Nuclear Build Construction Challenges Conference


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Join us for this respected and senior-level conference taking place in London on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 March 2010, to network with your peers and uncover tried-and-tested solutions to these and other critical issues you face.

With country case studies and presentations from industry figureheads involved in new nuclear build and construction, can you afford to miss out?

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Nuclear Build Construction Challenges Conference

  1. 1. Organised by: 2nd Annual Nuclear Build In association with: Construction Challenges Meeting the new build challenges of the nuclear revival in Europe head on Tuesday 9th March and Wednesday 10th March 2010, London, UK HEAR CASE STUDIES AND GET TAKE-HOME SOLUTIONS UNCOVER THE LATEST STRATEGIES FROM: FROM TOP SPEAKERS, INCLUDING: ➤ Iberdrola ➤ RWE npower Stefanie Murphy, Judith Hackitt Head of Strategy for the Chair ➤ Centrica ➤ Essent Office for Nuclear HSE Development, DECC Magnus Reinsjo ➤ Enel ➤ Vattenfall Mark Futyan Project Leader Nuclear New Build Manager VATTENFALL ➤ E.ON ➤ Environment CENTRICA Agency Paul Campbell Davide Delvecchio Head of Nuclear Purchasing Director COSTAIN ENEL 3 REASONS TO BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW: Martin Murray Joanna Woolf Manager, Nuclear Regulation 1. Gain an exclusive insight into Britain’s CEO Group South COGENT ENVIRONMENT AGENCY 2020 nuclear vision Jenny Kisalu Dr. Harri Tuomisto 2. Hear the latest on the EDF/Centrica Nuclear Development Manager Senior Advisor new build programme RWE NPOWER FORTUM POWER 3. Find out about nuclear build plans Humberto Werdine Director of New Nuclear Projects across Europe ding Coinci cent IBERDROLA e re with th ent that ncem annou as named BOOK EARLY AND h the UK for new SAVE UP TO £350 s 10 site build r nuclea Silver sponsor: Co-Sponsors: Register online now at:
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Programme Day One Tuesday 9 March 2010 08:30 Registration LeGAL, hse AND ReGULATORY chALLeNGes 09.00 Opening remarks from the Chair 14.30 Health and safety challenges for nuclear construction ● Delivering the new Health and Safety Strategy for Great Britain 09.15 Update on OND progress: a shift from policy to practical ● Driving forward openness and transparency in the industry implementation ● The need for highly reliable quality of supply ● Reviewing how the role of the OND has developed over the last year ● Locating a suitably qualified and experienced workforce in the UK and how it plans to evolve in 2010 and overseas ● Overcoming supply chain challenges to meet new build objectives ● Investigating regulatory imperatives for licensees to build up their ● Government initiatives to increase the skills level in the UK - comparing capabilities to oversee projects this to other European countries Judith Hackitt, Chair, HSE ● The 2020 nuclear vision for the UK – plotting a routemap to achieve the OND’s goals 15.00 An update on the environmental regulatory challenge Stefanie Murphy, Head of Strategy, OND, DECC associated with Nuclear New Build ● Regulatory challenge – what drives an environmental regulator The LATesT eUROpeAN DeveLOpmeNTs when making critical decisions? 09.55 New nuclear build: a pan European view ● The range of the Environmental Regulation associated with Nuclear ● Establishing a new community framework for safety New Build and ● Building on the principle of safety standards and harmonisation ● Assessing the environmental risks associated with the across the EU Construction process ● Clarifying the new nuclear European Directive Martin Murray, Manager, Nuclear Regulation Group South, ● Underlining the steps taken to become a global nuclear pioneer ENVIRONMENT AGENCY Geoffroy de Caritat, Policy Officer, EUROPEAN COMMISSION 15.30 Networking Break 10.35 Networking break OpeRATORs’ NUcLeAR OBjecTIves 11.05 Establishing partnerships to deliver results in nuclear 16.00 Reviewing the joint venture between E.ON and RWE: new build projects are partnerships the future? ● Pinpointing the current drivers for the formation of consortia to ● Revealing the progress of the relationship to date develop new build projects in the UK ● Delivering at least 6GW of new nuclear build in the UK ● Explaining the rationale for Centrica’s deal with EDF ● Detailing the successes and failures of the joint venture and ● Laying out the scope and strategy for the EDF/Centrica new build implementing plans to ensure a smooth working affiliation programme ● Providing significant investment to the UK nuclear power industry ● Reviewing the challenges faced in forming the joint venture and how to allow for future development and consolidation in a tough they were overcome economic climate ● Making it work: managing the ongoing relationship ● Detailing the key strategies to reduce CO2 emissions for both companies Mark Futyan, Nuclear New Build Manager, CENTRICA ● Considering the long term focus of the plan Chief Operating Officer, HORIZON NUCLEAR POWER (tbc) 11.45 Getting ready for licensing: a nascent nuclear utility's view of getting ready to make a nuclear site licence 16.30 Taking nuclear power to the next level: how Finland is application in the UK leveraging nuclear facilities to fulfil multiple functions ● Key elements to be addressed in the site licence application ● Reviewing current nuclear facilities in Finland and their contribution and beyond to national infrastructure ● An overview of timescales ● Establishing frameworks and processes on a plant and national level ● Discussion of differences in approach from the past to effectively dispose of nuclear waste ● An overview of risks ● The licensing situation in Finland: what challenges do