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With new investment in Moorside from Westinghouse, plans to start construction on Hinkley Point C and the Magnox/RSRL contract winners due to be announced, this year will be a critical juncture for the future of nuclear power in the UK. 

Nuclear Industry Forum
 is an all-encompassing strategic event which will bring together the key influencers in the industry to address issues surrounding new build, decommissioning and waste. Regularly attracting over 100 attendees, don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet with peers and hear key insights from the top players in nuclear energy. 

Speakers 2014

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What was discussed in 2014?:

  • Opening addresses from Lord Hutton and Rt. Hon. Michael Fallon on the UK’s ambitions for nuclear
  • Insight on infrastructure investment from Lord Deighton, Commercial Secretary, HM Treasury
  • Critical updates from EDF Energy, Horizon Nuclear Power, NuGeneration, NDA and Dounreay
  • One-to-one meetings with project leaders from EDF Energy, Hitachi, AREVA, Rolls-Royce, Balfour Beatty and many more at our networking session…
Lord Deighton
Lord Deighton

Commercial Secretary

HM Treasury

Lord Hutton
Lord Hutton

Chairman

Nuclear Industry Association

Rt. Hon. Michael Fallon MP
Rt. Hon. Michael Fallon MP

Minister of State for Business and Energy

Department for Business Innovation and Skills; Department for Energy and Climate Change

Liz Keenaghan-Clark
Liz Keenaghan-Clark

Deputy Director, Nuclear Decommissioning, Waste and Safety, Office for Nuclear Development

DECC

Ken Owen
Ken Owen

Commercial Director,

EDF Energy

Alan Raymant
Alan Raymant

Chief Operating Officer

Horizon Nuclear Power

Dongshan Zheng
Dongshan Zheng

Senior Vice President

CGN

Katsunori Mizukami
Katsunori Mizukami

Deputy General Manager, Value Engineering & Global Procurement Engineering Center

Hitachi Ltd.

Paul Spence
Paul Spence

Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs

EDF Energy

Adrian Simper
Adrian Simper

Strategy and Technology Director

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Bruce McKirdy
Bruce McKirdy

Managing Director

Radioactive Waste Management

Steve Beckitt
Steve Beckitt

Project Director, Fuel Cycle Area

Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd

Barry Brooks
Barry Brooks

President

Institution Engineering and Technology

Mike Tynan
Mike Tynan

Chief Executive

Nuclear AMRC

Ulrik von Estorff
Ulrik von Estorff

Manager, European Human Resources Observatory for the Nuclear Energy Sector (EHRO-N), Institute of Transport and Energy,

Institute of Transport and Energy, European Commission

Laurent-Olivier Coudeyre
Laurent-Olivier Coudeyre

Supply Chain Director

AREVA

Paul Dickinson
Paul Dickinson

Procurement Leader

Laing O’Rourke

Iain Wilson
Iain Wilson

Nuclear Director,

Balfour Beatty

Andy Storer
Andy Storer

Programme Director

Rolls-Royce

Malcolm Ness
Malcolm Ness

Project Director

BAM Nuttall

Andrew Buglass
Andrew Buglass

Head of Energy

RBS

Ian Temperton
Ian Temperton

Head of Advisory

Climate Change Capital

Rory O’Neill
Rory O’Neill

Executive Director, Stakeholder Relations

Sellafield Ltd.

