Focused on nuclear safety, integrity and performance
LRQA Apave Limited was formed in 2010 as a legally incorporated entity under UK Law. We are focused on providing services to the civil nuclear industry. We were the first company to be certified by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service to ISO 17020 for nuclear services. Our parent companies are LRQA and Apave.
Both companies have a long history and global coverage in the inspection and certification industries. LRQA, founded in 1760, was involved in writing the rules and carrying out assessments for the first commercial nuclear plant, Calder Hall in the UK, and has been involved in global nuclear projects continuously since 1956. LRQA was also the first PED notified body appointed in Europe.
Apave traces its history to 1867 and was involved in the birth of the French Civil nuclear power industry and continues to provide a wide range of services for civil nuclear power today. Apave was the first body to be appointed in France for ESPN assessment.The joint venture delivers innovative inspection systems, products and services using the very latest industry research from the National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC), combining the advanced welding and non-destructive testing techniques (NDT) expertise of TWI with the technical inspection and verification experience of LR.