Nuclear Energy

WSP provides services for nuclear energy projects including new build, radioactive waste management and decommissioning, quality services, nuclear technology, and environmental and planning services.

WSP has extensive experience in new build, radioactive waste management, quality services and nuclear technology. We also provide a wide range of environmental and planning services on nuclear projects.

We work for vendors, utilities, banks and other lenders, regulators and government departments and agencies. This extends to economics and concept work supporting the whole case for nuclear, technology assessments for small modular reactors, and civil design and environmental appraisal for new nuclear projects in the UK and the Middle East.

WPS is an accredited Independent Third Party Inspection Authority (ITPIA). Since 1991, we have had a fleet wide Inspection and Quality Assurance Framework Agreement with EDF covering project quality management, supplier oversight and Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) Notified Body support.

Our practice areas include:

  • Economic Appraisal

  • Site Selection

  • Feasibility Studies and Concept Design

  • Technology Analysis and Criteria Development

  • Planning

  • Advisory Services

  • Design Verification

  • Lender’s Engineer/Due Diligence

  • Quality Services

  • Environmental Approvals and Management

  • Civil and Structural Design and Stability Analysis

  • Geotechnical and geological engineering

  • Project Development

  • Planning and Permitting

  • Site Characterization

  • Project Management

  • Preliminary Engineering and Design

  • Environmental Assessment, Surveys and Permitting

  • Planning and Support on Development Consent Orders

  • Resource Assessment and Energy Forecasts

  • ALARP Studies


  • Civil Design and Surveillance

  • Tender Package and Selection Process

  • Detailed Engineering for Construction

  • Owner’s Engineer

  • Independent Third-Party Design Review

  • Construction Management (EPCM)

  • Commissioning, Testing and Start-Up

  • Flood Risk, Coastal Protection and Beach Management


  • Project Quality Management (QA/QC)

  • Supplier Oversight

  • Risk-Based Auditing

  • Environmental Monitoring

  • Performance Assessment

  • Condition Assessment 


  • Advisory Services and Project Risk Review 

  • Independent Engineer Services

  • Technical Due Diligence Analysis