Report: Top Down Nuclear Workforce Demand Extrapolation available from EHRO-N website
The report ‘Top-Down Workforce Demand Extrapolation from Nuclear Energy Scenario's’ is now available on the website of EHRO-N, the European Human Resource Observatory for the Nuclear Energy Sector.
Based on existing nuclear energy scenarios, the report provides an analysis of the required workforce for operation and construction of nuclear power plants in Europe during the coming 30 years. Depending on the considered scenario and the size of the considered new build, about 95 to 160 reactors will have to be constructed to replace the existing reactors and fulfill the slightly growing nuclear energy demand. During construction, a peak workforce of about 70000 can be expected.
Apart from this, the report also provides insight in the new workforce which replaces the existing workforce which is retiring. From this assessment, it can be concluded that we face a big challenge the coming 10 to 15 years. The timing of this peak workforce may be shifted by life time extension of the current reactor park.
The full report can be found at the website of the EHRO-N project: ehron.jrc.ec.europa.eu/.