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The 8th Annual Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management Conference Europe is Europe’s premier meeting point for the nuclear decommissioning community, where the industry’s fundamental challenges, innovations and opportunities are explored and resolved to drive the industry forward

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May 24: DAY 1 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

  • 07:00-08:45
    REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
    08:45-08:50
    Nuclear Energy Insider Welcome Speech
    Charlotte Howlett, Senior Project Manager, Nuclear Energy Insider
    08:50-09:00
    Chairman's introduction
    Barry Moloney, Managing Director, NSE International GmbH & Olenian Ltd 
    09:00-9:45
    Interactive Trade Workshop Part 1: Live Polling
    • Participate in the interactive live polling session with questions and discussion centred around the key challenges faced when expanding European business operations
    • Vote in live polls to find out where the key opportunities lie throughout Europe and the optimal ways to take advantage of these rapidly growing opportunities
    Barry Moloney, Managing Director, NSE International GmbH & Olenian Ltd
    9:45-10:30
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
    10:30-12:00
    Interactive Trade Workshop Part 2: Roundtable Discussion
    • Participate in roundtable discussions focusing on the live poll results to understand how to address the crucial challenges faced when expanding business operations throughout Europe
    • Hear from the experts throughout the audience on how best to enter new markets in the UK, France, Germany and more and how to work with utilities across the continent
    • Understand how to ensure international collaboration can be optimised during and after the UK's withdrawal from the EU to ensure member states can share knowledge and facilities to optimise strategy
    Barry Moloney, Managing Director, NSE International GmbH & Olenian Ltd
    12:00-13:30
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
    13:30-13:45
    Interactive Workshop Round-up
    • Hear a round-up of the lessons learned from the interactive workshop and the key messages to take away
    Nuclear Energy Insider
    13:45-14.15
    How European Decommissioning and Waste Management trends feature in the world landscape
    • Get an overview of the World and European decommissioning and waste management experiences and achievements to date
    • Hear about the current and future decommissioning state in Europe, and the challenges the policy makers and the industry will face to address an increased demand for decommissioning nuclear power plants
    • Develop your knowledge of the best practice to integrate the planning of decommissioning and waste stream management to ensure you can safely and cost-effectively decommission in the future
    Christophe Xerri, Director of the Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Waste Technology and Research Reactors, IAEA
    14:15-15:15
    Utility Panel Session: Decommissioning Strategies
    • Hear how different European utilities plan on optimising decommissioning strategy to enhance cost-effectiveness
    • Hear multiple European opinions on the future of decommissioning to ensure you can use optimal strategies to dismantle your plant
    • Learn about what the phasing out of nuclear power in Germany will mean for German utility companies, and how they plan on optimising final shut-down
    Jörg Klasen, Director of Decommissioning, EnBW
    Gerard Jacquemin, Snr. Procurement Advisor, Vattenfall
    Mike Guy, Technical Capabilities Development Manager, Sellafield
    Chair: Gerard Laurent, International Nuclear Expert, IN Solutions
    15:15-15:45
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
    15:45-16:30
    European Regulation: Panel Session
    • Understand the investigations that European regulators are conducting into improving policy and international standardisation
    • Create a common understanding of policy and regulations across Europe to increase international collaboration and overseas opportunities
    • Gain an overview of the differences between European regulations to drive forward common regulations in line with international developments

    David Scowcroft, Principal Inspector, ONR
    Jean-Luc Lachaume, Deputy Director General, ASN
    Simon Murphy, Project Manager “Kozoloduy Programme”, European Commission

    ChairBruno Thomauske, Managing Director, NSE International GmbH

    16:30-17:00
    Funding the Decommissioning of EDF's Fleet
    • Hear an overview of EDF's decommissioning programme to understand the progress to date and the strategies in place to address the rise in decommissioning
    • Develop your understanding of the financing structure for decommissioning EDF's PWR fleet, and hear how the lessons learned to date can be shared across Europe to ensure problematics are minimised when estimating future decommissioning costs
    • Comprehend how the challenges encountered when transitioning from operations to decommissioning including waste storage, human resources and industrial policy have been addressed to optimise decommissioning and waste management strategy
    Sylvain Desecures, Chief of Decommissioning Cost Estimation, EDF
    17:00-17:30
    Lessons-learned from EnBW's decommissioning strategy
    • Develop an understanding of the challenges encountered by EnBW during light water reactor decommissioning projects to ensure lessons learned are recognised and acted upon to minimise future difficulties
    • Learn to adapt the knowledge of decommissioning light water reactor and explore how it can be used to more effectively decommission Magnox and gas cooled reactors throughout Europe
    • Understand the strategies being developed in Germany for nuclear power plant decommissioning preparation and the key success factors that can be used to facilitate safe, cost-effective decommissioning
    Oliver Wilhelm, Senior Consultant, EnBW
    17:30-19:00
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

