A British nuclear consultancy specialising in environment and radioactive waste management, decommissioning and safety case management is looking for partners from the EU, especially from France, who can provide complementary services and are interested in entering the UK market. The type of partnerships on offer is subcontracting and service agreements.
This North West UK based company is a specialist nuclear consultancy offering support to clients across the European nuclear estate. They offer expertise in environment and radioactive waste management, radiation physics, decommissioning and engineering, and safety case management. The company has over 20 years of experience in providing a comprehensive range of world-class nuclear safety services. They have experience in performance safety assessments for all phases of a facility’s life cycle. Their current services includes: • Safety and Risk Management- Highly renowned for services such as optioneering, hazard identification, qualitative risk assessment, safety case production, engineering and design substantiation etc. • Waste Characterisation and Decommissioning- The company has developed a ‘waste led’ approach to decommissioning and characterisation. This is proving an effective way to achieve a ‘right first time’ technical solution that achieves compliance with final disposal requirements and utilises a data quality objectives approach to providing requisite radiological and physiochemical characterisation data to support all stages of the waste management lifecycle. • Shielding and Criticality- They provide advice on cost-effective solutions for shielding design and for criticality analysis which includes radiation shielding analysis and design throughout the nuclear fuel cycle, source and nuclide inventory specification, radiation protection etc. • Environment and Radioactive Waste Management- The core capabilities they possess in this segment are decommissioning strategy and planning, environmental impact assessment, land quality assessment, radioactive waste compliance assessment. • Nuclear Fuels- The have a broad and in-depth perspective of the issues associated with the management of spent irradiated fuel and the technical solutions to these challenges. Since the 1990s the UK has reduced its reliance on nuclear power. With safety and technology advances, coupled with the requirement to meet CO2 reduction targets a number of UK nuclear energy projects have recently been announced. The company is working closely with most of the major players in the nuclear industry. They are currently looking to augment their portfolio by collaborating with organisations which can provide complementary services to the nuclear industry and would like to enter in the UK via subcontracting and service agreements.
Innovations and advantages
The company has over 20 years of experience in providing a comprehensive range of world-class nuclear safety services. They have experience in performance safety assessments for all the phases of a facility’s life cycle, from feasibility studies and concept selection, through preliminary and detailed design, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance, modifications and decommissioning. They have around 100 consultants located within the UK or seconded on-site within their clients’ premises. They have working relationship with most of the major nuclear industry players due to their ability to form multi-discipline project teams at short notice, which enables them to respond rapidly to the needs of their clients. In the past they have provided decommissioning planning support to EDF NNB Genco for Hinkley point C and also provided environmental support to the sellafield ltd. project.
10001005 Radiation Protection
10002007 Environmental Engineering / Technology
10002012 Remediation of Contaminated Sites
10003005 Radioactive Waste
Market application codes
09003005 Consulting services
Area of partner's activity
The company is looking to forge partnerships with organisations, especially from France, which are looking to enter into the UK market and can offer complementary services mainly in the area of civil engineering, intelligent command and control (IC&C), neutronics etc. Nevertheless, the company is also open to potential interests from other EU countries. The main reason for collaboration is EDF has announced two new nuclear power plants in the UK and the UK company is interested to go into the bid by adding the above mentioned services in their portfolio. Preferably, the potential partner should be of the same size in terms of turnover and number of employees. The partnership envisaged are subcontracting and service agreements and the role of the partner would be to work together with the local company on the nuclear projects in the UK. In the longer term the UK consultancy also anticipates expanding into the potential partner market.