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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 130 attendees, don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet with peers and hear key insights from the top players in nuclear energy. 

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Why attend in 2015?


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

Imperial College

George Beveridge
George Beveridge

Deputy Managing Director – Chief Business Officer

Sellafield Ltd

Mark McCowen
Mark McCowen

Moorside Project Director

Westinghouse

Anna Clark
Anna Clark

Head of Site Restoration

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

Former Chair; Chair

Energy and Climate Change Select Committee; New Nuclear Watch Europe

Simon Carter
Simon Carter

Deputy Director, Head, Civil Nuclear Energy

UK Trade and Investment

Alan McGoff
Alan McGoff

Policy Lead, Nuclear New Build

Environment Agency

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

Head of Infrastructure and Energy

Lloyds Banking Group

Mike O’Hare
Mike O’Hare

General Manager

London Array Ltd

Steven Szostak
Steven Szostak

Chief Executive Officer

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

Nuclear Skills Academy

Chris Starkie
Chris Starkie

Managing Director

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

Senior Representative
Senior Representative

Hitachi-GE

Andy Storer
Andy Storer

Programme Director, Civil Nuclear

Rolls-Royce

Senior Representative
Senior Representative

Pcubed

Senior Representative
Senior Representative

Nuvia

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Day 1

One Whitehall Place, London View details »


09:00

Welcome address by David Saunders, Managing Director, Marketforce

09:05

Chair’s opening remarks

Senior Representative
Senior Representative

Pcubed

09:10

Keynote opening address

Driving forward new build programmes and capitalising on their potential

Agneta Rising
Agneta Rising

Director General

World Nuclear Association

09:30

Questions

Session One: The role of nuclear power in the UK
09:40

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
Sir David King

Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

10:00

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
Malcolm Grimston

Senior Research Fellow

Imperial College

10:20

Questions

10:35

Refreshments

Session Two: Capability and project delivery in new build
11:00

Planning and progress on the successful delivery of Wylfa Newydd

Leon Flexman
Leon Flexman

Head of Corporate Affairs

Horizon Nuclear Power

11:20

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
Senior Representative
Senior Representative

Hitachi-GE

11:40

Preparing for the delivery of AP1000s at Moorside

  • Work up until the FID: attaining GDA, acquiring the site licence and securing permits 
  • Planning for construction: how does Westinghouse intend to construct the AP1000?
  • Getting ‘on-grid’: what else needs to be done before 2024?
Mark McCowen
Mark McCowen

Moorside Project Director

Westinghouse

12:00

Advisory session

12:20

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
Mike O’Hare

General Manager

London Array Ltd

12:40

Questions

13:10

Lunch

Session Three: A focus on investment and financing in nuclear new build
14:25

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?
Simon Carter
Simon Carter

Deputy Director, Head, Civil Nuclear Energy

UK Trade and Investment

14:45

Questions

14:55

Advisory session

15:15

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
Simon Taylor

Master of Finance Programme Director

University of Cambridge Judge Business School

Toby Fenwick
Toby Fenwick

Research Associate

Centre Forum

Guillaume Fleuti
Guillaume Fleuti

Head of Infrastructure and Energy

Lloyds Banking Group

Session Four: The view from government and the regulators
15:45

Informing the industry: a spotlight on recent developments in the GDA process

  • 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
Alan McGoff

Policy Lead, Nuclear New Build

Environment Agency

16:05

Keynote closing address

Supporting safe and communally beneficial nuclear investment across Europe 

Tim Yeo
Tim Yeo

Former Chair; Chair

Energy and Climate Change Select Committee; New Nuclear Watch Europe

16:25

Questions

16:30

Chair’s closing remarks

Senior Representative
Senior Representative

Pcubed

Session Five: Meet the supply chain
16:35

Drinks reception and formalised networking

Formalised networking session, featuring 1:1 meetings 

Delegates are encouraged to continue the discussion via facilitated, five-minute one-to-one meetings with developers and major contractors, which are to be arranged in advance of the conference through direct contact with Marketforce. Those allocated meetings will be informed of the timings on the day.

