Nuclear Industry Forum
Jun 16-17 2015

Nuclear Industry Forum

The UK’s premier nuclear energy conference

One Whitehall Place, London
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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, 2015 will be a critical juncture for the future of nuclear power in the UK. 

Nuclear Industry Forum 2015 was an all-encompassing strategic event which brought together the key influencers in the industry to address issues surrounding new build, decommissioning and waste. Attracting over 130 attendees, it gave the opportunity to meet with peers and hear key insights from the top players in nuclear energy.

Speakers

Agneta Rising
Agneta Rising

Director General

World Nuclear Association

Sir David King
Sir David King

Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Malcolm Grimston
Malcolm Grimston

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Environmental Policy

Imperial College

George Beveridge
George Beveridge

Deputy Managing Director – Chief Business Officer

Sellafield Ltd

Anna Clark
Anna Clark

Head of Decommissioning and Remediation

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Leon Flexman
Leon Flexman

Head of Corporate Affairs

Horizon Nuclear Power

Bob Kury
Bob Kury

Deputy Director

Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd

Simon Taylor
Simon Taylor

Master of Finance Programme Director

University of Cambridge Judge Business School

Tim Yeo
Tim Yeo

Chair

New Nuclear Watch Europe

Simon Carter
Simon Carter

Head of Civil Nuclear Energy

UK Trade and Investment

Alan McGoff
Alan McGoff

Policy Lead, Nuclear New Build

Environment Agency

Ana Gomez Cobo
Ana Gomez Cobo

Superintending Inspector, Nuclear Safety

Office for Nuclear Regulation

Professor Cherry Tweed
Professor Cherry Tweed

Chief Scientific Adviser

Radioactive Waste Management Ltd

Dr Giorgio Locatelli
Dr Giorgio Locatelli

Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering

University of Lincoln

Stuart Harrison
Stuart Harrison

Business Development Director

Nuclear AMRC

Guillaume Fleuti
Guillaume Fleuti

Manging Director, Head of Corporate Debt Capital Markets and Infrastructure & Energy,

Lloyds Banking Group

Shunsuke Utena
Shunsuke Utena

Chief Operating Officer, Europe Nuclear Project Management Division

Hitachi-GE

Steven Szostak
Steven Szostak

Managing Director

Britain’s Energy Coast

John Idris Jones
John Idris Jones

Programme Director

Energy Island

Toby Fenwick
Toby Fenwick

Research Associate

Centre Forum

Charlie Bray
Charlie Bray

South West Regional Manager

National Skills Academy

Chris Starkie
Chris Starkie

Managing Director

New Anglia LEP

Paul Gilmour
Paul Gilmour

Director Nuclear Generation Division

Nuvia

Mike O’Hare
Mike O’Hare

General Manager

London Array Ltd

Peter Bachsleitner
Peter Bachsleitner

Partner, Energy and Clean Tech

Pcubed

Adrian Bull
Adrian Bull

Director of External Relations

National Nuclear Laboratory

Dr. Ron Cameron
Dr. Ron Cameron

Technology Specialist - Nuclear

UK Trade and Investment

Highlights in 2015

  • Heard from respected thought leaders on the role of nuclear in the UK
  • Discovered how the major players are gearing up to deliver new build
  • Learnt about recent progress in decommissioning and about the scale of the task remaining
  • Found out about the projects ensuring that nuclear investment benefits local communities
  • Looked towards the future of nuclear with sessions on emerging technologies
  • Networked with key figures from across the sector in both structured and informal networking

Who attends?