new units face? Jenny Kisalu, Nuclear Development Manager, RWE NPOWER ● Country-wide objectives for new nuclear builds ● Making the case for combined nuclear heat and power production: 12.25 Lunch comparing costs vs results ● Assessing the challenges of transporting heat over a long distance 13.30 PANEL DISCUSSION: Overcoming the challenge of Harri Tuomisto, Vice President for Nuclear Development, FORTUM POWER licensing new plants ● Outlining the regulatory landscape and the process for licensing new 17.00 Benchmarking construction technologies: drawing plants in Europe experiences from recent nuclear projects to ensure Overviewing the key licensing process issues ● best practice ● Assessing the areas that are presenting particular licensing challenges. ● Status of potential new nuclear build world-wide ● Discover some of the most pressing issues on the licensing ● Survey of conventional and advanced construction methods used in process horizon past and recent projects ● What does the future hold? ● Pros and cons for these technologies Jenny Kisalu, Nuclear Development Manager, RWE NPOWER ● Implications for countries planning on embarking on new nuclear build Mark Futyan, Nuclear New Build Manager, CENTRICA Bismark Tyobeka, PhD, IAEA 17.30 End of conference day one heRe’s whAT LAsT YeAR’s ATTeNDees ThOUGhT OF The cONFeReNce: “Brought together a wide range of new nuclear build topics “Good networking opportunity” Director of Nuclear, COSTAIN in a co-ordinated way, overall very good” Vice President UK, WESTINGHOUSE “The conference was very valuable, it was very informative regarding the “Good talks, useful contacts made, well run conference" status of Nuclear Civil Plans, offered an excellent opportunity to inform Business Development Manager, SIEMENS TRANSMISSION & others about my company and its activities and provided a very good DISTRIBUTION LTD networking opportunity” Group Director, SHEFFIELD FORGEMASTER INTERNATIONAL LT
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Programme Day Two Wednesday 10 March 2010 08:30 Registration 14.00 Developing a sound and effective procurement strategy for your nuclear new build project 09.00 Opening remarks from the Chair ● The Italian nuclear renaissance plan and Enel-Edf approach The NexT sTeps TO Be TAkeN ● Understanding the many factors involved including: ● Experience of the developer 09.10 Overcoming construction challenges and increasing the ● The balance between cost-certainty and nuclear programme scope for innovation in your new build plant ● Achieving the highest standards of quality and a safety as the ● Identifying current weaknesses in the construction process and highest requirement prioritising areas for improvement ● Considering the willingness of the supply chain to embrace ● Pinpointing how innovative strategies and processes can help you ● investments and innovative risk-sharing models bring in a project ahead of schedule ● Supply chain developing strategy ● Establishing KPIs and metrics to ensure innovative strategies help, Davide Delvecchio, Purchasing Director, ENEL rather than hinder, overall construction quality ● Getting the right skills mix on your project to ensure a balance of 14.40 Current arrangements and future challenges for experience and innovation controlling construction on the Sellafield site - Paul Campbell, Head of Nuclear, COSTAIN a licensee’s perspective ● Ensuring overall visibility of construction works across the plant 09.50 Lessons to learn from nuclear construction projects ensure effective cost management ● Uncovering key challenges between contractors for streamlined ● Meeting strict HSE requirements nuclear construction projects ● Working with contractors and managing relationships ● Discover the major processes required for economic and time and requirements to ensure the best results effective infrastructure development ● Planning for future construction needs and building flexibility into ● Optimising effective supply chain management to ensure your schedule to meet ad hoc needs project success Andy Cumbor, Construction Capability Lead, SELLAFIELD LTD ● How would implementation of a national carbon policy change financial community behaviours and how long is government 15.20 Break support needed to sustain new nuclear development? Humberto Werdine, Director of New Nuclear Projects, IBERDROLA 15.50 Vattenfall: gearing up internal resources to meet FUNDING NUcLeAR pOweR nuclear new build objectives 10.30 Financing nuclear build in the current economic climate ● An overview of Vattenfall’s nuclear objectives ● Debating development and financing challenges in nuclear power ● Comparing the nuclear situation in Sweden and the UK: where do projects in Europe the opportunities lie? ● Key strategies on improving the financing prospects of a nuclear power ● Regenerating new build capacity in an organisation which has not project and ensuring your nuclear project gets off the ground built a new nuclear plant for almost 30 years ● Investigating whether the market can solve the financing challenges ● Allocating skill resources across the company to ensure without future government support adequate allocation for ongoing interests as well as expertise ● Should the risk be shared between the public and private sectors? on site for new projects ● Exploring the role government has to play in facilitating the ● Reviewing the benefits of EPC contractors against internal project development of nuclear power in Europe management: how to reach a decision Reserved for our event sponsor Magnus Reinsjo, Project Leader, VATTENFALL 11.10 Networking break 16.30 Examining the impact of increased nuclear capacity 11.40 Examining the impact of an ageing human nuclear on the energy trading market ● And the implications for your new build workforce and skills shortage ● Managing