The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has been part of NSW’s history as the site of Australia’s first nuclear research reactor. This reactor, known as HiFar operated from 1958 to 2007 when it was replaced by the Open Pool Australian lightwater reactor or OPAL.
This week ANSTO seeks Expressions of Interest (EOI) from companies interested in manufacturing and fabricating high quality parts for use within the OPAL reactor and its associated infrastructure. Though the intention is for the majority of the work to be in stainless steel, there may be a requirement to use other materials like titanium, lead, aluminium and composites.
As the nuclear industry is highly regulated, evaluators are looking for companies with proven nuclear experience undertaking similar work. Companies should have a certified Quality System to ISO 9001 and there will be a strong focus on documentation control providing manufacture and materials traceability.
This EOI is the first step in a two stage process where tenderers will be shortlisted and invited to tender on the second stage. The EOI closes 6 May.