    Relax and share a drink with your peers during the networking drinks reception hosted by Silver Sponsors Saanio & Riekkola

May 25: DAY 2 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

  • 07:30-08:25
    REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
      Decommissioning Track Waste Management Track
    08:25-08:30
    Chairman’s Welcome
    Chairman’s Welcome
      David Lawson, Director, DLa Commercial William Roberts, Decommissioning Expert & Chair of the ICAEW Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, ICAEW
    08:30-09:00
    Preparation for Decommissioning in Sweden
    Integrating Waste Management
     
    • Understand the timescales for decommissioning at Barsebäck and Oskarshamn Nuclear Power Plants, and how the transition from operations to decommissioning is being implemented
    • Compare how the different ways of preparing for reactor shutdown at Barsebäck and Oskarshamn have impacted upon the decommissioning strategies
    • Learn how to keep motivation during preparation for shutdown to ensure continual improvements during
    • Learn how the Sellafield corporate strategy and transformation plan is being implemented
    • Understand the evolving practices taking place to develop the integration between different categories of waste that take into consideration a risk based approach
    • Hear about the ongoing work to identify and deliver opportunities associated with radioactive waste management and decommissioning
      Asa Carlson, Managing Director of Barsebäck NPP, Uniper Ciara Walsh, Waste Integration Manager, Sellafield
    09:00-09:30
    Radioactive Waste Management in Italy
    The success of interdisciplinary effort in the long-term management of nuclear wastes in Finland
     
    • Hear an overview of Sogin's approach to decommissioning and waste management, and current activity of radioactive waste management to identify where lessons can be learned
    • Understand how optimal long-term storage techniques including spent fuel repositories are selected and recognise the challenges which have been overcome to ensure that the best techniques are utilised in future long-term storage decisions
    • Hear how high-level waste and spent fuel is being successfully reprocessed at Sellafield and La Hague and what the long-term behaviour will be for this reprocessed fuel
    • Understand the work being conducted into an interdisciplinary approach for operational waste disposal of low- and intermediate-level waste
    • Hear how high-level waste and spent fuel are being managed effectively in Finland to ensure successful long term disposal
    • Recognise the safety requirements and licensing support for the long-term management of nuclear waste
      Giustino Mancini, Director Nuclear Fuel Cycle, SOGIN Dr Toivo Wanne, Leading Consultant, Saanio & Riekkola
    09:30-10:00
    Reactor dismantling in practice: how successful decommissioning is being done
    Key Risks and Opportunities of Waste Management to the UK's Decommissioning
     
    • Gain an insight into the latest NPP decommissioning projects across Europe, hearing about active projects and preparations for future projects
    • Learn about the successful strategies currently being utilised to dismantle boiling water reactors
    • Understand the challenges faced when dismantling European nuclear power plant projects and how they have been effectively overcome
    • Recognise the key short-term and long-term risks encountered when accessing infrastructure, and understand the consignment process debate: too risky, or proportionate?
    • Learn whether a different commercial approach could further enhance waste led decommissioning
    • Understand the growing case for change for waste categorisation in the UK, and hear about the opportunities to condition higher active wastes
      Joseph Boucau, Global Director D&D/WM Business Development, Westinghouse Craig Ashton, Head of Waste Services, LLW Repository
    10:00-10:30
    Ignalina NPP Decommissioning - Progress and Experience
    Solutions for Dealing with the Final Disposal of Spent Fuel
     
    • Get an update on the recent preparations for the nuclear decommissioning programme at Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant
    • Understand the decommissioning work in progress, key timelines and schedule for the decommissioning programme
    • Discover the challenges faced and during current and past decommissioning work and the lessons that have been learnt to ensure a smooth transition from operations to decommissioning
    • Gain an insight into the optimal strategies of disposing spent fuel
    • Develop your understanding of how to increase public acceptance of spent fuel disposal through transparency, regulation and trust
    • Take a look at the present situation in Finland: learn about Finland’s construction of final disposal space under the new nuclear construction license
      Saulius Urbonavicius, Head of Planning, Ignalina NPP Sami Hautakangas, Head of Spent Fuel & Disposal Services, Fortum
    10:30-11:00
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
    11:00-11:30
    Diversity in Decommissioning
    Waste Treatment Technologies
     
