For operational nuclear fleets around the world, the challenges ahead are clear:
- Extending the life of existing production facilities: multiple facilities initially designed for a 30-to-40-year operating life have been extended or are expected to be extended by one or several decades. These plant life extensions must be justified in terms of operational safety and financial viability. We can replace components and systems to sustain appropriate safety margins, in exchange for substantial investment and extensive planning on behalf of facility owners
- Improving operating performance: by harnessing the power of innovation and new digital technologies, nuclear operators can improve the operating conditions of power plants while reducing their operating costs. This applies to scheduling shutdowns for maintenance or refuelling where state-of-the-art software together with big data algorithms can produce shorter shutdowns and more electricity
- Rising to the challenges of safety, the environment and security: the safety of nuclear facilities is a priority at all times across the industry and influences a significant number of operator decisions. Highly regulated and monitored by independent authorities, security and safety standards are constantly upgraded, encouraging the industry as a whole to strive for excellence. This is reflected in the development and implementation of ever-safer systems and continuous operator training, championing best practices shared at the national and international levels.
Historically focused on supporting the commissioning and start-up of the French nuclear fleet in 1966, Assystem is now one of the two most influential nuclear engineering companies in the world.
With extensive experience in operating and maintaining the nuclear fleet, we provide our customers with a comprehensive offering:
Our expertise delivers a range of core business services for nuclear operators: general mechanics, valves, metal forging, welding, ventilation/cold groups, automation, electricity, logistics support, civil engineering, radioprotection chemistry, operating safety, fire safety, security, waste management/decommissioning, transportation, testing, etc.