Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review Missions

The Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) covers the comprehensive infrastructure required for building a nuclear power programme. The 19 infrastructure issues to be considered during the different stages of developing a nuclear power programme are explained in the IAEA publication Milestones in the Development of a National Infrastructure for Nuclear Power (IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NG-G-3.1, Rev 1).

Upon request from a Member State, the IAEA conducts INIR missions including a team of international experts, who have direct experience in specialized nuclear infrastructure areas, and specialized IAEA staff.

Kenya hosted an INIR Mission on 24–31 August 2015.

Opening Session of the INIR Mission to Morocco, October 2015.
(Photo: B. Lepouze/IAEA)

Building on a Member State’s self-evaluation, the mission team reviews the infrastructure status through interviews, site visits and document reviews. Suggestions and recommendations are provided in a report to the Member State, enabling it to update its national action plan accordingly.

The booklet INIR: Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review Missions - Guidance on Preparing and Conducting INIR Missions (Rev. 1, 2011) explains the main activities undertaken by the mission team.

INIR Missions in Member States

The first INIR mission was conducted in 2009 in Jordan, a follow-up mission took place in 2012, and a second INIR Mission to Jordan was conducted in August 2014. Other embarking countries have also benefited from this service, including Bangladesh, Belarus, Indonesia, Poland, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. As the first operating country considering expansion of its nuclear power programme, South Africa hosted an INIR mission in 2013.

In 2015, three Member States on the African continent hosted an INIR Mission: Nigeria, Kenya and Morocco.

INIR Mission Reports

Four countries have agreed to make the full results of their INIR report available on the IAEA Website: