Piet Bredell
Piet Bredell Nuclear Consultants cc, South Africa

Qualifications and Affiliations

  • University of Pretoria: BEng (Chemical Engineering), 1967
  • University of South Africa: B Iuris, 1973
  • South African Engineering Council, Professional Engineer, 1971
  • South African Institution of Chemical Engineers, Membershi, 1988
  • Institution of Nuclear Engineers(SA Branch, Affiliate Member), 1999
  • Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering, 2011
Summary of Experience at Necsa (South African Nuclear Energy Corporation)

  • Process engineer in the uranium enrichment project: 1967-1976
  • Head: Process Engineering Division: 1976-1984
  • General Manager: Uranium Conversion and Enrichment: 1984-1992
  • General Manager Business Development Nuclear Fuels: 1992-1994
  • General Manager: Corporate Marketing Department: 1994-1998
  • Divisional Manager: Nuclear Liabilities Management: 1998-2007
  • Senior Manager: Nuclear Fuel Cycle Department: 2007-2009
  • Independent Nuclear Consultant: 2009-Present
Experience since retirement from Necsa in 2009

Piet Bredell retired from Necsa at the end of 2009, but continued working at Necsa as an independent nuclear consultant until the end of 2011. Since the beginning of 2012 he became actively involved at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna as a part-time nuclear consultant. In the latter capacity his responsibilities mainly focused on Nuclear Security and specifically on the development of Technical Guidance Document for the Uranium Industry.

During his engagement with the IAEA, he has been actively involved in several international nuclear projects. The most important of these projects were the development of guidance documents for regional and multi-national approaches to spent fuel management, the development of a guidance document on national policy and strategy for radioactive waste management, as well as several Technical Missions to IAEA Member States, such as Thailand, Greece, Vietnam, Egypt, Malawi, Uganda and Ghana.

He has also been involved in a number of nuclear related projects in South Africa, the most relevant of which was the participation during 2013 in a tender bid for Siting Koeberg's Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility. He is currently involved with the preparation and presentation of one of the six modules forming part of the MSc Nuclear Technology Leadership course at the University of the Witwatersrand, namely the Environmental Impact Assessment of Nuclear Energy Projects.