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European Nuclear Forum

New build, decommissioning and supply chain management: meeting Europe’s nuclear challenges

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The 7th annual European Nuclear Forum will bring together executives from the major new build and decommissioning programmes from across the continent. This conference regularly attracts over a hundred management and director level attendees from the world's top utility companies, engineering firms and nuclear suppliers.

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  • Marzena Piszczek, Vice-President, PGE to address European Nuclear Forum

    Marzena will discuss Poland’s preparations for a new generation of nuclear

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Why attend?

  • Hear how new build plans are taking shape across Europe
  • Debate the financing opportunities for the nuclear industry
  • Discover opportunities for supplying new build plans from around the world
  • Discuss the timeline and opportunities for decommissioning Europe's nuclear fleet
  • Learn how different nations are reacting to the Radioactive Waste Directive

The conference will open with a new build leaders’ forum featuring senior figures from Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Lithuania. The second day features a focus on global developments in new build with an update on how you can get involved with ongoing projects in Turkey.

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European Nuclear Forum - Day 1

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09:15

Welcome address by Marketforce

09:20

Chairman’s opening remarks

09:25

Keynote Opening Address

Being confident and transparent: how we put nuclear back on the agenda in the UK

Lord Hutton of Furness
Lord Hutton of Furness

Chairman

Nuclear Industry Association

09:45

Questions

Session One: Putting nuclear new build back on track

Leaders’ forum

Expectations of a nuclear renaissance have given way to concerns as to whether the industry can consistently deliver on budget and on schedule. While the dual challenges of climate change and energy security remain as important as ever, the nuclear industry must address its problems and perception if new build is to become a reality. In this session we will examine the prospects for the industry around Europe.

09:50

Prospects for new build and expansion at Paks

Sándor Nagy
Sándor Nagy

Deputy Chief Executive

MVM

10:05

The state of nuclear new build in Slovakia

Vladivoj Reznik
Vladivoj Reznik

Engineering Director

Slovenske Elektrarne

10:20

Preparing for Poland’s new generation of nuclear

Marzena Piszczek
Marzena Piszczek

Vice-President

PGE Energia Jadrowa

10:35

Panel Discussion

  • Stress tests: what have been the key lessons and what are the next steps?
  • Putting nuclear new build back on the political agenda
  • What factors are pushing up the cost of new build?
  • Improving coordination to control costs and deliver on time
  • Responding positively to increased scrutiny post-Fukushima: investing in nuclear’s image
  • Global developments in the nuclear industry: an opportunity or a risk for European nuclear?
  • Are current European regulatory regimes fit for purpose?
Marzena Piszczek
Marzena Piszczek

Vice-President

PGE Energia Jadrowa

Rimantas Vaitkus
Rimantas Vaitkus

Chief Executive Officer

Visagino Atominė Elektrinė

Vladivoj Reznik
Vladivoj Reznik

Engineering Director

Slovenske Elektrarne

Sándor Nagy
Sándor Nagy

Deputy Chief Executive

MVM

11:05

Refreshments

Session Two: Making nuclear investment attractive in a bear market
11:35

A challenging environment: evaluating the prospects for financing

  • Changing fortunes: assessing the health of Europe’s utilities
  • What has been the impact of the US shale gas boom on prospects for nuclear in Europe?
  • Is investment from state owned enterprises and sovereign wealth funds a necessity?
  • Which regions of the world are most attractive for investment in nuclear power?
Martin Brough
Martin Brough

Director, Utilities Research

Deutsche Bank

11:55

The UK’s Electricity Market Reform: a viable model for incentivising low-carbon generation?

The UK is creating a new electricity market in order to incentivise investment in low-carbon generation, including renewables and nuclear power. Measures include a feed-in tariff delivered through contracts for difference, a capacity mechanism and a floor to the carbon price delivered by the EU’s ETS. This session will outline how this is proposed to work and the timescales involved.