Our nuclear events regularly attract over 150 delegates. Below is a list of companies that attended last year:

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

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Programme

Print Programme

Tuesday, 16th June 2015

09:25
Welcome address by David Saunders, Managing Director, Marketforce
09:30
Chair’s opening remarks
Peter Bachsleitner

Partner, Energy and Clean Tech

Pcubed

09:35
Keynote opening address

Driving forward new build programmes and capitalising on their potential

Agneta Rising

Director General

World Nuclear Association

09:55
Questions

Session One: The role of nuclear power in the UK

10:00
The role of nuclear power in safeguarding energy security and a low-carbon future
  • Pinpointing the issue: addressing climate change while meeting growing energy demand
  • The role of nuclear power: how necessary is new nuclear development?  
  • Looking to the future: considering the future of Britain’s energy mix
Sir David King

Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

10:20
General Election 2015: what does it mean for the future of nuclear power?
  • What has been the impact of the election on nuclear power?
  • Understanding how the structure of the UK energy market affects new nuclear
  • In the public eye: what are the risks to current levels of support for new build?
Malcolm Grimston

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Environmental Policy

Imperial College

10:40
Questions
10:55
Refreshments

Session Two: Capability and project delivery in new build

11:30
Planning and progress on the successful delivery of Wylfa Newydd
Leon Flexman

Head of Corporate Affairs

Horizon Nuclear Power

11:50
Delivering new build for Horizon
  • How is Hitachi-GE gearing up for the execution of the contract?
  • What is needed from the supply chain in order to ensure successful delivery? 
  • Looking ahead: forthcoming developments
Shunsuke Utena

Chief Operating Officer, Europe Nuclear Project Management Division

Hitachi-GE

12:10
Developing good productivity on nuclear new build
Paul Gilmour

Director Nuclear Generation Division

Nuvia

12:30
Case study: London Array Offshore Wind Farm

Overcoming challenges to successfully deliver a major privately-funded power station

  • London Array: a £1.8billion, 630MW, 175 turbine power station
  • How can developers overcome difficulties to safeguard the smooth delivery of projects?  
  • Insurmountable obstacles: when is it necessary to scale back or withdraw plans?
Mike O’Hare

General Manager

London Array Ltd

12:50
Extended Q&A

Delegates will now form groups and spend five minutes devising a single critical question to be answered by our expert speakers

13:20
Lunch

Session Three: A focus on investment and financing in nuclear new build

14:20
Encouraging high quality nuclear investment, facilitating the export of nuclear skills
  • Recognising the importance of global market access for the UK nuclear industry 
  • High Value Opportunities Programme: where should we look to export?
  • What does the international community have to offer the UK’s nuclear sector?
Dr. Ron Cameron

Technology Specialist - Nuclear

UK Trade and Investment

14:45
Questions
14:50
Panel Discussion and Questions

Establishing consortia: what returns can investors expect and when?                                           

  • How does the Hinkley Point C commercial agreement open the market for investment?
  • Who will be equity investors in this round of development?
  • How attractive does the UK Guarantee make investment to the market?
  • Can investment be attractive to actors not backed by states?
  • What impact will the balance of potential investors have on the supply chain?
  • What rates of return can be expected beyond Hinkley Point C?
  • Will new nuclear become attractive to further investors as construction progresses?
Simon Taylor

Master of Finance Programme Director

University of Cambridge Judge Business School

Toby Fenwick

Research Associate

Centre Forum

Guillaume Fleuti

Manging Director, Head of Corporate Debt Capital Markets and Infrastructure & Energy,

Lloyds Banking Group

15:30
Refreshments and speed networking

Speed networking session 

Representatives of major companies in the UK’s nuclear industry will be seated at tables in a circle in the exhibition room. Delegates will have an opportunity to move around the circle and have short, introductory conversations with the participants. Prior registration is essential.

