Per Lindell, Senior Advisor Nuclear Power
For a period of more than 40 years, Dr. Per Lindell, Senior Advisor Nuclear Power, has worked in several management positions inside power companies in Sweden in quite different areas such as nuclear power, fossil co-generation of heat and electricity, group strategy/business development and, finally, distribution of electricity and natural gas.
Dr. Lindell’s career began with a Master of Science exam 1975 in Engineering Physics at the University of Lund in Sweden. He was employed at Barsebäck nuclear power plant (NPP) as a nuclear engineer working with core physics and governance of reactor operation. He was responsible for the commissioning of the reactor at unit 2 in 1977, with the execution of all tests of criticality and reactor dynamics.
He was promoted to Manager of Operation for both units of Barsebäck NPP (1982-1985). He always had a special interest in nuclear safety and nuclear safety culture and have dealt with several complicated issues in that field. During his ten years at Barsebäck NPP, he acquired his nuclear acumen and deep respect for nuclear safety.
In 1999, Dr. Lindell returned to Barsebäck as the Station Director for the NPP, dealing with the closure of Barsebäck unit 1. He was later Managing Director (2005-2010) of E.ON Kärnkraft Sverige AB (EKS). As the Managing Director or EKS, he has been member of all Swedish NPP supervisory boards, chairman of Oskarshamn (OKG), vice chairman of Ringhals and SKB and member of the Forsmark board.
He left his formal management positions in 2010 and now act as a senior consultant and advisor in nuclear power and nuclear safety with a number of earlier and current assignments
- Chairman of an advisory group to the Director General of IAEA
- Chairman of E.ON Nuclear Safety Council (Germany/Sweden)
- Chairman of Fortum (Finland) Nuclear Safety Council
- Chairman of Uniper (Sweden) Nuclear Safety Council
- Member of EDF Energy (UK) Nuclear Safety Review Board
- Member of Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Board (UK) HSSE Committee
Dr. Lindell is also giving lectures in a Master’s program in nuclear energy engineering at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. His lectures cover industry safety self-assessment with independent oversight and experiences from being an executive manager in the nuclear field.
Dr. Lindell was awarded the Swedish Nuclear Society Honorary Prize 2022 “for unique enduring and great contributions to the nuclear industry, in Sweden and internationally, as a recognised senior expert with several international top assignments. He has contributed with profound interest to constantly improve the safety performance”. The prize is rewarded to those who have meritoriously promoted technological and scientific development in the peaceful field of nuclear technology or stimulated the exchange of experience and knowledge in the nuclear field.