Professor Jim Skea
Professor Jim Skea

Research Councils Energy Strategy Fellow

Imperial College

12:15

The inherent link between construction contracts and insurance

Spencer Banks
Spencer Banks

Partner, Construction and Real Estate

JLT Specialty

Ian Maciulis
Ian Maciulis

Coordinator, Global Nuclear Practice Group

JLT Specialty

12:35

Ask The Experts

In this session delegates will form groups around their tables to discuss different financing options for new build, and will come up with comments and questions for the panel. Points to be discussed may include:

  • Has the increased cost of construction made new build virtually uninvestable?
  • What type of investor is suited to the opportunities of nuclear new build?
  • Minimising investor risk: opportunities for insurance
  • What mechanisms are most likely to reduce the uncertainty of the long-term price of electricity?
  • What degree of state support is needed to get construction started?
  • How can nuclear compete for investment against natural gas?
12:45

Panel response

Professor Jim Skea
Professor Jim Skea

Research Councils Energy Strategy Fellow

Imperial College

Martin Brough
Martin Brough

Director, Utilities Research

Deutsche Bank

Mark Muldowney
Mark Muldowney

Head of Energy Advisory

BNP Paribas

Spencer Banks
Spencer Banks

Partner, Construction and Real Estate

JLT Specialty

Ian Maciulis
Ian Maciulis

Coordinator, Global Nuclear Practice Group

JLT Specialty

13:15

Lunch

Session Three: Addressing the decommissioning challenge
14:20

Straight to work: the decommissioning strategy of a German utility

  • Dealing with the nuclear phase out: decommissioning in Germany becomes a top priority
  • Making best use of the lessons learned at Obrigheim
  • Preparing Neckarwestheim 1 and Philippsburg 1 for decommissioning
  • Swift but safe: ensuring the safety of our staff and the public
Dr. Manfred Möller
Dr. Manfred Möller

Managing Director

EnBW Kernkraft

14:40

Learning by doing: decommissioning lessons from France

  • An update on the status of decommissioning projects in France
  • Maintaining a skilled workforce: the necessary experience and training
  • Decommissioning reactors as a prerequisite for the next generation of new build
  • What can France’s decommissioning experience offer Central and Eastern Europe?
Jean-Jacques Grenouillet
Jean-Jacques Grenouillet

Decommissioning Project Manager

EDF

15:00

Questions and panel discussion

  • What is the decommissioning timeline across Europe?
  • What are the challenges for upskilling the decommissioning workforce?
  • New build: a complement or competitor for skilled staff?
  • Financing early decommissioning in Germany: who pays?
  • When is direct decommissioning the most suitable approach?
Dr. Manfred Möller
Dr. Manfred Möller

Managing Director

EnBW Kernkraft

Jean-Jacques Grenouillet
Jean-Jacques Grenouillet

Decommissioning Project Manager

EDF

15:30

Refreshments

Session Four: Delivering safely, delivering efficiently
16:00

Supply Chain and Skills Q&A: Sustaining quality in Europe’s supply chain

Suppliers need to be ready to begin work immediately if they hope to win contracts in the nuclear industry. Gearing up the supply chain can be difficult when choices over technology and processes remain uncertain. In this session representatives from the industry will answer questions on how they are developing the supply chain. Topics for discussion may include:

  • Pushing quality down the supply chain: achieving “the nuclear standard”
  • Crosstraining: synergies between new build, decommissioning and maintenance
  • What role should governments play in facilitating a skilled nuclear workforce?
  • Getting the supply chain ready before winning a bid: what preparations are useful and possible?
  • Proving credentials: what do utilities and vendors look for from suppliers?
David Powell
David Powell

Vice President Nuclear Power Plant Sales

GE-Hitachi

Lubomir Gogela
Lubomir Gogela

Cluster Manager

Czech Machinery Cluster

16:30

Keynote closing address: Nuclear Europe: building and maintaining public trust and confidence

