The Nuclear Decommissioning Forum offers a unique focus on the strategic challenges and implementation achievements across the nuclear industry. This is an unmissable chance to hear from the key figures in the sector and to gain real business insights from those working in every part of the decommissioning world.
With a mixture of vibrant panel discussions and detailed presentations this conference covers the full range of topics currently of interest in nuclear decommissioning. This includes up-to-date news and examples from the NDA, Sellafield, Radioactive Waste Management, DECC, NNL, and more. This is an opportunity to hear from all the major decision-makers and industry leaders at an exciting time for nuclear in the UK.
- Heard from Adrian Simper, Strategy and Technology Director at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, on their vision for the next five years
- Got a strategic overview from Rebecca Weston, Head of Business and Programme Integration at Sellafield, and two special case studies into aspects of the delivery
- Over two hours of networking with the main leaders in the industry
- Heard about innovations happening all across the nuclear estate
- Case studies and panels on some of the most challenging projects in the decommissioning world and building the skills to deliver them
Tuesday, 19th April 2016
Towards 2021: outlining the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s Strategy
Session One: Strategic outlook across nuclear decommissioning
- Overview of key achievements and future milestones in decommissioning
- Bulk retrievals: the cusp of a ‘golden age’ of actually getting the radioactive material out of all four legacy ponds and silos
- Improvements in ensuring an efficient, safe programme of decommissioning
- Working with the supply chain through the Decommissioning Delivery Partnership.
- What impact will the NDA’s new strategy have on current decom programmes?
- What has been the impact of the Government’s spending review for nuclear decom?
- How can experiences and lessons learned be shared across the nuclear estate?
- How can industry address the skills gap as new build progresses and an ageing workforce retires?
- In what ways can innovation in SLCs and the supply chain be fostered?
- How can the UK expand its export capability as a global leader in decommissioning?
Session Two: Undertaking challenging projects across the nuclear estate
Managing the closedown of CONSORT – lessons from a complex project
- Outcomes from the public consultation on the Geological Disposal Facility
- Progress with National Geological Screening
- Progress with GDF safety case and waste packaging
The Contractors’ View: delivering engineering excellence in decommissioning
- What are the specific challenges that decommissioning in nuclear creates?
- The importance of forward planning: how can you ensure resources are used effectively?
- How can Tier 2 Contractors work with SLCs on preparing for complex projects?
- Managing unexpected risks: what are the ways of embedding flexibility in your team?
- Cross-industry lessons: what can be learnt from previous projects and other sites?
- Preparing for the future: creating the skills pipeline for the next set of challenges
Session Three: Spotlight on Sellafield
- An overview of progress on the MSSS project thus far
- Constructing the Magnox Encapsulation Plant
- Maintaining structural integrity of the MSSS during solid waste removal
- Overview of progress on FGMSP, including preparation work on export bay.
- Sludge retrievals: the learning journey.
- Collaborating with the supply chain to ensure safety and efficiency
Session Four: Innovation in decommissioning
- What opportunities do robotics present to improve decommissioning processes?
- Tackling the challenges caused by radiation and corrosive materials
- Using ROVs and drones to reduce risks and improve operational safety
- How can the UK continue to invest in and nurture home-grown technological innovation?
- What can the nuclear industry adapt and use from other industries?
Marketforce have been running conferences in the nuclear sector for over a decade. Our portfolio includes our annual Nuclear Industry Forum and Nuclear New Build conferences, as well as our Nuclear Issues Group, which have attracted 350+ senior industry representatives in the last year alone. Companies recently represented at our nuclear events include:
- Aquila Nuclear Engineering
- Baker & McKenzie
- Balfour Beatty
- Bechtel Corporation
- BOC Group
- Candu Energy
- Capenhurst Nuclear Services
- Capita Group
- C Spencer
- Dounreay Site Restoration
- EDF Energy
- Environment Agency
- Esri UK
- GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy International
- Graham Construction
- Industrial Technology Systems
- JLT Group
- Keltbray Group Holdings
- Kier Group
- Lloyds Register Group
- Low Level Waste Repository Site
- M+W Group
- Mott MacDonald
- Murphy Group
- MWH Global
- National Nuclear Laboratory
- Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
- Nuclear Decommission Services
- Nuclear Research & Consultancy Group
- Radioactive Waste Management
- Studsvik AB
- Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
- Women in Nuclear