Further participants to be confirmed

Andy Storer
Andy Storer

Programme Director, Civil Nuclear

Rolls-Royce

Senior Representative
Senior Representative

Hitachi-GE

17:35

Close of day one

Day 2

One Whitehall Place, London View details »


09:00

Chair’s opening remarks

Speaker to be confirmed

09:05

Keynote opening address

Title to be confirmed

Anna Clark
Anna Clark

Head of Site Restoration

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Session Six: Recognising British excellence in decommissioning
09:20

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
George Beveridge

Deputy Managing Director – Chief Business Officer

Sellafield Ltd

09:35

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
Bob Kury

Deputy Director

Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd

09:50

Title to be confirmed

Senior Representative
Senior Representative

Nuvia

10:10

Leaders’ Forum

Panel discussion and questions

  • How can competing tasks be prioritised when designing and structuring programmes? 
  • Is the decommissioning workload likely to increase or reduce as time progresses?
  • How are SLCs streamlining practices in order to promote efficiency and ensure savings?
  • How accurate can industry be in predicting the scale of the decommissioning challenge?
  • Is there a sufficient decommissioning skills base and how might new build impact this?
  • Protecting staff and citizens: is the industry safe?
  • A new challenge: pushing forward with a long-term waste management strategy
  • Looking ahead: how likely is decommissioning strategy to change in the future?
George Beveridge
George Beveridge

Deputy Managing Director – Chief Business Officer

Sellafield Ltd

Bob Kury
Bob Kury

Deputy Director

Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd

Anna Clark
Anna Clark

Head of Site Restoration

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

10:35

Refreshments

Session Seven: Maximising the benefits of nuclear investment for local communities
11:05

Case study: Britain’s Energy Coast

Working to maximise the potential of nuclear investment in West Cumbria

  • Why does the history of West Cumbria lend itself well to energy investment? 
  • Linkstart training courses and Fresh Look Reviews for start-ups and SMEs
  • Investing in Business: aiming to create and safeguard 521 sustainable jobs
  • Supplementing skills and supporting success: where next for West Cumbria?
Steven Szostak
Steven Szostak

Chief Executive Officer

Britain’s Energy Coast

11:25

Questions

11:30

Advisory session

11:50

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
Steven Szostak

Chief Executive Officer

Britain’s Energy Coast

John Idris Jones
John Idris Jones

Programme Director

Energy Island

Charlie Bray
Charlie Bray

South West Regional Manager

Nuclear Skills Academy

Chris Starkie
Chris Starkie

Managing Director

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

12:20

Lunch

Session Eight: Future developments in nuclear
13:35

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
Professor Cherry Tweed

Chief Scientific Adviser

Radioactive Waste Management Ltd

13:55

Magnetic confinement fusion research: the way to new energy?

  • The lay of the land: UKAEA, The Culham Centre, EUROfusion and ITER 
  • What research is the UK contributing to the international fusion power project?
  • What might fusion mean for the future of commercial nuclear power?

Speaker to be confirmed

14:15

Advisory session

14:35

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
Stuart Harrison

Business Development Director

Nuclear AMRC

14:55

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
Dr Giorgio Locatelli

Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering

University of Lincoln

15:15

Questions

15:30

Chair’s closing remarks and close of conference

Speaker to be confirmed

Sponsors

Nuvia

www.nuvia.co.uk

Nuvia is an international engineering, project management and services contractor bringing nuclear expertise to a number of highly regulated industries including; nuclear, defence, science and research and oil & gas.

With roots that can be traced back to the dawn of the nuclear industry, Nuvia’s rich heritage is reflected in the broad range of services offered and is the reason that the organisation is trusted by its clients to develop and implement solutions to their most complex challenges.

Internationally Nuvia provides programme management, consultancy and radiological protection services to a wide range of commercial clients, government bodies and international agencies.

In the UK and internationally Nuvia remains at the forefront of the industry, having developed a reputation for safe, high quality delivery.

 

Pcubed

www.pcubed.com

Pcubed is a well-established trusted partner for organizations that need to successfully deliver change and transformation initiatives. Our global reach ensures we are where our clients need us to be and we are passionate about delivering all projects on time and on budget, this is what we do.

 

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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