    • Receive an overview of what decommissioning is and understand the breadth and diversity of the work within a full decommissioning project
    • Learn from bespoke projects where successful decommissioning has been undertaken to include both building and dismantling work
    • Understand how to apply methods undertaken during previous projects to advance and improve future projects
    • Understand the innovative work being conducted to advance waste treatment technologies and how these solutions can be utilised effectively
    • Hear the latest case studies from throughout the UK and Europe to understand how challenges are being addressed during waste treatment projects
    • Address the growing demand for data advancements by learning about the pioneering software solutions being developed for decommissioning
      John Ball, Director Northern Region, Nuvia Jörg Viermann, Head of Sales Waste Management, GNS
    11:30-12:00
    Decommissioning and Dismantling Remote Handling Solutions
    Regulatory Impact of the Draft Guidance on Requirements for Release of Nuclear Sites from Radioactive Substances Regulation (GRR)
     
    • Understand the layout and technical design of remote control handling to minimise operator risks to radiation exposure
    • Hear about current projects in Europe utilising remote handling and how they are creating effective strategies to safely dismantle nuclear power plants
    • Hear about the latest research and development techniques to drive forward remote handing solutions
    • Hear about the current development of the GRR trial and understand how the draft guidance might affect the regulation of nuclear sites in the final stages of decommissioning
    • Understand how the draft guidance could influence an operator’s decision to leave residual radioactive waste on- site,  and consider what this might mean for nuclear decommissioning
    • Hear about some of the risk based requirements that will need to be satisfied to fulfil an environmental safety objective to safeguard people and the wider environment
      Peter Berben, Head of Decommissioning, ENGIE Tecnubel Adam Davis, Lead Site Regulator, Environment Agency
    12:00-12:30
    Skills Transferability in Decommissioning within the UK and Europe
    Advancements Within Low-level Waste Management
     
    • Get an overview of the latest successes concerning skills in the nuclear decommissioning sector and how the National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN) has helped to improve the performance of companies working in decommissioning
    • Hear about recent achievements from the NSAN European project facilitating the transferability of skills across Europe to understand how to export skills and access new markets
    • Hear how the decommissioning skills development model can help your organisation develop its capability to deliver efficient and successful decommissioning activities
    • Understand the recent and future changes occurring as the LLW Repository's Environmental Safety Case becomes embedded, and the subsequent risks and opportunities these will bring to the industry
    • Hear how Cyclife is adapting to these changes and has implemented them in recent waste treatment projects, and the current service developments aimed at maximising the opportunities to treat more complex waste-streams
    • Develop your knowledge of key waste management issues that supply chain companies are required to consider to ensure safety and fully optimise waste management
      Dawn Broad, Business Development Manager, National Skills Academy for Nuclear Joe Robinson, Managing Director, Cyclife
    12:30-13:30
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
    13:30-14:00
    Cost estimation trends and evolving practice within decommissioning cost estimation, with an international perspective
    Medical countermeasures and decorporation to address contamination
     
    • Hear about recent work on approaches to effectively and consistently estimate nuclear power plant retirement costs to deal with and reduce nuclear power plant decommissioning cost uncertainties
    • Be informed of current work exploring the relationships between decommissioning cost estimates and actual costs
    • Further your knowledge of underlying causes behind the apparent escalation of decommissioning costs and how these may be communicated
    • Learn about the innovative developments within Calixarene topical formulations for the successful treatment of skin and wounds affected by uranium contamination
    • Understand how topical formulations are optimised and promising for the successful decontamination of large body surface and localised contamination wounds
    • Hear an evaluation of the calixarene formulations efficiency towards other actinides and other physiochemical forms
      Simon Carroll, Senior Analyst, SSM & Chair OECD NEA DCEG Céline Bouvier-Capely , Research Engineer, IRSN for Laboratoire Cevidra
    14:00-15:00
    Panel Session: A UK perspective on how to address the rising costs of liabilities
    Panel: Public Acceptance and Securing Community Support for Waste Disposal
     
