3-5 Nov 2014

ITU, Istanbul, Turkey

Technical Meeting on Engineering Responsibility and the Design Authority Concept for the Review of New Nuclear Power Plant Designs


The purpose of this meeting is to:

  • Share international experience and exchange views related to best practices in defining and establishing a ‘design authority’ as a competent interpreter of the technology underlying an NPP, and also as a custodian of the licensing envelope and of plant configuration, with an emphasis on new builds;
  • Emphasize the key roles and responsibilities of internal and external engineering support; and
  • Strengthen the international networking of specialists from the field of design engineering.

The main topics to be covered during the meeting include:

  • Definition and functions of the design authority
  • Relations and interfaces among responsible designers and the design authority
  • Engineering roles and responsibilities in the design and operation of NPPs
  • Organization of engineering functions in support of the design and operation of NPPs
  • Engineering and research infrastructure to support the design and operation of NPPs

Working Documents


SESSION I: Experience on Roles and Responsibilities of Design and Technical Support

SESSION II: New Build NPP Design Authority Considerations

SESSION III: Responsible Designer Perspective of New NPP Design Authority

Useful Information

Please contact NENP Engineering Section - Contact Point if you have any questions.