UK firm wins Fukushima nuclear contract

British engineering and consultancy Atkins has won a contract at the Fukushima Daiichi Plant in Japan. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) awarded the contract to analyse fire hazards and assure safety […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

British engineering and consultancy Atkins has won a contract at the Fukushima Daiichi Plant in Japan.

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) awarded the contract to analyse fire hazards and assure safety at the nuclear plant.

Atkins’ Fire Hazards Analysis will involve a review of plant documentation and on-site inspections to identify fire dangers, determine consequences related to nuclear safety goals and radioactivity release to the environment.

It also will provide recommendations for fire prevention, detection and  containment.

Robert Frost, President of Atkins’ nuclear business in North America said: “We have built an excellent relationship with TEPCO in applying our expertise across the entire lifecycle of nuclear power stations to assure the safe condition of their nuclear fleet.”