    • Hear from key stakeholders within the NDA estate to discover the challenges encountered during current decommissioning work, and how the lessons learned from these can improve practice within future projects to ensure complications are prevented
    • Compare current decommissioning work within the NDA estate with the plans for near term future decommissioning work in the UK to reduce the knowledge gap and facilitate learning between organisations
    • Develop learning opportunities across Europe by perceiving the challenges encountered within UK decommissioning and broadening knowledge of methods to reduce these in future
    • Hear about current techniques being used to facilitate public acceptance of high-level waste disposal and establish the support of deep disposal repositories in communities
    • Address the global public acceptance challenge through increased transparency of waste management decisions whereby science is combined with public communication to enhance understanding and confidence in waste disposal
    • Understand how to involve communities in siting decisions to secure waste management support
     

    John Millington, Head of Estimating, Sellafield
    Jeremy Richards, Project Delivery Improvement, Magnox

    Bruno Thomauske, Managing Director, NSE International
    Chair: Martyn Jenkins, Managing Director, Enkom Consulting

    Philip Matthews, Executive Director, NuLeAF
    Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland, Copeland Borough Council
    Diletta Colette Invernizzi, PhD Researcher, University of Leeds
    Chair: William Roberts, Decommissioning Expert & Chair of ICAEW Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, ICAEW
    15:00-15:30
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
    15:30-16:00
    Breaking Down Silos: Leveraging models to deliver through-lifecycle information sets for oversight and strategy
    Characterisation of Waste
     
    • Learn how Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a recognised enabler for rationalising IT assets by providing a coherent cross-silo picture
    • Understand how EA can be leveraged to provide a primary through-lifecycle reference and generate consistent views from a single source
    • Learn how EA can also be leveraged to support oversight and strategy by generating information sets for multiple stakeholders
    • Advance your knowledge of performing non-destructive assay to measure the efficiency of your decontamination process
    • Understand how accurate characterisation of waste is required to be to ensure you can effectively demonstrate compliance with regulations
    • Enhance your understanding of performing more precise characterisation methodology to ensure declarations of uncertainties are reduced to minimise overestimations of capacity
      Eugene McSheffrey, Principal Business Consultant, MEGA International Greg Black, Nuclear Regulator, Environment Agency
    16:00-16:30
    Decommissioning baseline planning for efficiency and best value for money
    OECD NEA Waste Management Activity
     
    • Understand the scope of program aspects requiring development and planning for reactor D&D that must be considered in the approach to decommissioning
    • Recognise how the approach taken for each program aspect influences decommissioning cost and schedule, and its implications to baseline development
    • Identify areas for specific attention during the decision-making process and recognise how to establish a scope, cost and schedule baseline, with due consideration for, and management of, risks to delivery
    • Get an overview of the current activities being undertaken by the OECD NEA to recognise the recent stakeholder requirements in countries throughout Europe, to assist in recognising where the most prevalent gaps lie
    • Hear a global perspective on nuclear waste management and the characterisation of radiological waste to ensure the best practice is adhered to for safe implementation of geological repositories 
    • Based on recent outcomes hear the discrepancies identified between countries and organisations, to learn about the strategies currently in place to enhance international cooperation
      Richard Peters, PT&C Operations Manager and Principal Consultant, Project Time & Cost Ichiro Otsuka, Radioactive Waste Management Specialist, OECD NEA
    16:30-17:00
    Case Study: Enhancing Confidence in Future Cost Estimates
    Perspectives on extending interim storage of spent nuclear fuel (beyond the initial license period)
     
    • Hear about the benchmarking programme of work at Sellafield which will allow an increase in confidence of cost-estimates going forward
    • Better understand the key drivers for cost-estimates and learn how these can be optimally analysed to ensure cost-effectiveness
    • Get an insight into the current work being carried out to allow Sellafield to recognise and provide visibility on the current financing information available to benchmark and improve future estimates
    • Enhance your understanding of the long-term requirements for interim storage packages, including the transportation of spent fuel and high level waste (HLW) after storage.
    • Hear about the latest R&D initiatives for interim storage solutions being developed and utilised in Germany
    • Further your understanding of the criteria surrounding license extension of interim storage facilities at shut-down power plant sites.
      John Millington, Head of Estimating, Sellafield
    Martyn Jenkins, MD, Enkom Consulting
    Holger Völzke, Director and Professor, BAM
    17:00
    CONFERENCE END

