NEI 2019 Cyber Security Implementation Workshop

BCP Engineers & Consultants supports the NEI 2019 Cyber Security Implementation Workshop. Feel free to stop by the BCP Booth #3. In addition, if you stop by our booth, and both Bill and Henry are happy to talk about how BCP can help you find cost effective solutions to your Cyber Security issues. For more […]

The “Ins and Outs” of Software Research and Development

Late last year a Research and Development case highlighted the importance of understanding the subtleties of qualifying software R&D claims. The case, the United States of America vs. Davenport, Civil Action No.: 3:09-CV-2455-L reached judgment in the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division of the U.S. District Court ruled in favor of the IRS over […]

Plant Services Introduces New Products

Thimble Puller BCP’s Plant Services Division has been working on fine tuning two new products that are immediately available for use by utility clients for their Incore Flux Thimble needs. The first is a lightweight hand tool called the ‘Thimble Puller’. The Puller is a manually operated device that can be used to aid in […]

Extending Nuclear Plant Life Beyond 60 Years

“Simply put, sound research is key to determining whether extended operation beyond 60 years can be safe and, if it can, what measures need to be taken to ensure safe operation. The industry must take the lead on these research activities.” U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman, The Honorable Gregory B. Jaczko[1] Although 61 nuclear plants […]

R&D Tax Credit for 2010

As you are likely aware, the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit has yet to be renewed for the 2010 tax year. Historically, the tax credit has expired and been retroactively renewed five times in its brief history. While there are no certainties, it is highly likely that the R&D Tax Credit will be renewed […]

CH2M Hill Teams with BCP for INL Contract

CH2M Hill, a full-service engineering, consulting, construction, and operations firm with over $6 Billion in revenue, approached BCP last April about supporting a proposal effort. The Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy had issued a broad reaching request for Advisory and Assistance Services to support the investigation and development of technologies to improve the […]

Carbon Emission Requirements – Potential Driving Force for Big Industry R&E

photo credit: James Jordan If Congress doesn’t do it, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will, that is, they will severely restrict Greenhouse-Gas emissions for large industrials. Consider the impact of the following scenarios on your company’s potential investment in plant retrofit requirements: EPA’s proposed requirements for new, large industrial facilities and existing ones (power plants, […]

Integrated Approach to Capital Projects Increase ROI

Introduction Capital programs are key to the strategic success for those who own large capital assets in the power industry. Owners with large investments in plants, facilities and infrastructure live and die based on the performance of those assets. This is why there is an emphasis on modernization, upgrades and major modifications to these assets. […]