Starting in 1983, Nuclear Energy Consultants Inc., (NEC) provided a broad spectrum of technical services to nearly all commercial nuclear power plants in the United States, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Department of Energy (DOE), various nuclear engineering companies and nuclear law firms.
The scope of NEC's expertise and services included the following: - Regulatory, licensing and compliance, including advanced reactors - Design, construction, startup, operation, maintenance and quality assurance - Procedures, programs and policy development and upgrade - Electrical, mechanical, nuclear, and chemical engineering. NEC's engineering and professional engineering services were provided at the client's site, client’s corporate offices, or in NEC's offices, as appropriate for each project.NEC provided the organization and management support as necessary for the project. NEC also provided its services on a basis ranging from fixed price for defined deliverables to staff augmentation working directly for the client. NEC's services have been cost effective because NEC's staff was:
- Experienced in the management, technical and regulatory aspects of commercial nuclear power plants.
- Technically qualified and experienced in the specific areas eliminating the need for training at the clients' expense.
- Experienced in resource allocation, cost control and analysis, and performance monitoring.
NEC's managers recognized that the only acceptable level of performance is in time, within budget and of high quality.
NEC provided innovative, high quality services in areas which included the following: MANAGEMENT SERVICES Strategic Planning New Site and Organizational Development Management and Organizational Staffing Nuclear Oversight Services Plant Betterment Evaluations Performance Improvement Programs Rate Case and Litigation Technical Management Support
REGULATORY, LICENSING & COMPLIANCE Design Certification Services Early Site Permit Support COLA Preparation and Support Power Uprate Services Plant Life Extension Services Regulatory Support Services Licensing and Compliance Services Technical Specifications PRA Applications
ENGINEERING SERVICES Systems Engineering Root Cause Analysis Configuration Control/Management Remote Shutdown Capability Studies Plant Design Change Packages/Preparation Bid Specification Development and Procurement Analog, Digital and Logic Circuit Analyses Computer Software Development Fire Protection Engineering Mechanical Design Electrical Design Civil/Structural Design Reactor Engineering Equipment Qualification (Electrical & Mechanical) Hydrogen Water Chemistry Independent Safety Review Engineering Power Uprate and Plant Life Extension Program Plant Systems Lay-up Spent Fuel Storage Probabilistic Risk Assessments Independent Design Verification Environmental Engineering Computer‑Aided Design Technical Writing/Editing and Drafting
OPERATIONS Operations Procedures (all types) ISI/IST Programs Outage and Restart Support Chemistry and Health Physics System Lay-up Scram/Trip Reduction Spent Fuel Storage
MAINTENANCE Maintenance Procedures (All types) Preventive Maintenance Programs Performance & Reliability Programs Spare Parts Program Development I&C Calculations & Set Point Methodology Outage Work Planning/Scheduling Maintenance Work Planning and Scheduling
Classroom and Simulator (SAT) Training Materials Development (Lesson Plans, Exam Question Bank) INPO Accreditation Evaluation Services
QUALITY ASSURANCE AND QUALITY CONTROL Design and Licensing QA/QC As‑Built" Design Consistency Reviews Vendor Audits Internal Audits EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Program Development Procedure Development Drill Scenario Development