May 24: DAY 1 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

  • 07:00-08:45
    REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
    08:45-08:50
    Nuclear Energy Insider Welcome Speech
    Charlotte Howlett, Senior Project Manager, Nuclear Energy Insider
    08:50-09:00
    Chairman's introduction
    Barry Moloney, Managing Director, NSE International GmbH & Olenian Ltd 
    09:00-9:45
    Interactive Trade Workshop Part 1: Live Polling
    • Participate in the interactive live polling session with questions and discussion centred around the key challenges faced when expanding European business operations
    • Vote in live polls to find out where the key opportunities lie throughout Europe and the optimal ways to take advantage of these rapidly growing opportunities
    Barry Moloney, Managing Director, NSE International GmbH & Olenian Ltd
    9:45-10:30
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
    10:30-12:00
    Interactive Trade Workshop Part 2: Roundtable Discussion
    • Participate in roundtable discussions focusing on the live poll results to understand how to address the crucial challenges faced when expanding business operations throughout Europe
    • Hear from the experts throughout the audience on how best to enter new markets in the UK, France, Germany and more and how to work with utilities across the continent
    • Understand how to ensure international collaboration can be optimised during and after the UK's withdrawal from the EU to ensure member states can share knowledge and facilities to optimise strategy
    Barry Moloney, Managing Director, NSE International GmbH & Olenian Ltd
    12:00-13:30
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
    13:30-13:45
    Interactive Workshop Round-up
    • Hear a round-up of the lessons learned from the interactive workshop and the key messages to take away
    Nuclear Energy Insider
    13:45-14.15
    How European Decommissioning and Waste Management trends feature in the world landscape
    • Get an overview of the World and European decommissioning and waste management experiences and achievements to date
    • Hear about the current and future decommissioning state in Europe, and the challenges the policy makers and the industry will face to address an increased demand for decommissioning nuclear power plants
    • Develop your knowledge of the best practice to integrate the planning of decommissioning and waste stream management to ensure you can safely and cost-effectively decommission in the future
    Christophe Xerri, Director of the Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Waste Technology and Research Reactors, IAEA
    14:15-15:15
    Utility Panel Session: Decommissioning Strategies
    • Hear how different European utilities plan on optimising decommissioning strategy to enhance cost-effectiveness
    • Hear multiple European opinions on the future of decommissioning to ensure you can use optimal strategies to dismantle your plant
    • Learn about what the phasing out of nuclear power in Germany will mean for German utility companies, and how they plan on optimising final shut-down
    Jörg Klasen, Director of Decommissioning, EnBW
    Gerard Jacquemin, Snr. Procurement Advisor, Vattenfall
    Mike Guy, Technical Capabilities Development Manager, Sellafield
    Chair: Gerard Laurent, International Nuclear Expert, IN Solutions
    15:15-15:45
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
    15:45-16:30
    European Regulation: Panel Session
    • Understand the investigations that European regulators are conducting into improving policy and international standardisation
    • Create a common understanding of policy and regulations across Europe to increase international collaboration and overseas opportunities
    • Gain an overview of the differences between European regulations to drive forward common regulations in line with international developments

    David Scowcroft, Principal Inspector, ONR
    Jean-Luc Lachaume, Deputy Director General, ASN
    Simon Murphy, Project Manager “Kozoloduy Programme”, European Commission

    ChairBruno Thomauske, Managing Director, NSE International GmbH

    16:30-17:00
    Funding the Decommissioning of EDF's Fleet
    • Hear an overview of EDF's decommissioning programme to understand the progress to date and the strategies in place to address the rise in decommissioning
    • Develop your understanding of the financing structure for decommissioning EDF's PWR fleet, and hear how the lessons learned to date can be shared across Europe to ensure problematics are minimised when estimating future decommissioning costs
    • Comprehend how the challenges encountered when transitioning from operations to decommissioning including waste storage, human resources and industrial policy have been addressed to optimise decommissioning and waste management strategy
    Sylvain Desecures, Chief of Decommissioning Cost Estimation, EDF
    17:00-17:30
    Lessons-learned from EnBW's decommissioning strategy
    • Develop an understanding of the challenges encountered by EnBW during light water reactor decommissioning projects to ensure lessons learned are recognised and acted upon to minimise future difficulties
    • Learn to adapt the knowledge of decommissioning light water reactor and explore how it can be used to more effectively decommission Magnox and gas cooled reactors throughout Europe
    • Understand the strategies being developed in Germany for nuclear power plant decommissioning preparation and the key success factors that can be used to facilitate safe, cost-effective decommissioning
    Oliver Wilhelm, Senior Consultant, EnBW
    17:30-19:00
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

