Nuclear Generation – Change and Innovation are Coming

Competitive pressures are driving nuclear reactor operators to reduce operating costs and run much more efficiently than they have. Although capacity factor is at an all-time high, the fact remains that if nuclear reactors can’t reduce cost of operations, additional plant closures are highly likely. While government and policy changes can help, relying on those […]

BCP and KAP Services Team to Deliver World-Class Digital Work Management and Execution to the Nuclear Industry

BCP is excited to announce a teaming relationship with KAP Project Services to provide digitized workforce management to the nuclear industry.  KAP (https://www.kapproservices.com) is a leading project controls and services provider in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries with a focus on the planning, scheduling and cost control of shutdowns and turnarounds. The BCP/KAP digitized […]

Assuring the Best “Contract” Talent

When utilizing the services of “contract” engineering and consulting firms such as BCP, it is important to know how the process works and where most problems occur during the process in order for you to reap the best benefits of the service. In most cases, BCP is able to provide experienced engineering and technical support […]

Effective Use of Contractor Services

As Director of BCP’s Technical Services Division, I have had many opportunities to interface with potential clients that were not familiar with using contractors to satisfy peak work load demands. As first time users, they simply didn’t realize the full benefit of using contractor services. After explaining the following features, they were able to choose […]

Nuclear Renaissance Creates Staffing Demands

A message from Brad Myers, Director of Technical Services for BCP: Ahhh… the nuclear renaissance! Over the last several years we have been hearing more and more about the “nuclear renaissance”. These discussions have centered around the need for base load power, “global warming” and the effects of coal fired power plants on the environment. […]

Project Management an Exciting Career Choice

Today’s nuclear industry environment entails many projects to extend the life of nuclear power plants. Additionally, there are many projects that are simply plant modifications to replace equipment or improve the operability and performance of systems. Consequently, there is an ever increasing demand for qualified project managers to successfully accomplish the desired end result of […]

License Renewal and BCP:

The Atomic Energy Act authorizes the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to issue licenses for commercial power reactors to operate for up to 40 years and also allows these licenses to be renewed for up to another 20 years. The nuclear power plant owner’s decision to seek license renewal typically is based on the plant’s economic […]