7th Annual Nuclear Decommissioning Conference Europe 31st May-1st June | The Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, UK

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Track One

Session One: Reducing Cost for More Efficient Decommissioning

This section will cover a breadth of topics and solutions to reducing costs and increasing efficiency in decommissioning projects. Hear from SLCs, utilities and the supply chain on managing decommissioning costs, game-changing technology and cost estimation techniques

Panel Session: New build vs existing fleet - managing decommissioning costs

  • Hear from key stakeholders within the NDA estate from Sellafield and Magnox so you can take away key lessons learnt from current decommission work
  • Get the chance to understand how new build projects will use benchmarking for future decommissioning work and the decommissioning provisions in place for new builds
  • Gain an insight into managing lifecycle baseline cost so you can manage costs effectively within your decommissioning projects

Panel Chair: Martyn Jenkins, Managing Director, Enkom Consulting
Tony Free, Head of Decommissioning/Environmental planning, EDF Energy
Huw Widgery, DWMP Planning Manager, Horizon Nuclear Power
John Millington, Head of Cost Estimating, Sellafield
Kat Ferguson, Head of Cost, Magnox
Amanda French, Head of Portfolio Assurance, NDA

Panel Session: Preparing for decommissioning through early knowledge management strategy development

  • Hear from key stakeholders within the NDA estate from Sellafield and Magnox so you can take away key lessons learnt from current decommission work
  • Get the chance to understand how new build projects will use benchmarking for future decommissioning work and the decommissioning provisions in place for new builds
  • Gain an insight into managing lifecycle baseline cost so you can manage costs effectively within your decommissioning projects

Panel Chair: Franz Borrmann, Managing Director, IUS
John Day, Head of Knowledge Management and Intellectual Property, Sellafield
Bob Radford, Head of Information Governance, Magnox

Developing accretive investment recovery practices for surplus, idle, and complete closures

  • Understand the Nuclear AMRC’s role in helping UK companies win work in the global nuclear marketplace through manufacturing innovation and supplier development
  • Gain an exclusive insight into three manufacturing case studies including a 25% cost saving for ILW containers at Sellafield
  • Understand how you can best engage with the wider decommissioning sector both as a site owner and supply chain so you can identify further opportunities for manufacturing innovation

Jack Hardy, Business Development Manager, Nuclear AMRC

Preparing for DECON: the SONGS Experience

  • Hear from two of the largest industrial auction and asset advisory firms to gain insight into developing investment recovery best practices
  • Understand how to maximize value while mitigating impact of the site in terms of Environmental impact, as well as enhancing your CSR & public perceptions
  • Gain insight into the asset recovery process via a walk through a live power sector project and establish why speed to market is crucial

Alan Bell, Director, Troostwijk Auctions Ltd
David Barkoff, Director of Sales, Heritage Global Partners Inc

Panel Session: Technology Showcase

  • Get an inside look into the development of the most innovative technologies available for nuclear decommissioning, waste management and disposal so you can curtail your decommissioning costs
  • Understand how the latest technologies including robotics, radiation measurement and instrumentation can be applied to your bespoke decommissioning projects
  • Understand how initial projects with these technologies have enabled an increase in safety and how they can be tailored to specific needs and criteria point

Speakers coming soon…

Session Two: Preparation for Decommissioning – European Case Studies

Case studies from those in preparation for or undergoing  decommissioning – focus on transition from operations to decommissioning and the safety culture, timeline and resourcing challenges associated with this transition

Effective and efficient regulation of decommissioning within the UK

  • Understand the current regulation of decommissioning nuclear sites in the UK so you can stay compliant throughout your decommissioning programme
  • Gain the ONR perspective as to how decommissioning can improve efficiency whilst keeping a high level of safety throughout
  • Take a look at some important lessons learnt from a regulatory perspective

Mina Golshan, Superintending Inspector Decommissioning, Fuel and Waste Programme, Office for Nuclear Regulation

Looking ahead to France’s PWR decommissioning: reducing costs and saving time

  • Gain an insight into plans for the decommissioning of the 58 PWR reactors in France
  • Understand how EDF plan to maximise efficiency of the 58 PWR reactors to be decommissioned in France by taking a fleet wide approach to decommissioning and waste management
  • Understand the possible solutions to difficult transitionary challenges associated with going from operations to decommissioning in France such as safety culture and resourcing

Challenges in Nuclear Decommissioning across Europe

  • Understand key timelines for nuclear decommissioning projects in Europe so you can align your business development strategy
  • Gain an insight into the resourcing and financial challenges for nuclear utility companies so you can understand where your products or services might be needed going forward
  • Take a look at the various models involved in European nuclear decommissioning from fleet-wide approaches to nuclear service business models

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Track Two - Radioactive Waste Management and Spent Fuel Management

This brand new track will focus on the key challenges and solutions to waste management and spent fuel within Europe. It will delve into both the issues within nuclear waste management as a result of decommissioning and the waste and spent fuel created during operations.

Session 1: Geological Disposal

Update on Siting for the UK Geological Disposal Facility

  • Identify the UK’s strategy for long term waste management within the UK
  • Gain insight into the plans for a geological disposal facility in the UK and the steps necessary for its implementation over the coming decades#
  • Get an update on the latest siting documentation so you are fully aware of the GDF’s progress within the UK

Bruce Mckirdy, Managing Director, RWM Ltd

Spent fuel management and repository programme in Finland

  • Gain an insight into Finland’s latest progress regarding the license application and construction of their GDF
  • Understand the core reasons why Finland have had this major success so you can take a way key lessons learned from Europe’s first GDF approval
  • Take a look into how Posiva dealt with public perception, licensing and technical challenges so you understand the key principles when building a GDF

Sami Hautakangas, Senior Project Manager Decommissioning, Fortum

Session Two: Interim Storage to Final Disposal

Planning from interim to permanent

  • Gain an insight into the important short and medium term preparations that need to be made to ensure an easy transition to long-term storage
  • Understand the role of assessing disposability when packaging wastes compatible with a future geological disposal facility

Speaker from RWM coming soon…

Large scale land remediation, using innovative solutions

  • Understand the challenges associated with large scale remediation of radioactive contaminated land
  • Gain an insight into the deployment of SCANPLOT to quickly determine the extent of radioactive contamination issues on affected land
  • Take a look at how SCANSORT has been used as a solution to measure and sort large volumes of suspect soil and debris in the UK and elsewhere

Doug Kerr, Technical Consultant Decommissioning and Remediation, AMEC Foster Wheeler

Innovations in volume reduction for final disposal

  • Gain an insight into NUKEM Technologies European experience in pyrolysis of IEX and Evaporater Concentrate 
  • Take a look into NUKEM’s new mobile melting facility so you can understand how this technology could be used in waste management and recycling
  • Understand how the use of these technologies has resulted in the reduction of bulk material

Dr. Hauke Grages, Director Operations, NUKEM Technologies

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Michael Vickery
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Nuclear Energy Insider
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