    Relax and share a drink with your peers during the networking drinks reception hosted by Silver Sponsors Saanio & Riekkola

May 25: DAY 2 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

  • 07:30-08:25
    REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
      Decommissioning Track Waste Management Track
    08:25-08:30
    Chairman’s Welcome
    Chairman’s Welcome
      David Lawson, Director, DLa Commercial William Roberts, Decommissioning Expert & Chair of the ICAEW Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, ICAEW
    08:30-09:00
    Preparation for Decommissioning in Sweden
    Integrating Waste Management
     
    • Understand the timescales for decommissioning at Barsebäck and Oskarshamn Nuclear Power Plants, and how the transition from operations to decommissioning is being implemented
    • Compare how the different ways of preparing for reactor shutdown at Barsebäck and Oskarshamn have impacted upon the decommissioning strategies
    • Learn how to keep motivation during preparation for shutdown to ensure continual improvements during
    • Learn how the Sellafield corporate strategy and transformation plan is being implemented
    • Understand the evolving practices taking place to develop the integration between different categories of waste that take into consideration a risk based approach
    • Hear about the ongoing work to identify and deliver opportunities associated with radioactive waste management and decommissioning
      Asa Carlson, Managing Director of Barsebäck NPP, Uniper Ciara Walsh, Waste Integration Manager, Sellafield
    09:00-09:30
    Radioactive Waste Management in Italy
    The success of interdisciplinary effort in the long-term management of nuclear wastes in Finland
     
    • Hear an overview of Sogin's approach to decommissioning and waste management, and current activity of radioactive waste management to identify where lessons can be learned
    • Understand how optimal long-term storage techniques including spent fuel repositories are selected and recognise the challenges which have been overcome to ensure that the best techniques are utilised in future long-term storage decisions
    • Hear how high-level waste and spent fuel is being successfully reprocessed at Sellafield and La Hague and what the long-term behaviour will be for this reprocessed fuel
    • Understand the work being conducted into an interdisciplinary approach for operational waste disposal of low- and intermediate-level waste
    • Hear how high-level waste and spent fuel are being managed effectively in Finland to ensure successful long term disposal
    • Recognise the safety requirements and licensing support for the long-term management of nuclear waste
      Giustino Mancini, Director Nuclear Fuel Cycle, SOGIN Dr Toivo Wanne, Leading Consultant, Saanio & Riekkola
    09:30-10:00
    Reactor dismantling in practice: how successful decommissioning is being done
    Key Risks and Opportunities of Waste Management to the UK's Decommissioning
     
    • Gain an insight into the latest NPP decommissioning projects across Europe, hearing about active projects and preparations for future projects
    • Learn about the successful strategies currently being utilised to dismantle boiling water reactors
    • Understand the challenges faced when dismantling European nuclear power plant projects and how they have been effectively overcome
    • Recognise the key short-term and long-term risks encountered when accessing infrastructure, and understand the consignment process debate: too risky, or proportionate?
    • Learn whether a different commercial approach could further enhance waste led decommissioning
    • Understand the growing case for change for waste categorisation in the UK, and hear about the opportunities to condition higher active wastes
      Joseph Boucau, Global Director D&D/WM Business Development, Westinghouse Craig Ashton, Head of Waste Services, LLW Repository
    10:00-10:30
    Ignalina NPP Decommissioning - Progress and Experience
    Solutions for Dealing with the Final Disposal of Spent Fuel
     
    • Get an update on the recent preparations for the nuclear decommissioning programme at Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant
    • Understand the decommissioning work in progress, key timelines and schedule for the decommissioning programme
    • Discover the challenges faced and during current and past decommissioning work and the lessons that have been learnt to ensure a smooth transition from operations to decommissioning
    • Gain an insight into the optimal strategies of disposing spent fuel
    • Develop your understanding of how to increase public acceptance of spent fuel disposal through transparency, regulation and trust
    • Take a look at the present situation in Finland: learn about Finland’s construction of final disposal space under the new nuclear construction license
      Saulius Urbonavicius, Head of Planning, Ignalina NPP Sami Hautakangas, Head of Spent Fuel & Disposal Services, Fortum
    10:30-11:00
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
    11:00-11:30
    Diversity in Decommissioning
    Waste Treatment Technologies
     