Jean-Pol Poncelet
Jean-Pol Poncelet

Director General

Foratom

16:50

Questions

16:55

Chairman’s closing remarks and end of day one

European Nuclear Forum - Day 2

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09:30

Chairman’s opening remarks

Session Five: Global developments in a global industry
09:35

Turkey’s nuclear ambitions: delivering energy security and independence

Rapid population growth and a booming economy have helped to make new generating capacity a vital pillar of Turkish energy policy. After nearly 40 years of nuclear ambitions, the Turkish state is now eager to begin a vast programme of new build. Three years ago, Rosatom was contracted to build, own and operate a plant at Akkuyu, and preparation is well underway for new plants at Sinop, İğneada and beyond.

Necati Yamaç
Necati Yamaç

Head of Department of Nuclear Energy Project Implementation

Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources

09:55

Questions

10:05

New VVER type plants in the light of lessons learned from Fukushima accident

The safety features of the new VVER type plant design have been significantly upgraded since the mid 1990´s.  In this session Rusatom Overseas’ Vice President will take delegates through how the main lessons learned from Fukushima have been addressed already before the accidents. The new design has safety systems that provide reliable core cooling even in case of loss of all AC power and loss of primary ultimate heat sink.

Jukka Laaksonen
Jukka Laaksonen

Vice President

Rusatom Overseas

10:25

Questions

10:35

Successful new build in China: building an EPR as fast as a 1000MWE Gen2 reactor

  • On time and on budget: what can China teach Europe about New Build?
  • Progress report: preparing for reactor vessel installation in Taishan
  • What are the opportunities for a growing Chinese nuclear industry in Europe?
  • Next steps: the future of nuclear power in China
Thomas Epron
Thomas Epron

President

Areva Česka Republika

10:55

Questions

11:05

Refreshments

Session Six: Gearing up to deal with high-level waste
11:35

Implementing the European Waste Disposal Directive

  • A holistic approach to waste disposal: from generation through to long-term disposal
  • Protecting worker and public safety: training, self-assessment and peer review
  • Understanding the export conditions for the trading of high-level waste
  • Putting together a national waste plan in every member state by 2015
Ute Blohm-Hieber
Ute Blohm-Hieber

Head of Department, Nuclear, Waste Management & Transport Unit

European Commission

11:55

Case Study: 100,000 years - Deep repository Onkalo in Finland

  • Learning lessons from the Onkalo site selection process 
  • Engineering challenges: building a repository to survive an ice age 
  • Remaining flexible and adaptable through a 100 year operating life
Timo Äikäs
Timo Äikäs

Executive Vice President

Posiva

12:15

The PRISM reactor: turning spent nuclear fuel into carbon-free electricity

  • What drove GE/Hitachi to develop a next generation sodium-cooled reactor?
  • Reducing waste volumes: to what extent can the PRISM reactor reduce existing stockpiles?
  • Plans for the United Kingdom: offering an alternative solution for managing the UK’s legacy
  • A different environmental offer: What’s the benefit from the environmentalists’ perspective?
David Powell
David Powell

Vice President Nuclear Power Plant Sales

GE-Hitachi

12:35

Questions

12:50

Lunch

Session Seven: Managing better: achieving excellence in project management
13:55

Oskarshamn nuclear power plant: increasing safety and capacity at Unit 3 in a new nuclear reality

  • The timeline and challenges for delivering a safer, more efficient and longer-lasting power plant
  • Structural concerns: the engineering challenges of maintaining and uprating a 37-year-old plant
  • How does uprating and lifetime extension interact with the stress tests?
  • The challenge of initiating a megaproject in a previously idle nuclear market
Mats Ekblad
Mats Ekblad

Head of Business Improvement

OKG

14:15

What’s working where? Megaproject management lessons for nuclear new build

Megaprojects are united by their extreme complexity and by a long record of poor delivery. Megaproject COST Action was set up to examine how these projects can be designed and delivered more effectively. In this session, Dr. Locatelli will discuss the group’s relevance and lessons for nuclear new build.