Session Four: The view from government and the regulators

16:15
Generic Design Assessment and beyond: a regulators’ update
  • A holistic approach to regulation: from GDA though Site Specific Assessment
  • Openness, transparency, engagement: recent progress on the ABWR and AP1000 
  • What is still to be done before the issuing of DAC and SoDA?
Alan McGoff

Policy Lead, Nuclear New Build

Environment Agency

Ana Gomez Cobo

Superintending Inspector, Nuclear Safety

Office for Nuclear Regulation

16:35
Questions
16:40
Keynote closing address

Supporting safe and communally beneficial nuclear investment across Europe 

Tim Yeo

Chair

New Nuclear Watch Europe

17:00
Questions
17:05
Chair’s closing remarks
Peter Bachsleitner

Partner, Energy and Clean Tech

Pcubed

Wednesday, 17th June 2015

09:30
Chair’s opening remarks
Adrian Bull

Director of External Relations

National Nuclear Laboratory

09:35
Keynote opening address

Progressing decommissioning activity across a diverse portfolio of sites

Anna Clark

Head of Decommissioning and Remediation

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

09:55
Questions

Session Six: Recognising British excellence in decommissioning

10:05
Pushing forward with diverse and difficult decommissioning work at Sellafield
  • An overview of progress: advancing projects and refining processes
  • Decommissioning the Pile Fuel Storage Pond: a challenging but essential task
  • Dismantling the second Windscale Pile and changing the Cumbria skyline
George Beveridge

Deputy Managing Director – Chief Business Officer

Sellafield Ltd

10:25
Questions
10:35
An evolving programme: how is decommissioning at Dounreay progressing?
  • Reflecting on the decision to transfer exotic fuels to Sellafield
  • Marking the commencement of operations at the Low Level Waste facility
  • Looking ahead: completing the removal of fuel from the Dounreay Fast Reactor
Bob Kury

Deputy Director

Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd

10:55
Questions
11:05
Refreshments

Session Seven: Maximising the benefits of nuclear investment for local communities

11:40
Case study: Britain’s Energy Coast

Working to maximise nuclear investment’s potential in West Cumbria; or what did nuclear ever do for us?

  • Why does the history of West Cumbria lend itself to energy investment? 
  • Regional Growth Fund: using nuclear investment to boost the wider local economy 
  • Ring-fencing nuclear funds for innovation and micro-business support
  • A helping hand: facilitation, brokerage and advocacy
  • Achieving return on investment: the nuclear socio-economic pound
  • What next for Cumbria?
Steven Szostak

Managing Director

Britain’s Energy Coast

12:00
Questions
12:05
Panel discussion and questions

Recognising the potential of nuclear investment to spur local regeneration and growth

  • What role do local projects play in maximising the value of nuclear investment? 
  • A positive chain reaction: ensuring nuclear investment leads to further investment
  • How can SMEs be engaged and encouraged to grow their involvement in the sector?
  • What should local and national government be doing to support nuclear-led growth?
  • Communicating the benefits of nuclear investment to a wider and at times wary public
  • Skills and resources: are the regions in competition or is collaboration possible? 
Steven Szostak

Managing Director

Britain’s Energy Coast

John Idris Jones

Programme Director

Energy Island

Charlie Bray

South West Regional Manager

National Skills Academy

Chris Starkie

Managing Director

New Anglia LEP

12:45
Lunch

Session Eight: Future developments in nuclear

13:45
Implementing geological disposal of higher activity radioactive waste
  • Radioactive Waste Management: who we are and our role
  • Implementing geological disposal: programme overview and initial actions
  • Engaging the public and looking to the future
Professor Cherry Tweed

Chief Scientific Adviser

Radioactive Waste Management Ltd

14:05
Fit For Nuclear: preparing manufacturers to bid for work in the nuclear supply chain
  • Why is it so important that manufacturers are prepared to bid for nuclear contracts? 
  • What is involved in the application process and how do companies become F4N?
  • Looking ahead: driving innovation and improvement in UK manufacturing
Stuart Harrison

Business Development Director

Nuclear AMRC

14:25
Emerging technologies: the potential of Small Modular Reactors
  • The situation at present: comparing SMRs to traditional nuclear technology 
  • What would need to be done before SMRs could be feasibly delivered?
  • A focus on finance: predicting the costs of SMR technology
Dr Giorgio Locatelli

Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering

University of Lincoln

14:45
Questions
15:00
Chair’s closing remarks and close of conference
Adrian Bull

Director of External Relations

National Nuclear Laboratory

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