Tecnatom is an engineering company specialising in the operation and maintenance of nuclear power plants. The company's main activities include component inspection and structural integrity services, training of operation and maintenance personnel, nuclear power plant operational support, engineering assistance, equipment supply, long term operation and decommissioning.
Inspection services: Full capabilities to perform the automated NDT inspection of all the areas of reactor pressure vessels, fuel elements, steam generators, heat exchangers and other relevant plant components such as piping and turbines. Our in-house technology and capabilities allow for the development of advanced inspection solutions adapted to any specific client needs and requirements.
Tecnatom designs and manufactures inspection systems for a wide variety of applications, including manipulators for non-destructive testing (NDT) sensors and associated electronic control, as well as NDT instruments. We have developed systems for inspection of critical nuclear components (reactor vessels, steam generators, piping, nozzles or vessel penetrations); nuclear fuel (fresh and spent), as well as large and complex aerospace components.
Tecnatom provides the following NTD equipment/services:
We can also help with the development and implementation of inspection procedures and integration of new technologies into existing processes.
Tecnatom offers a broad range of advanced testing services for condition assessment or condition monitoring of different nuclear power plant components. These include:
Our capabilities and experience in this area also allow for the implementation of other specialised testing requirements for our clients.
Tecnatom offers engineering support for both existing and new advanced nuclear power plant projects. Engineering support services cover:
Our integrated and high-value technical solutions have a special emphasis on supporting plant asset management and long-term operation (LTO) programmes.
Tecnatom provides comprehensive training services for the global nuclear industry through a team of 160 professional instructors specialising in generation II, III and IV nuclear reactor technologies.
Support services for the operation of nuclear power plants that we provide include:
More than 30 years of experience accumulated in simulation, operational support and human factors engineering (HFE) has enabled Tecnatom to develop its own technology to provide the best solutions in training and nuclear power plant simulation.
Tecnatom has carried out projects in 30 countries around the world, including the design and supply of advanced control rooms and full scope simulators for 15 nuclear power plants in China, Taiwan, Argentina and Brazil.
We also specialise in control room modernisation, leading instrumentation & control (I&C) projects and designing and implementing new computerised operating support systems.
Tecnatom was set up in 1957 as an engineering company in Spain. Today, the business group has subsidiaries in USA, France, Brazil, Mexico, Arab Emirates and China. Tecnatom carries out activities in several sectors, including energy, oil & gas, petrochemical, transport and aerospace.
The company is also deeply involved in the construction of advanced nuclear power plants (including AP1000, ESBWR, ABWR, APR-1400 and PHWR designs). In addition, Tecnatom is actively involved in nuclear fusion and research reactors via the ITER Project, the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF) in Japan and the Jules Horowitz research reactor (JHR) in France.