Services Built On a Foundation of Experience

Knowledgeable professionals bringing innovative ideas and solutions to solving complex problems

The power generation field has seen many service companies come and go over the years. The ones that distinguish themselves as leaders in the field are those that consistently provide excellent results. Experienced nuclear power professionals make the difference.

Black Diamond Services (BDS) is one of the leading providers of project management services and technical services for complex multidiscipline capital and O&M improvement projects for the nuclear industry. Black Diamond Services has specialized resources that have been in key leadership positions on Decommissioning Projects, Large Component Replacement Projects (e.g., SGs, RVCHs, PZRs, RCPs, and XFMRS), Major Plant Modifications for Operating Plants, Extended Power Uprate Projects, and many other maintenance and modification projects, such as Dry Storage, EDG, and Security upgrade projects. BDS is a privately owned company that is largely committed to work in the nuclear power industry.

In particular, Black Diamond Services, Inc. has extensive experience with B&W, Westinghouse, and Combustion Engineering System 80 plants in the United States and some limited experience with GE plants and the CANDU reactor plants. BDS has experience and been responsible for Project Management, Engineering, Construction Management, Project Controls, Weld engineering, Field engineering, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Craft Supervision. Our staff of highly qualified professionals is proven and respected in the industry. Our knowledgeable professionals bring innovative ideas and solutions for solving complex problems typical of nuclear plant modification and construction projects.

Company History

  • Privately Owned Company
  • Founded in 1997
  • Headquartered in Grayslake, IL
  • Started with 2 employees
  • Currently BDS employs over 110 employees and provides services to approximately 21 clients
  • Annual Gross Revenues Expected >$35M

Our Core Markets

  • Nuclear Utilities
  • Fossil Utilities
  • Engineering & Construction Companies
  • Major Component Fabricators
  • International (Doosan, Toshiba, AES)
  • Project Management and Risk Assessment Training

Major Projects

  • Southern California Decommissioning Project
  • NextEra EPU Projects (PTN, PSL, PBN)
  • Prairie Island 2 SGR
  • Davis-Besse SGR
  • Wolf Creek Major Project Modification Implementation
  • Brunswick EDG Upgrades
  • Vermont Yankee Outage Support
  • TVA Support to Major Projects
  • Sequoyah 2 SGR
  • Watts Bar 2 Restart Construction
  • Crystal River Containment Repair
  • Progress Energy Long Range Planning Project
  • Plant Start-up

Additional Projects

  • Dry Cask Storage
  • RCP Pump/Motor Change Out
  • Buried Piping Remediation Program
  • Cable Aging Management Program
  • Digital Controls Upgrades
  • Plant Process Computer Replacement
  • NFPA 805 Fire Protection Upgrades
  • License Renewal
  • Fukushima Risk Assessment
  • Transformer Replacements

Staffing Positions

  • Project Management
  • Design Engineers
  • Project Controls Specialists
  • Field Engineers
  • Weld Engineers
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Quality Control Personnel
  • Industrial Health and Safety Professionals
  • Construction Manager
  • Containment Coordinators/Oversight
  • Task Managers
  • Work Planners
  • Rigging Engineers
  • Procurement Managers
  • Contract Administrators
  • Technical Specialists

Consulting Services

  • Project Risk Assement
  • Independent Assesments
  • Readiness Reviews
  • Resource Optimization
  • Contract Development/Negotiation
  • Root Cause Analysis