Appointment of the Designer of the Nuclear Island. Pre-Qualification Document
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Confidential Appointment of the Designer of the Nuclear Island Pre-Qualification Document PART I: INTRODUCTION AND GENERAL INFORMATION The Foundation Preparation PALLAS Reactor (PALLAS) is pleased to invite Candidates to pre-qualify as part of the selection process for the appointment of the Designer of the Nuclear Island (DNI) for the new PALLAS Reactor. This PQD provides further information about the DNI role and defines the responses required from Candidates wishing to qualify for the Tender Phase of the selection process. Your responses will be assessed so that PALLAS can determine which Candidates should proceed to the Tender Phase which forms the second and final part of the DNI selection process. The aim of the Pre-Qualification Phase is to thoroughly evaluate and examine the capability, competence, experience, resources and systems of Candidates. This PQD defines the response required from your company during the Pre-Qualification Phase of the selection process. 2 General Information PALLAS aims to design and build a state of the art nuclear reactor, which is suitable for producing medical and industrial radio isotopes and for conducting nuclear technology research. This reactor is to replace the current High Flux Reactor (HFR) in Petten (NL). PALLAS was originally set up as a single project organisation within NRG (the operator and licensee of the HFR). As of December 16, 2013 the project was incorporated in an independent foundation, the Foundation Preparation Pallas reactor. The objectives of PALLAS are to prepare a design, to obtain the necessary licenses and to assure that there are private resources available for the construction and commissioning of the PALLAS Reactor (stage 1). The actual construction and commissioning of the PALLAS Reactor will take place during stage 2. Subsequently, the operation of the PALLAS Reactor will commence (stage 3). For the first stage the Dutch government has granted a loan of 80 million euros. The design, construction and commissioning combined will take about ten years. PALLAS is expected to be commercially financed and privately owned and operated (from stage 2). In the past NRG had commenced a competition for a new reactor (EC Tender No. 2007/S 186-226734). Unfortunately this Tender had to be discontinued in early 2010 due to lack of funding.