    • Receive an overview of what decommissioning is and understand the breadth and diversity of the work within a full decommissioning project
    • Learn from bespoke projects where successful decommissioning has been undertaken to include both building and dismantling work
    • Understand how to apply methods undertaken during previous projects to advance and improve future projects
    • Understand the innovative work being conducted to advance waste treatment technologies and how these solutions can be utilised effectively
    • Hear the latest case studies from throughout the UK and Europe to understand how challenges are being addressed during waste treatment projects
    • Address the growing demand for data advancements by learning about the pioneering software solutions being developed for decommissioning
      John Ball, Director Northern Region, Nuvia Jörg Viermann, Head of Sales Waste Management, GNS
    11:30-12:00
    Decommissioning and Dismantling Remote Handling Solutions
    Regulatory Impact of the Draft Guidance on Requirements for Release of Nuclear Sites from Radioactive Substances Regulation (GRR)
     
    • Understand the layout and technical design of remote control handling to minimise operator risks to radiation exposure
    • Hear about current projects in Europe utilising remote handling and how they are creating effective strategies to safely dismantle nuclear power plants
    • Hear about the latest research and development techniques to drive forward remote handing solutions
    • Hear about the current development of the GRR trial and understand how the draft guidance might affect the regulation of nuclear sites in the final stages of decommissioning
    • Understand how the draft guidance could influence an operator’s decision to leave residual radioactive waste on- site,  and consider what this might mean for nuclear decommissioning
    • Hear about some of the risk based requirements that will need to be satisfied to fulfil an environmental safety objective to safeguard people and the wider environment
      Peter Berben, Head of Decommissioning, ENGIE Tecnubel Adam Davis, Lead Site Regulator, Environment Agency
    12:00-12:30
    Skills Transferability in Decommissioning within the UK and Europe
    Advancements Within Low-level Waste Management
     
    • Get an overview of the latest successes concerning skills in the nuclear decommissioning sector and how the National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN) has helped to improve the performance of companies working in decommissioning
    • Hear about recent achievements from the NSAN European project facilitating the transferability of skills across Europe to understand how to export skills and access new markets
    • Hear how the decommissioning skills development model can help your organisation develop its capability to deliver efficient and successful decommissioning activities
    • Understand the recent and future changes occurring as the LLW Repository's Environmental Safety Case becomes embedded, and the subsequent risks and opportunities these will bring to the industry
    • Hear how Cyclife is adapting to these changes and has implemented them in recent waste treatment projects, and the current service developments aimed at maximising the opportunities to treat more complex waste-streams
    • Develop your knowledge of key waste management issues that supply chain companies are required to consider to ensure safety and fully optimise waste management
      Dawn Broad, Business Development Manager, National Skills Academy for Nuclear Joe Robinson, Managing Director, Cyclife
    12:30-13:30
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
    13:30-14:00
    Cost estimation trends and evolving practice within decommissioning cost estimation, with an international perspective
    Medical countermeasures and decorporation to address contamination
     
    • Hear about recent work on approaches to effectively and consistently estimate nuclear power plant retirement costs to deal with and reduce nuclear power plant decommissioning cost uncertainties
    • Be informed of current work exploring the relationships between decommissioning cost estimates and actual costs
    • Further your knowledge of underlying causes behind the apparent escalation of decommissioning costs and how these may be communicated
    • Learn about the innovative developments within Calixarene topical formulations for the successful treatment of skin and wounds affected by uranium contamination
    • Understand how topical formulations are optimised and promising for the successful decontamination of large body surface and localised contamination wounds
    • Hear an evaluation of the calixarene formulations efficiency towards other actinides and other physiochemical forms
      Simon Carroll, Senior Analyst, SSM & Chair OECD NEA DCEG Céline Bouvier-Capely , Research Engineer, IRSN for Laboratoire Cevidra
    14:00-15:00
    Panel Session: A UK perspective on how to address the rising costs of liabilities
    Panel: Public Acceptance and Securing Community Support for Waste Disposal
     
