Fluor Paducah Project


Beginning in 2015, TFE has provided readiness preparation services to Flour Paducah Project (FFP). FPP is attempting to start up their first major project (uranium holdup removal) in a Hazard Category 2 nuclear facility. This startup requires the successful completion of a DOE Operational Readiness Review which is a rigorous examination of all aspects of a hazardous project. 

TFE was brought in to lead the readiness effort and to guide the FFP team through the process. We have provided a team of senior experts that developed plans and provided mentoring to project personnel. Our personnel performed the following key activities:

  • Developed the initial draft of the Plan of Action that established the scope and breath of the ORR for submittal by FPP to the DOE
  • Drafted the Implementation Plan that contained the details for the corporate ORR to be performed
  • Developed and conducted safety basis and technical specification requirements training
  • Developed and conducted Conduct of Operation training
  • Provided mentors for Operations, Engineering, Training, QA, Readiness, Nuclear Safety, Maintenance/Work Control, and records management.
  • Developed evidence files to satisfy proof requirements that all core requirements were adequate to begin the reviews
  • Wrote numerous procedures for the various organizations including Conduct of Operations
  • Mentored project personnel on the correct implementation of the Conduct of Operations program including expectations of performance and compliance
  • Mentored the operations drill program
  • Conducted cross table reviews and practice boards for operator qualification
  • Provided evaluators for various reviews
  • Provided the team leader and some team members for a re-write of the TSRs
  • Developed strategies to ensure the project equipment had the proper pedigrees and to correct identified deficiencies

TFE personnel have demonstrated the ability to successfully augment the FFP management team in a manner that lead to successful implementation of key Integrated Safety Management System and DOE requirements.