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Nuclear Energy

AFRY are pioneers in the international nuclear power industry as consultants since the 1950s

AFRY has been working in the nuclear power industry since its infancy, successfully delivering thousands of projects internationally, covering the entire life-cycle of nuclear plants.

We support our clients in the nuclear industry with a variety of consulting services, from full-service undertakings as Owner's or Lender's Engineer to highly specialised technical assignments.

Our priority is the delivery of economically successful projects for our clients, with a focus on increasing utilisation rates, improving operating availability and raising levels of safety.

We maintain the highest level of standards as dictated by the nuclear industry, characterised by our Nuclear Safety Culture Policy, and employ world-leading expert engineers.

AFRY can support all stages of a nuclear power plant project lifecycle from concept development, feasibility studies, commercial modelling and business case development, through to project development and implementation services. We support all aspects and services relating to nuclear assets, including nuclear safety, technical solutions, economics, nuclear waste management and strategic advice through licensing to construction, operation and decommissioning, in order to provide a reliable and stable electricity supply with reduced dependency on fossil fuels.

Renowned for delivering the highest levels of service, we bring deep local understanding and international expertise going back over 40 years of nuclear power generation. As a trusted partner to our clients, we believe in long term, open co-operation to assist our clients and partners to achieve their goals.

Our nuclear energy services include:

  • Concept and feasibility studies for nuclear power plants
  • Technical and commercial Due Diligence
  • Market entry strategy and business case development
  • Licensing and nuclear safety case
  • Nuclear power plant upgrades and improvements
  • Safety analyses of nuclear facilities
  • Construction services for new nuclear technologies
  • Operation and maintenance of nuclear power plants
  • Decommissioning of nuclear power plants and nuclear power reactors
  • Radioactive waste management and inventory of spent nuclear fuel
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A clean energy solution in face of climate change

At AFRY, we define clean energy as energy derived from zero-emissions sources, as well as energy saved through efficiency measures, carbon removal and storage technologies. We accept that no source of clean energy is completely emission or challenge free throughout the value chain and we take into account a balanced mix of technologies and solutions, based on the different resources and requirements in each geography.

Nuclear energy supplies approximately 10% of global electricity 1 and powers approximately 25% of the EU 2 . It is the second largest low carbon electricity source globally and makes up 40% percent of electricity with low carbon emissions in the world’s advanced economies 1 . While nuclear power offers zero carbon emissions in operation, there are challenges that require careful attention related to investment cost waste treatment as well as safety standards that have to go beyond other technologies.

Our engineering specialists provide nuclear energy services maintaining a holistic view of the shift from a largely fossil fuel based world to a clean energy world and the mix of low carbon technologies available to support that shift. Within the context of global sustainability targets and local market scenarios, our AFRY consultants take an independent, fact-based approach to identifying and supporting the right path towards a clean energy future.

As companies face the challenge of decarbonising the whole economy, across the automotive, transport and industrial sectors, our ambition at AFRY is to safeguard successful, long-term, sustainable development for our clients and for future generations.

AFRY's nuclear energy consultants implement Best Available Techniques (BAT) and a mature Nuclear Safety Culture that puts safety first and is aligned with international principles, including International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) guidelines and local regulatory regimes that require the highest safety and technical codes & standards. Our consultants are backed by market and technical expertise in renewable technologies and advanced clean energy options, such as energy storage solutions and carbon capture as well as in both legacy and modern nuclear assets, ranging from large scale nuclear to new small and advanced modular reactors (SMR/AMR). Whether you’re looking for a full scope consulting partner for a new, existing or end of life cycle nuclear asset or seeking impartial advice related to any type of clean energy investment, AFRY experts are ready to support.

Nuclear power plant with two steaming cooling towers in a blue sky.

The future of nuclear capacity in energy and transport systems

On 28 January 2021, Phil Hodges and Simon Wakter presented AFRY’s position on nuclear energy and nuclear technology and the role it will play in future energy and transport systems.

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