nuclear power plants

Nuclear

Supporting you in France and abroad for an efficient and safe nuclear industry

 

According to the International Energy Agency, global nuclear-generated electricity capacity should increase by nearly 60% by 2040, avoiding the global equivalent of four years' CO2 emissions. Nuclear energy is one of the means of generating electricity capable not only of replacing fossil fuels with low-carbon energy but also satisfying the demand for electricity by providing the basic load.

 
Apave and its experts can help you control your risks on a daily basis.

Your challenges related

to risk management

Your challenges related to human risks

  • The safety of your employees and staff working on site
  • Training teams on specific risks


  Your challenges related to technical risks

  • Maximum safety and security: compliance with regulations (technical and environmental) and ever stricter levels of safety and security
  • The qualification of your equipment to meet current codes and standards
  • Maintenance of your equipment to extend its service life

 

Your challenges related to environmental risks

  • Reducing environmental impact during dismantling
  • Guarantee of monitoring, traceability and waste classification 

Your challenges related to Digital and Technological risks

  • Incorporating a predictive model into the maintenance of your equipment
  • Integration of follow-ups and results of conformity assessments in BIM and digital twins (generation 4, SMR and ITER)

 

By controlling all these risks, businesses in the energy sector will be able to develop new, more environmentally-friendly and more decarbonised production and consumption systems worldwide, to contribute to tomorrow's world.


NO SAFETY, NO SUSTAINABLE PROGRESS

Did you know?

In France, nuclear power is the leading source of electricity generation and consumption. It comes from 56 reactors with different power outputs forming a generating base spread across the whole of France.

The complete Apave offer

to meet your challenges

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  • Efficient support through technical and regulatory experience in applying codes and standards and sites
  • International experience: England, Finland, Japan, China, South Korea, India, Russia
  • Expertise covering the entire life cycle of nuclear facilities (design, construction, tests, operation, modifications, renovation and dismantling) with a team of more than 500 engineers and experts dedicated to the nuclear sector

You are

a contracting authority or project manager

nuclear power plants

Your challenge: to construct or dismantle nuclear facilities safely, within deadlines, while meeting the required quality on such facilities

  • Facility integrity management
  • NCI®: Inspection of structures
  • BIM: Building Information Modelling
  • Monitoring using drones
  • Inspection of civil engineering structures
  • Analysis of accidental risks, durability, calculations, assistance selecting reference standards, etc.
  • Technical inspection during construction (CTC)
  • Risk prevention, health & safety: Safety and health protection coordination assignments, HIRA tool (Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment), Monitoring lockouts, signage, ETI, etc., NPHS®: Integrated risk prevention system for health and safety on nuclear construction sites
  • Audit of your environment: Fire, ATEX, Asbestos, Noise, Emissions, etc.
  • Training: CACES [plant operation] accreditation, Work at height, H&SW, trades, etc.
  • Support for ageing facilities: Check the ageing of concrete, extend the operating life, monitor work sites and their environment.

You are

a designer, manufacturer or operator

nuclear power plants

Your challenge: to control risks by qualifying and manufacturing your equipment to meet current codes and standards

  • Qualification of equipment with our subsidiary Sopemea: qualification plan & strategy; mechanical, climatic and electromagnetic tests
  • Compliance assessment:  Design, Risk analysis, Design calculations, Construction codes, Quality system, etc.
  • Initial & periodic regulatory inspections:  Pressurised nuclear equipment, electricity, lifting, etc.
  • Risk management: Optimisation, regulatory requirements, earthquake, test procedures, etc.
  • Non-destructive inspections and tests: Procedures & Qualification and US inspections on site
  • Procurement monitoring:  N1, N2 & N3 qualified equipment, on behalf of the designer (2nd Party), on behalf of the safety authority (Third Party), AIA (ASME Authorised Inspection Agency)
  • Training: Codes: RCC & ASME series

You work on

or operate a nuclear facility

nuclear power plants

Your challenge: to qualify people and systems, to strive for excellence through external expert support.

  • Certification: System (ISO 9001 / ISO 19443), Environment (ISO 14001), Health & Safety at Work (ISO 45001), Human (skills), Equipment (Qualification via CbyApave)
  • Training: work on nuclear facilities (CSQ, HN, RP, etc.), radiation protection, construction codes (RCC & ASME)
  • Quality Monitoring: Quality Control process and process monitoring
  • Technical support: Supplier audit and qualification, diagnostics & obsolescence, systems & techniques audit, dismantling studies
  • Maintenance support: MAINTA software (CMMS), calculations (residual life, NDT, etc.), malfunction

Why choose

Apave?

Confidence

Independent third party body working for an even safer industry

Expertise

The skills of our field teams. Knowledge of technical and environmental regulations

Commitment

Provide a response targeting industrial efficiency and process digitisation

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