The preparation for decommissioning is a key issue for an Owner for successful decommissioning project. All units have specific features which need to be addressed for preparatory measures. Similarly as in all nuclear projects, licensing has important role in preparation and execution of nuclear decommissioning projects. Clearly defined, smooth and effective licensing process is an essential foundation for safe, cost-efficient and on-time execution of the project.
During the preparatory actions all required safety functions are also established and redefined for different phases of nuclear decommissioning project. Plant safety functions will be updated to correspond the new facility state during the implementation. Successfully defined safety functions allow reclassification of systems, structures and components of the facility and hence also more efficient project execution without compromising safety.
Fortum’s approach to the preparation is to make licensing strategy development as early as possible, as it creates the boundaries for the whole decommissioning project. Fortum has the capability to support all pre-decommissioning activities to achieve timely and cost effective project execution.
Our services include for instance:
- Licensing strategy and licensing plans
- Site optimisation and modifications
- Preparation of DSAR and other decommissioning licensing documentation
- Safety engineering, including determination of facility’s safety functions and defining the basis for classification of SSCs.
- Safety analyses
- Site clearance planning and licensing