    • Hear from key stakeholders within the NDA estate to discover the challenges encountered during current decommissioning work, and how the lessons learned from these can improve practice within future projects to ensure complications are prevented
    • Compare current decommissioning work within the NDA estate with the plans for near term future decommissioning work in the UK to reduce the knowledge gap and facilitate learning between organisations
    • Develop learning opportunities across Europe by perceiving the challenges encountered within UK decommissioning and broadening knowledge of methods to reduce these in future
    • Hear about current techniques being used to facilitate public acceptance of high-level waste disposal and establish the support of deep disposal repositories in communities
    • Address the global public acceptance challenge through increased transparency of waste management decisions whereby science is combined with public communication to enhance understanding and confidence in waste disposal
    • Understand how to involve communities in siting decisions to secure waste management support
     

    John Millington, Head of Estimating, Sellafield
    Jeremy Richards, Project Delivery Improvement, Magnox

    Bruno Thomauske, Managing Director, NSE International
    Chair: Martyn Jenkins, Managing Director, Enkom Consulting

    Philip Matthews, Executive Director, NuLeAF
    Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland, Copeland Borough Council
    Diletta Colette Invernizzi, PhD Researcher, University of Leeds
    Chair: William Roberts, Decommissioning Expert & Chair of ICAEW Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, ICAEW
    15:00-15:30
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
    15:30-16:00
    Breaking Down Silos: Leveraging models to deliver through-lifecycle information sets for oversight and strategy
    Characterisation of Waste
     
    • Learn how Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a recognised enabler for rationalising IT assets by providing a coherent cross-silo picture
    • Understand how EA can be leveraged to provide a primary through-lifecycle reference and generate consistent views from a single source
    • Learn how EA can also be leveraged to support oversight and strategy by generating information sets for multiple stakeholders
    • Advance your knowledge of performing non-destructive assay to measure the efficiency of your decontamination process
    • Understand how accurate characterisation of waste is required to be to ensure you can effectively demonstrate compliance with regulations
    • Enhance your understanding of performing more precise characterisation methodology to ensure declarations of uncertainties are reduced to minimise overestimations of capacity
      Eugene McSheffrey, Principal Business Consultant, MEGA International Greg Black, Nuclear Regulator, Environment Agency
    16:00-16:30
    Decommissioning baseline planning for efficiency and best value for money
    OECD NEA Waste Management Activity
     
    • Understand the scope of program aspects requiring development and planning for reactor D&D that must be considered in the approach to decommissioning
    • Recognise how the approach taken for each program aspect influences decommissioning cost and schedule, and its implications to baseline development
    • Identify areas for specific attention during the decision-making process and recognise how to establish a scope, cost and schedule baseline, with due consideration for, and management of, risks to delivery
    • Get an overview of the current activities being undertaken by the OECD NEA to recognise the recent stakeholder requirements in countries throughout Europe, to assist in recognising where the most prevalent gaps lie
    • Hear a global perspective on nuclear waste management and the characterisation of radiological waste to ensure the best practice is adhered to for safe implementation of geological repositories 
    • Based on recent outcomes hear the discrepancies identified between countries and organisations, to learn about the strategies currently in place to enhance international cooperation
      Richard Peters, PT&C Operations Manager and Principal Consultant, Project Time & Cost Ichiro Otsuka, Radioactive Waste Management Specialist, OECD NEA
    16:30-17:00
    Case Study: Enhancing Confidence in Future Cost Estimates
    Perspectives on extending interim storage of spent nuclear fuel (beyond the initial license period)
     
    • Hear about the benchmarking programme of work at Sellafield which will allow an increase in confidence of cost-estimates going forward
    • Better understand the key drivers for cost-estimates and learn how these can be optimally analysed to ensure cost-effectiveness
    • Get an insight into the current work being carried out to allow Sellafield to recognise and provide visibility on the current financing information available to benchmark and improve future estimates
    • Enhance your understanding of the long-term requirements for interim storage packages, including the transportation of spent fuel and high level waste (HLW) after storage.
    • Hear about the latest R&D initiatives for interim storage solutions being developed and utilised in Germany
    • Further your understanding of the criteria surrounding license extension of interim storage facilities at shut-down power plant sites.
      John Millington, Head of Estimating, Sellafield
    Martyn Jenkins, MD, Enkom Consulting
    Holger Völzke, Director and Professor, BAM
    17:00
    CONFERENCE END

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Charlotte Howlett

Charlotte Howlett

Senior Project Director
Nuclear Energy Insider
Global: +44 (0) 20 7375 7182
Email: chowlett@nuclearenergyinsider.com

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