PALLAS starts pre-qualification for Owner’s Engineer tender

8 December 2014

Press release

Petten, 8 December 2014
PALLAS starts pre-qualification for Owner’s Engineer tender

Friday December 5th the Foundation Preparation PALLAS-reactor (PALLAS) launched the pre-qualification for the appointment of an Owner’s Engineer.

The Owner’s Engineer will use its project management and nuclear expertise to support the PALLAS Design & Licensing team in selecting and managing the future Designer of the PALLAS-reactor and in providing intelligent customer capability.

The Owner’s Engineer contract is the first of three major contracts that the PALLAS Design & Licensing team will be placing. The remaining two are the Licensing Engineer and Off Plot Scope designer (LEOPS) and eventually the Designer Nuclear Island. The pre-qualification for the LEOPS tender will be launched in January 2015.

The deadline for candidates to respond to in the Owner’s Engineer pre-qualification questionnaire is 12:00 (CET) on 23 January 2015. All responses must be submitted through the Negometrix System (a digital procurement platform). Successful candidates will be sent an Invitation to Tender by PALLAS on or before 20 February 2015.

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PALLAS in brief
The Foundation Preparation PALLAS-reactor (PALLAS) aims to realise a state-of-the art multi-purpose reactor, which is suitable for producing (medical) isotopes and for supplying a wide range of irradiation services. This reactor is to replace the current High Flux Reactor (HFR) in Petten (NL).

PALLAS was founded on December 16, 2013 with the purpose to prepare a design, to obtain the necessary licenses and to assure that there are private resources available (phase 1) for the construction and commissioning (phase 2) of the PALLAS-reactor.

For the first phase the Dutch government has granted a loan of 80 million euros. The design, construction and commissioning combined will take about ten years. The lifetime of the new reactor is at least forty years.