The purpose of this intervention was to review of EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd.’s (NGL’s) Hinkley Point B Power Station preparations for return to service.
I, the nominated site inspector performed an inspection to evaluate NGL’s preparation for return to service against the following nuclear site licence condition (LCs) and legislation which are applicable provisions of the Energy Act 2013:
The intervention was performed in line with ONR's guidance requirements (as described in our technical inspection guides) in the areas inspected.
Not applicable – no system based inspections were completed during this intervention.
The site was broadly complaint with the requirements of the licence conditions sampled. The licensee had implemented adequate arrangements for the restart of the reactors following the prolonged double reactor outage (DRO). I am satisfied that an IIS rating of green against LC10, 28 and 36 is merited.
There were no findings from this inspection that could significantly undermine nuclear safety. At present, no additional regulatory action is needed over and above the planned interventions of Hinkley Point B power station as set out in the IIS, which will continue as planned.