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28 November 2022

TÜV SÜD Nuclear Technologies Leads Consortium in Successful Office for Nuclear Regulation Bid

The ATLAS Alliance, which is led by TÜV SÜD Nuclear Technologies, has been awarded an important four-year contract by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR). The alliance was set up to address the requirements of the ONR Technical Support Framework Agreement and is a strong consortium of companies providing highly specialised engineering and technical services.

TÜV SÜD Nuclear Technologies are leading the alliance whose core members are TÜV SÜD, Capgemini, GRS and Corporate Risk Associates Ltd (CRA). We have also identified a number of additional companies who will provide specialist support to the ATLAS Alliance bringing additional capacity and strengthening the capability offered by the core companies during the framework agreement.

The group consists of a highly experienced network of professionals whose careers have revolved around nuclear safety, assurance and the establishment of a nuclear safety culture across the entire nuclear lifecycle from new build through to decommissioning. TÜV SÜD staff have the role of Technical Lead in a range of areas including:

  • Chemistry
  • Criticality
  • Leadership and Management of Safety
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Radiological Protection & Emergency Preparedness
  • Radwaste Management & Decommissioning
  • Protective Security
  • Cyber Security

The alliance also covers other engineering and technical services such as:

  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Human Factors
  • Internal Hazards
  • Probabilistic Safety Assessment
  • Safeguards
  • Structural Integrity

Each of the 4 core members of the ATLAS Alliance have long standing relationships with the ONR and have been involved in projects in support of the ONR through the previous framework arrangement that delivered approx. £4M worth of technical support to the ONR.

Dr Karen Hildred, Technical Director, at TÜV SÜD said:

“The award of this bid shows that ONR have confidence and trust in our technical capabilities and ability to deliver complex technical services at a high standard. This is a great achievement for TÜV SÜD and gives us the chance to collaborate with the other consortium members in ensuring the safety and security of the UK nuclear industry.”

TÜV SÜD are a trusted provider of solutions that optimise the safe and secure operations of nuclear plants. TÜV SÜD have highly qualified experts in numerous international markets which means they can offer in-depth local knowledge and best practices. With their one-stop services along the entire plant life cycle, TÜV SÜD support the nuclear industry with knowledge of the latest legal and regulatory requirements for safe and secure operation and decommissioning of nuclear plants.

Find out more about our nuclear services.

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