Adrian Bull
Adrian Bull

Director of External Relations

National Nuclear Laboratory

Peter Bachsleitner
Peter Bachsleitner

Partner, Energy and CleanTech

Pcubed

Richard Oppenheim
Richard Oppenheim

First Secretary, Head of Climate Change and Energy

British Embassy Tokyo

Richard Coackley
Richard Coackley

Director of Energy, Development, Environment & Natural Resources

URS Corporation

Ken Robertson
Ken Robertson

Marketing Director

Nuvia

Claire Scotter
Claire Scotter

Head of Communications and Public Affairs

STEMNET

Morgan Powell
Morgan Powell

Head of General Procurement

Horizon Nuclear Power

Sandy Rupprecht
Sandy Rupprecht

Chief Executive Officer

NuGeneration

Charlie Bray
Charlie Bray

South West Regional Manager

Nuclear Skills Academy

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Day 1

09:00

Welcome address by David Saunders, Managing Director, Marketforce

09:05

Chair’s opening remarks

Peter Bachsleitner
Peter Bachsleitner

Partner, Energy and CleanTech

Pcubed

09:10

Keynote Opening Address

Building a strong future for the UK nuclear industry – at home and overseas

Lord Hutton
Lord Hutton

Chairman

Nuclear Industry Association

09:25

Questions

Session One: Maintaining momentum for nuclear new build
09:30

09.30 Ground-breaking achievement: what next for Hinkley Point C and Sizewell?

Paul Spence
Paul Spence

Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs

EDF Energy

09:45

Latest progress at Wylfa Newydd – focus on delivery

Alan Raymant
Alan Raymant

Chief Operating Officer

Horizon Nuclear Power

10:00

Update from Moorside: technology and Site Assessment

10:00

Emerging business models in the nuclear industry

Richard Coackley
Richard Coackley

Director of Energy, Development, Environment & Natural Resources

URS Corporation

10:35

Leaders’ Forum

  • What major challenges lie ahead in progressing with nuclear new build projects?  
  • What impact will the final investment decision for HPC have for other operators?
  • How can nuclear strike prices be reconciled with lower consumer energy bills?
  • How can the risk of construction bottlenecks and delays be minimised?
  • To what extent can workforce requirements be scheduled across projects?
  • How can developers ensure that their UK supply chain mix estimates are achieved?
  • How are developers helping the supply chain achieve quality and safety standards?
  • What logistical problems do building EPR and ABWR reactor types for the first time in the UK entail?
  • How can the UK ensure it remains attractive to overseas investors?
Alan Raymant
Alan Raymant

Chief Operating Officer

Horizon Nuclear Power

Paul Spence
Paul Spence

Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs

EDF Energy

Richard Coackley
Richard Coackley

Director of Energy, Development, Environment & Natural Resources

URS Corporation

10:55

Refreshments

Session Two: Making nuclear projects reality
11:25

Keynote Address

The nuclear renaissance: stimulating growth in UK industries

Rt. Hon. Michael Fallon MP
Rt. Hon. Michael Fallon MP

Minister of State for Business and Energy

Department for Business Innovation and Skills; Department for Energy and Climate Change

11:45

Questions

11:50

11.50 Sharing global expertise in delivering nuclear power projects

Sandy Rupprecht
Sandy Rupprecht

Chief Executive Officer

NuGeneration

12:10

Ensuring success in UK nuclear project delivery

Ken Robertson
Ken Robertson

Marketing Director

Nuvia

12:30

12.30 Building a suitable financial framework for nuclear new build

  • Gaining State Aid approval: overview of application to the European Commission  
  • What does the Head of Term Agreement on Hinkley Point C look like?
  • What are the future challenges for nuclear new build in the UK? 
Liz Keenaghan-Clark
Liz Keenaghan-Clark

Deputy Director, Nuclear Decommissioning, Waste and Safety, Office for Nuclear Development

DECC

12:50

Panel discussion

  • What are the key concerns in bringing together investment consortia?
  • What challenges do consortia face in reaching a final investment decision?
  • How will the Hinkley Point C strike price agreement impact future investment decisions?
  • Beyond investment, how can consortia members contribute to project development?
  • How can overseas input into UK nuclear projects be nurtured further?
Andrew Buglass
Andrew Buglass

Head of Energy

RBS

Ian Temperton
Ian Temperton

Head of Advisory

Climate Change Capital

Ken Robertson
Ken Robertson

Marketing Director

Nuvia

13:20

Lunch sponsored by URS

14:35

Keynote address

Priorities for infrastructure investment in the UK

Lord Deighton
Lord Deighton

Commercial Secretary

HM Treasury

14:55

Questions

Session Three: Opportunities in development and decommissioning
15:00

Beginning the construction process for Hinkley Point C

  • Establishing a plan of action for the next 12 months - and beyond
  • Key opportunities available to the supply chain
  • Measures to ensure quality of delivery and cost control at all levels
Ken Owen
Ken Owen

Commercial Director,

EDF Energy

15:20

Working on Wylfa Newydd: bringing together the supply chain

  • Overview of progress in 2013
  • Supply chain development for the UK-ABWR, and QA qualification process
  • Future challenges and supply chain development for the UK ABWR
Katsunori Mizukami
Katsunori Mizukami

Deputy General Manager, Value Engineering & Global Procurement Engineering Center

Hitachi Ltd.