Giorgio Locatelli
Giorgio Locatelli

Associate Member, Megaproject COST Action

University of Lincoln

14:35

Questions

14:55

Keynote Closing Address: Nuclear Europe - building and maintaining public trust and confidence

Malcolm Grimston
Malcolm Grimston

Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Development Programme

Chatham House

15:05

Questions

15:10

Chairman’s closing remarks and close of conference

Lord Hutton of Furness
Lord Hutton of Furness

Chairman

Nuclear Industry Association

Sándor Nagy
Sándor Nagy

Deputy Chief Executive

MVM

Necati Yamaç
Necati Yamaç

Head of Department of Nuclear Energy Project Implementation

Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources

Marzena Piszczek
Marzena Piszczek

Vice-President

PGE Energia Jadrowa

Rimantas Vaitkus
Rimantas Vaitkus

Chief Executive Officer

Visagino Atominė Elektrinė

Vladivoj Reznik
Vladivoj Reznik

Engineering Director

Slovenske Elektrarne

Valentin Nikolov
Valentin Nikolov

Executive Director

Kozloduy NPP

Dr. Manfred Möller
Dr. Manfred Möller

Managing Director

EnBW Kernkraft

Thomas Epron
Thomas Epron

President

Areva Česka Republika

Jukka Laaksonen
Jukka Laaksonen

Vice President

Rusatom Overseas

Jean-Pol Poncelet
Jean-Pol Poncelet

Director General

Foratom

Mats Ekblad
Mats Ekblad

Head of Business Improvement

OKG

Jean-Jacques Grenouillet
Jean-Jacques Grenouillet

Decommissioning Project Manager

EDF

Ute Blohm-Hieber
Ute Blohm-Hieber

Head of Department, Nuclear, Waste Management & Transport Unit

European Commission

Mark Muldowney
Mark Muldowney

Head of Energy Advisory

BNP Paribas

Timo Äikäs
Timo Äikäs

Executive Vice President

Posiva

David Powell
David Powell

Vice President Nuclear Power Plant Sales

GE-Hitachi

Martin Brough
Martin Brough

Director, Utilities Research

Deutsche Bank

Lubomir Gogela
Lubomir Gogela

Cluster Manager

Czech Machinery Cluster

Malcolm Grimston
Malcolm Grimston

Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Development Programme

Chatham House

Professor Jim Skea
Professor Jim Skea

Research Councils Energy Strategy Fellow

Imperial College

Giorgio Locatelli
Giorgio Locatelli

Associate Member, Megaproject COST Action

University of Lincoln

Spencer Banks
Spencer Banks

Partner, Construction and Real Estate

JLT Specialty

Ian Maciulis
Ian Maciulis

Coordinator, Global Nuclear Practice Group

JLT Specialty

Sponsors

JLT

www.jltgroup.com/risk-and-insurance/nuclear-insurance

JLT's Global Nuclear Industry Practice Group with SIACI SAINT HONORE (S2H), brings together London' leading construction and private finance expertise and the leading nuclear insurance broker in Europe to help those involved with the decommissioning, construction and operation of nuclear power facilities to develop innovative insurance and risk solutions.

 

Media Partners

nuclear.pl

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Portal nuclear.pl was established in 2000 as a response to rampant wave of false information about nuclear energy and issues related to radiation. As the first Polish website, we undertook the difficult activities for education and information in widely understood atomism, including using nuclear energy in power, medicine and industries. On nuclear.pl you can find information about nuclear power plants, basic of physic, types and construction of reactors etc.Our main activities are education and accurate information on nuclear energy. We publish our own materials and are happy to answer questions from the press and people. 

 

Nuclear Market

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Monitoring business opportunities for the nuclear sector.

 

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