In conception planning, following the strategic planning, the details are worked out. The main areas concentrated on in conception planning are in particular the
justification of the conception selection as well as the choice of the applicable technology.
Further areas concentrated on are the planning of residue treatment including costs and time limits. Particular attention is required to be given to highly activated or contaminated components such as the reactor pressure vessel, steam generator and primary circuit.
A small selection out of various concept studies executed by Babcock Noell Nuclear