6th Annual Nuclear Decommissioning Conference Europe 5-6 May, 2015 | Manchester, UK
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Two days of business critical insight 

30+ expert sepakers, industry leading panel sessions and workshops, exclusive updates you won't get anywhere else...The Nuclear Decommissioning Conference will give you everything you need to deliver safe, cost effective nuclear decommissioning and waste management programmes

Day 1 Day 2

Tuesday 5th May: DAY 1 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

7:00-8:30 REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE

09:00-09:30 National Audit Office: assuring Parliament and the public on progress in decommissioning

  • Our role and the value of transparency
  • Our findings on progress at the Sellafield site
  • What next?
NAO
Jill Goldsmith,
Director, Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability,
National Audit Office

 

09:30-10:00 Dounreay: Edge of THE UK, Centre of the Decommissioning World

  • Get exclusive insight into the decommissioning successes at Dounreay, including some major milestones
  • Understand supply chain best practice at Dounreay to help capitalize on supply chain innovation and flexibility
  • Discover Dounreay’s approach to decommissioning excellence, effective communication with the workforce and creating the right culture
Dounreay
Mark Rouse,
Managing Director,
Dounreay
Redhall Nuclear Group
David Howarth
Divisional Director
Redhall Nuclear Group

 

10:00-10:30 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

10:30-11:00 Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning – Approach and Lessons Learnt

  • Get the latest from the Lithuanian decommissioning project and Ignalina NPP including timeframes and progress made at units 1 and 2
  • Understand the key lessons derived from the challenges at Ignalina including staffing, organizational structure, spent fuel and decontamination
  • See the implications of adopting an " Immediate Dismantling" strategy for Decommissioning INPP 
Ignalina NPP
Darius Janulevičius,
Director General,
Ignalina NPP

 

11:00-11:30 Nuclear Decommissioning Experiences in Germany

  • Get an overview on decommissioning in Germany, status of decommissioning projects and regulatory aspects
  • Review lessons learned from decommissioning projects in Germany including the technical and organizational aspects for managing decommissioning waste
  • Gain an insight into the current challenges facing the German decommissioning market
Global Research for Safety (GRS)
Dr Boris Brendebach,
Chief Decommissioning Expert,
Global Research for Safety (GRS)

 

11:30-12:00 Latest Update on the Zorita Reactor Vessel Dismantling Project

  • Get an overview of Westinghouse experience from similar projects
  • Get the latest feedback from the successful Zorita reactor dismantling project
  • Get an overview of the reactor dismantling sequence, segmentation and packaging activities
  • Understand the key technical challenges of such a project
  • Get the key lessons learned and achievements from this project
Westinghouse
Joseph Boucau
Director D&D Business Development
Westinghouse

 

12:00-12:30 Processing Technology for Disposable ILW Packages in the UK

  • Robust self-shielding containers to minimise both volume of processed waste and shielding requirements during interim storage and transport
  • Waste processing technology to reduce waste volume and bring it into a long-term passive state
  • Scientific and engineering knowledge to achieve package certification as a disposable package with UK regulators
GNS
Matthias Messer,
Head of UK Projects,
GNS

 

12:30-14:00 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

14:00-15:00 European demolition contractors panel session

  • Understand the challenges involved for demolition contractors when operating in such a highly regulated industry
  • Discover the need for meticulous planning at every stage of the project: following a full decommissioning strategy highlighting specific methodology, environmental impact reports and feasibility studies
  • Gain an insight into the latest demolition and decommissioning projects from various demolition contractors across Europe
European Demolition Association
Panel Chair: Jose Blanco,
Secretary General,
European Demolition Association

15:00-15:30 Science and the Law in Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management

  • Get examples that illustrate the difficulties that can arise when the words in legislation do not match the realities from a technical point of view
  • Understand why it is important for lawyers and scientific or technical specialists to either speak the same language or at least have good quality interpreters available
  • Understand why it is important that everyone has a common understanding if progress is to be made on decommissioning and waste management projects
Zyda Law
Mick Bacon,
Nuclear Consultant,
Zyda Law

 

15:30-16:00 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

16:00-17:00 Cost Estimation Workshop

  • Analyse the most effective approaches to build trust and confidence with the available information by increasing transparency and giving access to all non-sensitive information
  • Understand the ways and means to better inform the public in objective and factual terms about all aspects of nuclear energy
  • Understand how to best exchange and develop best practices at a European level between member states, municipalities and industry
enkom
Chair: Martyn Jenkins,
Managing Director,
Enkom Consulting
NDA
Amanda French,
Head of Portfolio Assurance,
NDA
Sellafield
John Millington,
Head of Estimating,
Sellafield
Magnox
Jeremy Richards,
Head of Baseline and Performance Management,
Magnox

