The Atomic Show #067 – Interview with Bob Bromm, Mechanical Engineer

Bob Bromm is a professional mechanical engineer. He has recently been assigned to a new job with the team that has a contract to provide architect-engineering services for a two reactor ABWR for NRG.

As we have discussed on a number of occasions, the renaissance in atomic energy has begun. For show 67, I had a chat with Bob Bromm, an old friend of mine who will be starting a new assignment on Monday, September 17, 2007.

His employer – Fluor – has recently won a contract to supply the architect-engineering services for a two reactor addition to the South Texas project. (Contractors in flux for South Texas Project) Bob has been reassigned from the Hanford site to Greenville, South Carolina to be part of the design team.

Bob has a long history with the nuclear industry and has some great stories to share. As a 56 year old professional, who cut his teeth as part of the design team for one of the most recently constructed nuclear power plants (Palo Verde), he is a shining example of what is both right and wrong with the industry.

He really knows his stuff and has vast experience, but at age 56 he is one of the youngest people in the industry to have actually designed a plant that was built and operated. As I told him during my sign-off, I sure hope that his company has planned to match up younger engineers with all of the experienced ones so that they can grow their capacity as the renaissance continues.

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  1. Carl Holder says:

    Here in Washington, we miss Bob already. He was President of our local chapter of American Nuclear Society for two back-to- back terms; contribuitor to the local media in letters, opinions and interviews on all nuclear topics as well as in the fight to save the Fast Flux Test Facility (400 MWt sodium cooled fast reactor); and, a race car driver.

    With Bob going back to work, the Atomic Vacation is truely over.

    Happy trails

    Carl

  2. Harry Pemberton says:

    Great to hear your podcast interview with my old LA ANS friend Bob Bromm. Bob indeed is an excellent representative of the nuclear power industry. His personal growth and efforts to reach out to communicate the benefits of nuclear powered electricity generation through public information and education has been extraordinary. Bob has always remained enthusiastic about the future of nuclear power. He is an excellent leader to advance the design of the “new” era of reactor design & technology.

    Best wishes, Bob…!

    Harry Pemberton

    Newport Beach, California

    September 15, 2007

  3. RALPH JOHNSON says:

    Congrats Bob: we will miss you on the Team. Keep your eye open for:

    a) Team support if needed anywhere

    b) Nuclear job openings for those in need of some financial support

    You have done a wonerful job in providing pro-nuke activities and it appears you are in a position to continue such. rej

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