The "Nuclear Safety" department provides engineering services in Licensing & Safety and Probabilistic Safety Analysis.
The department is organized in four groups responsible for the following activities:
- Safety & Licensing Studies: responsible for specific technical expertise related to radiological consequences, Statistical Setpoint Studies, Internal & External Hazards assessment, Postulated Initiating Events, Safety classification of SSCs, Technical Specifications, Integrated Management Systems;
- Safety Implementation: providing the "Safety Officer" function, Development of Safety Options and Safety Requirements for new facilities, assistance to the client's nuclear licensing & permitting process;
- Safety Analysis Report: responsible for the management of the Safety Analysis Reports;
- Probability Safety Assessment - PSA (Level 1): responsible for the development and update of the PSA Level 1 models, Development of PSA methodologies (including Internal & External Events) and their application, review of PSA models, training in PSA level 1, other PSA applications.
- Safety Officer function within projects: assure the proper consideration of nuclear licensing and safety aspects in studies/projects; establish safety requirements, analyse and ensure compliance with safety requirements, organise safety reviews, contacts with Safety Authorities;
- Assistance to the client’s nuclear licensing process, including the establishment of associated documents such as PSAR and FSAR (preliminary and final safety assessment report);
- Safety analysis and assessment, e.g.: classification & qualification requirements with respect to safety functions and items important to safety, radiological consequences studies, internal and external hazards studies including definition of the load case, determination of PIE’s (postulated initiating events) and DBA’s (design basis accidents), statistical setpoint studies.