 

17:00-17:30 Large Scale Automation for Reactor Core Disassembly

  • Discover ATS’s experience in designing and supplying large scale automation for the nuclear sector
  • Gain an insight into an ATS case study where a major program was successfully implemented to deconstruct a reactor using large scale automation with a delivery schedule of 18 months
  • Understand how systems engineering expertise can drive overall automated tool performance and how automation lessons can be found from multi-industry perspectives
ATS Automation
Narinder Bains,
General Manager – Nuclear,
ATS Automation

17:30-19:00 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

Day 1 Day 2

6th May: DAY 2 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

07:30-09:00 REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE

9:00-10:00 Risk Management Panel Session

  • Identify the key issues, trends and regulations that impact the management of risk in nuclear decommissioning programmes
  • Gain an insight into how the nuclear decommissioning and waste management industry can build understanding of risk, and the cost consequences, into their planning across all levels of operations
MARSH
Chair: Mark Pollard,
Managing Director,
MARSH Europe
MARSH
Daniel McGarvey,
Managing Director,
MARSH
Mark Popplewell,
Managing Director,
Nuclear Risk Insurers Ltd
Claire Harvey,
Consultant,
Prospect Law

 

10:00-10:30 Technology Development from Science to Solution

  • Gain an insight into the forefront of nuclear innovation in waste management and spent fuel technology
  • Get developments on the latest in waste management specialties, from cements, concretes and waste immobilization, to product design and chemical and process development
  • Gain an insight into how spent fuel technology at NNL is playing an important role in stimulating debate and informing the decisions made
NNL
Dr Darren Lee,
Business Leader Measurement and Analysis,
NNL

 

10:30-11:00 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

11:00-12:00 Panel Session:
SMEs Live on Stage

  • Hear from some of the industry’s most innovative and successful SMEs on their challenges and lessons learned from the heart of the decommissioning supply chain
  • Get your chance to discuss how smaller businesses can benefit from the huge opportunities offered by the nuclear decommissioning industry
  • Understand the best ways to either cooperate with SMEs or understand how SMEs can make themselves more effective in winning work
PRODDIO
Panel Chair:
Stephen Paxton,
Managing Director,
PRODDIO
PacTec
Mike Nichols,
Managing Director Europe,
PacTec
Aquila
Dave Barker,
Chief Executive Officer,
Aquila
Enkom Consulting
Martyn Jenkins,
Managing Director,
Enkom Consulting
NSG
John Morris,
Managing Director,
NSG
Nortech Solutions
Brian Bunn
Managing Director
Nortech Solutions

 

12:00-12:30 SMEs Collaborate in Non-Zero Sum Game

  • Understand how Tier 2s can deliver real value by collaboration with SME'S
  • Discover how the DNA of an SME can be retained so that growth doesn't dilute its USP
  • Gain an insight into the development of NSG through a strong culture of collaboration and challenge and driving change in a conservative industry
LLWR
Dennis Thompson,
Managing Director,
LLWR
NSG
John Morris,
Managing Director,
NSG

 

12:30-14:00 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

 

14:00-14:30 The NDA's Guide to Best Practice in Knowledge Management

  • Discover the NDA’s newly issued guide to best practice in knowledge management
  • Understand how this best practice was developed through soft system modelling, consultation and benchmarking
  • Discover how the best practice guides are being used to integrate and drive excellence in knowledge management across the NDA estate
Sellafield
John Day
Head of Knowledge Management and Intellectual Property
Sellafield

 

14:30-15:00 An Introduction to Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear Capabilities in Waste Management & Decommissioning

  • Gain an insight in to Rolls-Royce's Civil Nuclear capabilities in waste management and decommissioning
Rolls Royce
Peter Smith,
Customer Account Manager,
Rolls Royce

 

15:00-15:30 New Software Tool for Dynamic Radiological Characterisation and Monitoring in Nuclear Sites

  • Gain an insight into the forefront of human-centred computing technologies are being used in Norway to streamline nuclear decommissioning strategies
  • Understand how these technologies can help planning and optimising work procedures in hazardous environments
  • Understand the benefits of human-centred computing technologies including monitoring progress, team coordination, regulatory interaction, preservation and transfer of knowledge, and public information
Institute for Energy Technology
Istvan Szoke,
Senior Researcher,
Institute for Energy Technology

15:30-16:00 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

15:30 END OF CONFERENCE

 

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Michael Vickery
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Nuclear Energy Insider
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