UK: At NNB Genco, managing the supply chain for major nuclear new-build projects
In Great Britain, NNB GenCo, an EDF Energy and Centrica joint venture, is responsible for delivering the new nuclear power plant programs. Its Quality Control department entrusted Oxand UK with a specific mission: to provide a support tool for evaluating the supply chain that will be involved in the design and construction of the future EPR reactors at Hinkley Point and Sizewell.
Oxand’s solution integrates data from quality standards, (ISO 9001, IAEA GS-R-3…), nuclear design and construction codes (ETC-C, RCC-M…) and NBB’s own specifications, and provides a classification and evaluation of supply chain risks.
The experts responsible for service-provider selection and qualification will have a valuable decision-making aid at their disposal, which will also allow them to make efficient use of previous experience and to perpetuate knowledge acquired. (2012)