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Knowledge and experience sharing workshops

Licensing and regulatory oversight of new
nuclear build

Helsinki & Olkiluoto, September 2008

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The materials below were produced from workshops held on the following subjects:


  • General Overview of licensing process and regulatory oversight in the design and construction of a nuclear powerplant
  • On Nuclear Installation Safety Training Materials
  • Safety principles and requirements for new plants
  • Siting and Environmental Impact Assessment

Feasibility studies

  • Feasibility studies and Decision in Principle phase for Olkiluoto 3 regulators conclusion
  • Feasibility studies for a new NPP key issues for next reactors in Finland
  • IAEA support available for countries with limited or no experience for nuclear power plant construction

Bidding Phase

  • Bidding Phase: Interactions between STUK, TVO and potential vendors, preparatios for construction license phase

Construction License Phase - Requirements

  • Construction License phase: Requirements for documentation, review and assessment of the design
  • Construction License phase: Auditing the vendor and manufacturers
  • Construction License phase: The role of Technical Support Organisations and experimental research
  • Construction License phase: The role of probabilistic safety assessment

Construction License Phase - Review and Assessment

  • QC and regulatory oversight during manufacturing of mechanical components
  • Regulatory inspection of design documentation for structures and components
  • Licensee s QA programme and handling of non conformances
  • Experience from inspection of mechanical equipment at manufacturers┬┤ shops
  • Experience from inspections of civil works and installations on site
  • Experience from review and assessment of digital I&C systems and electrical systems
  • Construction Inspection Programme

Comissioning and Operating License

  • Preparations for Operating License process
  • Lessons learned - promotion for safety culture
  • Regulatory preparations for the next NPP project in Finland

Full workshop available on DVD upon request.

Target group: Trainers in NPP regulation and operations
Media: 10 DVDs with Video-Synchronized Power Point Presentations


The information contained in these video lectures cannot be changed or modified in any way and should serve only the purpose of promoting exchange of experience, knowledge dissemination and training in nuclear safety. The information presented does not necessarily reflect the views of the IAEA or the governments of IAEA Member States and as such is not an official record. The IAEA makes no warranties, either express or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of the information. Neither does it warrant that use of the information is free of any claims of copyright infringement. The use of particular designations of countries or territories does not imply any judgment by the IAEA as to the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries. The mention of names of specific companies or products (whether or not indicated as registered) does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of the IAEA

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