchain-based solution is called NuclearisTrack, and will record document hashes on RSK’s blockchain to ensure there are no alterations between the time of shipment and arrival.
In fact, in the nuclear energy sector the irregularity of the documents, or even their falsification, can have far-reaching negative effects.
The maintenance and construction of nuclear power plants require the production of millions of parts all over the world and, as required by international authorities, suppliers must prepare appropriate documentation to ensure the traceability of all data relating to the production process. By using RSK, this data can no longer be altered, lost or falsified after delivery.
There are currently over 440 nuclear power plants in operation worldwide, and a further 150 reactors could be built in the next 30 years. For this reason Nuclearis is developing protocols and services called “NuclearTech” to give confidence to operators in the sector, and to those involved in other critical processes.
The CTO of Nuclearis, Sebastian Martinez, said:
“The ability to verify the authenticity of manufacturing documentation has enormous potential, not only in the nuclear industry but also in other high security fields that could benefit from such a tool. We may ultimately see the first nuclear reactor built entirely with the help of this digital technology”.
The CEO of IOV Labs, Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar, commented:
“The immutability and security that blockchain provides is of the most importance for the nuclear industry. We are very excited about Nuclearis’ solution in that industry and thrilled they have chosen RSK blockchain and RSK Infrastructure Framework (RIF) technologies for its development”.