Finnish collaboration for leadership and management programs in nuclear and radiological safety and security
Platom and Omnia Education Partnerships (OEP) have partnered to offer unique training programs combining nuclear and radiological expertise and competency-based leadership and management training.
Financial Statement: Strong revenue growth and improvement of profitability
Revenue was 3.5 (2.2) MEUR, growing by 55.9 % compared to H1/2019.
Operating margin was 490 (-48) kEUR, which equals 14.0 % (-2.1 %) of revenue.
Training course on updated Finnish Regulatory Guides (YVL) on nuclear safety and security (in Finnish)
The registration has been opened to the Platom’s training course on the STUK YVL Guides. The training will be arranged in Finnish on Thursday 8.10.2020.
Finnish Nuclear Science and Technology Symposium 2019
Platom participated in the second Finnish Nuclear Science and Technology Symposium, arranged in Helsinki on October 30th – 31st, 2019. This was our second participation and the second time in a row that we won the award for best presentation, this time carried out by Kirsi Hassinen, our Business Unit Manager for Licencing, Qualification and Authority Requirements. The previous time, the award was won by our lead expert in Radioactive Waste Management and Technical Licensing Support, Tero Lytsy (2016).
Outlook on the Status of New Nuclear
In order to achieve both national and international climate goals, many countries consider adding nuclear power to their energy palette. Today, there are operating nuclear power plants in 30 countries around the world and around half of these have plans to expand their existing fleets. Out of the 55 nuclear power plants under construction, a significant portion is being built in countries that already have operating nuclear power plants. Nuclear new builds have shifted from the West to the East, with a majority of the new builds being constructed or planned in China, India, and Russia.
Platom Ltd. participating in the Expo 2020 Dubai
In 2020 United Arab Eirates will host the next World Expo in Dubai, one of the fastest growing technology capitals of the world. The Dubai Expo Fair will start in October 2020 and countries throughout the world are represented. Dubai and the whole UAE have been preparing for Dubai Expo 2020 for several yeas already, and on-going projects in the region include the construction of the entire Expo area, a whole new metro line and several new architectural wonders.
Reactor Physics, the Core Business at NPP
What differentiates nuclear power plants from others is that primary energy release takes place by fission reactions. Although other types of reactors exist, the vast majority of today’s commercial NPPs use solid state nuclear fuel to heat fluid that finally causes ordinary steam to turn a turbo-generator set.
(Hu)man in the loop
As we know, technology is “hard” and human behaviour is “soft”. In the following text, I try to review few essential points about how interaction between soft and hard parties are handled in the nuclear domain – or how it should be.