15:40

Questions

15:55

Chair’s closing remarks

Peter Bachsleitner
Peter Bachsleitner

Partner, Energy and CleanTech

Pcubed

Session Four: Meet the supply chain
16:00

Enhanced networking session, featuring 1:1 meetings

Continue the discussion and network with peers over mocktails and a giant Scalextric set.

16:00

Networking session with developers and Tier 1 contractors

Katsunori Mizukami
Katsunori Mizukami

Deputy General Manager, Value Engineering & Global Procurement Engineering Center

Hitachi Ltd.

Morgan Powell
Morgan Powell

Head of General Procurement

Horizon Nuclear Power

Steve Beckitt
Steve Beckitt

Project Director, Fuel Cycle Area

Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd

Laurent-Olivier Coudeyre
Laurent-Olivier Coudeyre

Supply Chain Director

AREVA

Paul Dickinson
Paul Dickinson

Procurement Leader

Laing O’Rourke

Andy Storer
Andy Storer

Programme Director

Rolls-Royce

Iain Wilson
Iain Wilson

Nuclear Director,

Balfour Beatty

Malcolm Ness
Malcolm Ness

Project Director

BAM Nuttall

17:00

Drinks reception

Day 2

09:00

Chair’s opening remarks

Charlie Bray
Charlie Bray

South West Regional Manager

Nuclear Skills Academy

Session Five: Delivering the UK’s vision for nuclear
09:05

Keynote Opening Address

Experience sharing on localization of the Chinese nuclear power industry

Dongshan Zheng
Dongshan Zheng

Senior Vice President

CGN

09:25

Questions

09:30

Long after the turbines stop turning: overcoming challenges in decommissioning

  • Progress made in decommissioning so far – and what still needs to be done 
  • How has the NDA managed to reduce expenditure through collaborative contracts?
  • What is being done to improve the safety record on decommissioning sites?
  • What are the NDA’s main priorities for the Magnox and RSRL estates going forward? 
Adrian Simper
Adrian Simper

Strategy and Technology Director

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

09:50

Questions

Session Six: Expanding the UK's skills resource
09:55

A national shortage of skilled engineers - and what to do about it

Barry Brooks
Barry Brooks

President

Institution Engineering and Technology

10:15

UK and Europe’s nuclear capability: where do the gaps lie?

Ulrik von Estorff
Ulrik von Estorff

Manager, European Human Resources Observatory for the Nuclear Energy Sector (EHRO-N), Institute of Transport and Energy,

Institute of Transport and Energy, European Commission

10:35

Addressing the UK nuclear skills challenge – a focus on high-end skills development

Adrian Bull
Adrian Bull

Director of External Relations

National Nuclear Laboratory

10:55

Panel discussion

Steps towards resolving the skills shortage

  • Where do the major gaps lie in the UK’s engineering capability?
  • Where are the major obstacles in improving the UK’s engineering skills base?
  • What are operators and contractors currently doing to overcome these obstacles?
  • How can the nuclear industry make itself more accessible to graduates?
  • How can recruiters overcome issues that dissuade potential employees?
  • What efforts can be made by industry leaders to share people and resources? 
Ulrik von Estorff
Ulrik von Estorff

Manager, European Human Resources Observatory for the Nuclear Energy Sector (EHRO-N), Institute of Transport and Energy,

Institute of Transport and Energy, European Commission

Barry Brooks
Barry Brooks

President

Institution Engineering and Technology

Claire Scotter
Claire Scotter

Head of Communications and Public Affairs

STEMNET

Adrian Bull
Adrian Bull

Director of External Relations

National Nuclear Laboratory

11:25

Refreshments

Session Seven: Raising standards in decommissioning
11:55

CASE STUDY

Sellafield: Learning from experience

Major construction in nuclear is already underway at Sellafield, in support of decommissioning. With an annual expenditure of £1.7bn, this makes it by far the largest nuclear project in the UK. Executing such a technically complicated project over the past sixty years has understandably led to a myriad of community and supply chain challenges and successes. Rory O’Neill will discuss key lessons learned, and how they can be applied.

