Studsvik delivers services within the international nuclear power industry, with most clients being nuclear power plants and suppliers to the industry. The company offers services over the entire life cycle of nuclear power plants including consultancy services, decommissioning of nuclear power plants, waste management as well as fuel testing and optimization. With a long experience in nuclear technology, the company aims to create value by improving reactor performance and hence reducing fuel costs and risks by offering innovative technological solutions.
We believe that the key opportunities for Studsvik are mainly driven by an increase in demand for Studsvik's offerings in the Asian and Middle East regions. Further construction of nuclear power plants increases the chance for new FSBS-licenses, which in turn increases demand for consultancy services and leads to higher utilization. Furthermore, as nuclear power plants are mostly under decommissioning in Europe and the US, a further expansion and offerings to the oil and gas markets will be an opportunity for Studsvik.
A key risk for Studsvik is the net effect of decommissioned nuclear power plants versus newly constructed ones. The net effect in the long run makes it essential for Studsvik to enter new markets. Short-term cost savings among Studsvik's customers, mostly in Europe and the US, lead to prolonged decision processes and hence lower sales, utilization and cash flows. Additionally, internal inefficiencies leading to capital tie-ups in receivables, also leading to weaker cash flows.