NucAdvisor is a private and independent consulting company that was established in Courbevoie (France).
The company was founded and is managed by a group of prominent executives (“expert founders”) from the European nuclear industry. These executives have been in the industry for a long time and possess worldwide experience in the domains of nuclear matters, technology and education.
Ingérop, a French private engineering group is the minority shareholder (35%) and the privileged partner of NucAdvisor for marketing, commercial activities, operations and implementation of contracts. This partnership allows NucAdvisor to provide customers with experienced engineering competences and teams whose size and skills are adapted to suit client needs. A key benefit for any client working with NucAdvisor is the ability of its founders to mobilize up to about 150 nuclear experts and specialists in different countries.
NucAdvisor is fully independent and has no links with any governmental agency, utility or vendor and this provides assurance to its clients that no conflict of interest issues will arise. However, NucAdvisor does maintain close relationships with the international nuclear community including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), lead Safety Agencies, engineers and nuclear experts around the world so as to enable it to offer its clients the best services and state-of-the-art systems.
The company provides advisory services and expertise, technical and financial assistance, training and engineering services for clients in the nuclear sector, according to three business lines: newcomers, nuclear clients decommissioning.
NucAdvisor targets its services to new entrants (countries) to the nuclear sector including clients who are constructing nuclear research reactors and/or civil nuclear plants for power and associated civil infrastructures.
Specifically, in that domain, NucAdvisor’s main activity is to provide owner’s engineer services to countries that have decided, or are considering joining the sector. The company supports clients during phases 1 and 2 of the IAEA Milestones process in the development of civil nuclear power. These services are provided and carried out in compliance with international nuclear rules and the requirements of the IAEA.
Since its creation in May 2009, NucAdvisor has been in contact (prospection and visits, EOI, tenders or contracts) with 36 countries emerging to nuclear energy or willing to develop it. NucAdvisor has been directly involved, or has evaluated the setting up of nuclear power programs in a dozen among these countries which embarked in such a policy during the last three years: Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Kuwait, UAE, Jordan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya and also Bulgaria, Lithuania and Poland in Europe.
Basically this provides NucAdvisor with an important feedback on the challenges and difficulties faced by these countries in setting up their nuclear programs and on the main drivers of the Nuclear Renaissance as far as it concerned newcomers.
NucAdvisor provides “ already nuclear clients “ with high level expertise and advice related to new projects , feasibility studies ,market studies economic and financial assistance , technical assessment and audit , etc... These services are largely provided to industrial companies, manufacturers of nuclear equipment and nuclear services companies that require technical expertise or a strategic advisor in business development.
Clients are mainly located in EU (France, Spain, Germany and Belgium) and Japan. Projects are related to feasibility studies for new generation reactors (4th generation prototypes Astrid and Allegro, and Small Modular Reactor FlexBlue), technical assistance and due diligence for M&A opportunities, technical survey of safety systems, analysis of regulatory and legal nuclear frameworks, technical assessments , market studies, financial and governance analysis , business and operation modeling .
Finally, NucAdvisor has extended its owner’s engineer services and advice to decommissioning and dismantling through adapted partnerships in Italy, Germany, Belgium and Spain.
In particular, NucAdvisor believes that decommissioning and dismantling of nuclear facilities has become a very fragmented industry, thus making the costs of such operations quite high. NucAdvisor has developed tools to substantially improve the cost to benefit ratios of decommissioning activities. Such tools are based on a very comprehensive study of radiological level and better ways to manage those over the shorter time frame possible.