Rory O’Neill
Rory O’Neill

Executive Director, Stakeholder Relations

Sellafield Ltd.

12:15

CASE STUDY

Dounreay: excellence in project management

Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd has planned to make £1.3 billion worth of savings during the decommissioning of Dounreay, and won awards from the British Safety Council for their safety performance and environmental management. They hope that this project will set a benchmark for nuclear decommissioning standards. Steve Beckitt will discuss how nuclear project managers can deliver value for money for the UK taxpayer.

Steve Beckitt
Steve Beckitt

Project Director, Fuel Cycle Area

Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd

12:35

Questions

12:45

Lunch

Session Eight: Implementing a long-term waste strategy
13:45

Progress towards securing a Geological Disposal Facility site in the UK

  • Current framework for GDF implementation in the UK and siting process review
  • Regulatory arrangements now and in the future
  • Safety case and organisational development
  • Interim storage and ensuring wastes packaged now are suitable for future disposal
  • Summary of overseas programmes
  • Next steps
Bruce McKirdy
Bruce McKirdy

Managing Director

Radioactive Waste Management

14:05

Questions and contributions from the audience

Session Nine: Global partnerships within the industry
14:25

CASE STUDY

Fukushima Dai-ichi: international efforts in the clean-up process

Following the tsunami that devastated Japan in 2012, the international nuclear community has helped with the subsequent clean up. Building strong working relationships between Japanese and UK firms is crucial for the industry when dealing with nuclear projects of this magnitude. Richard Oppenheim will discuss how the UK has played its part at Fukushima Dai-ichi, and what more can be done to enhance knowledge sharing.

Richard Oppenheim
Richard Oppenheim

First Secretary, Head of Climate Change and Energy

British Embassy Tokyo

15:15

Results of the survey on challenges for nuclear new build, followed by lottery

Peter Bachsleitner
Peter Bachsleitner

Partner, Energy and CleanTech

Pcubed

15:30

Chair’s closing remarks

Charlie Bray
Charlie Bray

South West Regional Manager

Nuclear Skills Academy

Who attended in 2014?

Our nuclear events regularly attract over 150 delegates

Below is a list of companies that attended in 2014:

Abbott Risk Consulting Jones Engineering Group
acQuire KBR
Active Risk Keltbray Group Holdings
AMEC Kier Group
Areva L-3 Communications Marine Systems
Atkins Lafarge Tarmac
AVEVA Laing O'Rourke Group
Balfour Beatty Lloyds Banking Group
Boulting Group M+W Group
British Embassy Tokyo Magnox
Cape Marsh
Cavendish Nuclear Matchtech
China General Nuclear Power Corporation Mergermarket
Climate Change Capital Met Office
Deloitte MWH Treatment
Department for Business Innovation & Skills National Grid
Department of Energy & Climate Change National Nuclear Laboratory
Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd. Nuclear AMRC
EC Harris Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
EDF Energy Nuclear Engineering Services
Engineering Construction Industry Training Board Nuclear Industry Association
Equipos Nucleares Nuclear Industry Council
Esri UK NuGeneration
European Commission Nuvia
Faithful & Gould OXAND
Fluor Parsons Brinckerhoff
Fortum PwC
Fosroc Radioactive Waste Management Limited
Fujitsu Rolls Royce
GEA Process Engineering Royal Bank of Scotland
Gleeds Energy Ltd Sellafield Ltd.
Graham Construction Site Heat-treatment Services
Gwynedd Council STEMNET
Hengeler Mueller Tradewill Ltd
Hilti Turner & Townsend Group
Hitachi Ltd. UK Labour Party
HM Treasury UK Trade & Investment
Horizon Nuclear Power Urenco
HR Wallingford URS Corporation
IMI Components VINCI Construction
Informed Solutions Walter Tosto
Institution of Engineering and Technology Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
International Nuclear Services WorleyParsons
 
   

For more information regarding this event including the additional networking sessions, please do get in touch via email or call one of our team on +44 0207 760 8699.


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