Nuclear Energy and related equipment 

Nuclear Energy, mainly those used to produce electricity, generate around a third of the electricity consumed in the European Union. In the coming years, nuclear power could potentially play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions, while ensuring reliable and affordable energy supplies. In other words, contribute to an EU’s carbon-free electricity.

The core principle and responsibility of the nuclear industry is to guarantee its safety. For this reason, CEN and CENELEC in close collaboration with the international standardization organizations, ISO and IEC, are working on the development and publication of standards that ensure the safety, environmental and technical requirements of the European nuclear energy industry.

For more information contact Mercedes MIRA COSTA.

News and events

Technical bodies and activities

CEN/TC 430 - Nuclear energy, nuclear technologies, and radiological protection.

Set up at the end of 2013, CEN/TC 430 aims at converting into European Standards those international standards developed by ISO/TC 85. Its scope covers standardization in the field of peaceful applications of nuclear energy, nuclear technologies and in the field of the protection of individuals and the environment against all sources of ionising radiations.

CEN/WS 064 - Phase 1 Design andConstruction Code for mechanical equipments of innovative nuclear installations (European Sustainable Nuclear Industrial Initiative)

CEN/WS 064 - Phase 2 Design and Construction Codes for Gen II to IV nuclear facilities (pilot case for process for evolution of AFCEN codes)

CLC/SR 45 - Nuclear instrumentation

CLC/TC 45AX - Instrumentation, control and electrical power systems of nuclear facilities

CLC/TC 45B - Radiation protection instrumentation

European Legislation and Mandates

  • Council Directive 2014/87/Euratom of 8 July 2014 amending Directive 2009/71/Euratom establishing a Community framework for the nuclear safety of nuclear installations
  • Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom of 5 December 2013 laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation, and repealing Directives 89/618/Euratom, 90/641/Euratom, 96/29/Euratom, 97/43/Euratom and 2003/122/Euratom
  • Council Directive 2009/71/Euratom of 25 June 2009 establishing a Community framework for the nuclear safety of nuclear installations
  • Council Directive 2011/70/Euratom of 19 July 2011 establishing a Community framework for the responsible and safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste

Useful links and documents