Amir Shahkarami Joins EPM Board of Directors

July 1, 2016

Amir Shahkarami has joined the Board of Directors of EPM. Amir has over 35 years of experience in the nuclear industry including 13 years with Exelon. He retired from Exelon in 2014 as CEO of Exelon Nuclear Partners. Previous to that he was Senior VP of Engineering & Technical Services and Site VP for Braidwood Nuclear Station. Prior to Exelon, Amir worked at Entergy, Detroit Edison, Sargent & Lundy, and Brown & Root. Amir has led some of the key industry initiatives as Executive Chairman of both the BWR & PWR Owners Groups. He also served as Chairman of the Nuclear Industry Summit Working Group on Cyber Security. Amir is the founder, President, and CEO of CASe Global Partners, Inc. which provides complex financial and technical mathematical modeling, computer analysis, and consultation in energy and engineering as well as providing consultation and mentoring of international executives.


EPM Acquired by ONET

October 28, 2015

Engineering Planning and Management, Inc. (EPM), a global provider of engineering, consulting and specialized unique software tools to the nuclear power industry and other commercial customers, is pleased to announce that it has been acquired by Onet.

Onet, with home offices in Marseille, France, is an international engineering and services group. Onet’s diversified offer extends to 10 countries and is based on the expertise of 58,000 employees found within six brands, which include Onet Technologies, a leading provider of creative solutions to its French and international clients throughout the entire life cycle of their industrial installations, supporting them in meeting their objectives in terms of safety, performance and competitiveness.

EPM is the leading provider of fire protection, risk analysis, risk management and engineering solutions to nuclear utility clients throughout the world. EPM delivers high quality, cost effective solutions to assist clients with addressing complex regulatory compliance issues and to improve and reduce risk at their nuclear power plants for the past 35 years. EPM provides a full spectrum of services in support of utility engineering programs and offers state of the art software tools for performing Automated Safe Shutdown Analysis, Cable and Raceway Management, Cable Aging Management and Environmental Qualification Analysis. EPM’s team of Engineering, PRA, and Information Technology personnel have developed innovative methods to achieve practical, comprehensive, and cost-effective solutions using a combination of creative strategies, time-tested engineering methods, and an experienced staff.

Robert Kalantari, CEO of EPM, said, “The acquisition of EPM by Onet will position EPM to further expand our services internationally; and with Onet’s partnership, we can expand our capabilities to continue our growth plan by offering a broader service platform to our domestic customers.”

Pascal Gauthier, Chairman of EPM and CEO of Onet International, said, "We are excited with this first acquisition in North America and with the growth potential of EPM, both in its domestic market and overseas. We plan to grow EPM from the reference in North America to the worldwide reference in its market, leveraging the international network of Onet group. The long term commitment of the team; its impressive experience; its ability to hire, train, and grow the best individuals; and the quality of the client relationships are state of the art assets aligned with Onet culture."

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EPM Risk Services Division

June 15, 2015

In addition to having over 35 years of expertise in the areas of safe shutdown systems analysis and fire protection, EPM also offers the PRA expertise needed by typical nuclear utilities, using EPRI's R&R software suite. EPM PRA personnel have led and participated in the development of multiple internal events, flood, fire, and external events PRAs, and have been active participants in several industry groups, including both PWR and BWR Owners Groups, NEI, and EPRI.

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The Next Generation of Nuclear Power

June 8, 2015

The two new projects has been undertaken by EPM's Systems and Safety Analysis Division to support the certification of new reactor designs. These projects involve supporting the certification of NuScale Small Modular Reactor (SMR) design and the Korean Electrical Power Corporation (KEPCO) APR1400 design.

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CAMP: A Cable Aging Management Solution

June 1, 2015

The Software and Technology Solutions team at EPM has developed Cable Aging Management Program (CAMP) for tracking cable degradation. CAMP was developed with the challenges of nuclear plants in mind. CAMP provides wide range of tools and can be configured in a variety of ways.

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