and optimizing a diverse portfolio of generation ● Explaining the lack of engineering staff coming through the ranks capacity across Europe ● Highlighting the importance of this issue in the current ● Trading in physical energy-related, logistical and financial contracts economic climate ● Structuring complex energy products and services; across ● The potentially serious long term consequences commodities, markets and segments ● Attracting workers to the nuclear industry Senior representative from ESSENT ● Navigating ways around the problem Leveraging technology to improve human resource ● 17.00 Closing remarks from the Chair Joanna Woolf, CEO, COGENT 12.20 PANEL DISCUSSION: How will a lack of skilled workers affect construction objectives and what can the industry do to tackle the problem? ● Examining the root causes for a lack of UK skills ● What measures has the industry put in place to counteract the problem? ● Comparing the UK situation to that of other industrialised countries: where do the gaps lie? ● Exploring the need for recruiting outside the UK and the challenges this will pose Led by: Joanna Woolf, CEO, COGENT 13.00 Lunch Register online now at:
  4. 4. About the conference Who should attend: • Senior representatives from utility owners and operators • Civil engineers • Architects/designers • Construction contractors / construction industry representatives • Licence renewal and regulatory managers • Team leaders in technical services • Project managers • International nuclear agencies • International operational consultancies • Construction and engineering consultancies • Senior government officials • Manufacturers / equipment suppliers • Energy consultants • Academics and professional associations What’s new for 2010 1. More case studies from top developers: with 7 leading utilities on the conference agenda, you can be sure to get a good picture of the developments taking place in the industry across Europe. Find out what challenges your peers are facing and hear the tried-and-tested solutions you can implement straight away. 2. Increased focus on supply chain: ensure you get the answers to your supply chain and procurement challenges at the 2010 event 3. Hear from the DECC: get direct insight into government strategy and put the UK’s plans into context with their European partners 4. Top-level discussion on HSE challenges: make sure your operations conform to HSE targets through a systematic understanding of governmental expectations and objectives 5. More interactivity with your peers: take time over coffee, at lunch, between sessions or during high-level panel discussions to speak to your peers and benchmark against them for your plans in 2010 and beyond If you want to be a part of this successful event, we have a number of sponsorship opportunities available. Nuclear Build Construction Challenges is the most comprehensive European nuclear build conference in the industry. Sponsorship offers a wide range of benefits irrespective of the size of your company and the level of your current market presence. ● Generate new sales leads - Conference delegates are an extremely focused group of people with strong business interest in the event that they are attending. By exhibiting and being present you can impact on these buyers and grow your sales. Contacts generated at conferences have a high conversion rate. ● Launch new products or services - Draw attention to your products and brand by using the conference as a launch pad for new developments, products or services. With delegates and the media in attendance, new stories of interest always create a buzz. We can build a tailored package to help you meet your business objectives at the conference. Get in touch to find out more. Email or call +44 (0)20 7915 9615
  5. 5. Sponsors & media partners Silver sponsor Costain is an international engineering and construction group with a reputation for technical excellence founded on more than 140 years of experience. Costain Nuclear is a multi-discipline engineering design and build contractor providing a full range of services from consultancy and conceptual studies, engineering, design, project management, procurement, construction, commissioning and decommissioning. Co-Sponsors In association with Nuclear Engineering International has now been published for more than 53 years. Having been published since the very birth of commercial nuclear power in 1956, NEI holds a unique position within the industry and an enviable reputation for providing independent technical and business analysis for the nuclear power industry. Renowned for reliable and quality editorial reports, it’s a must for anyone working in this dynamic industry. Up-to-date news & information, a fully searchable archive and buyers guide, and receiving over 20,000 unique visitors a month. Media partners Power Technology is a procurement and reference resource providing a one-stop- shop for professionals and decision makers within the power and energy industries. A comprehensive breakdown of power generation equipment suppliers, products and services, up-to-date news and press releases, white papers and detailed information on current industry projects and trends is readily available. The monthly Power newsletter details the latest industry developments, and the recruitment area provides career information and the latest job vacancies in the field. GlobalData’s Nuclear eTrack is a new, Nuclear eTrack interactive desktop tool designed for executives & analysts active in the nuclear industry. Nuclear eTrack subscribers receive unrestricted access to GlobalData's extensive nuclear power databases as well as access to leading edge research reports, in-depth company profiles and analyst opinion on the latest issues facing the nuclear industry. For more information on GlobalData’s Nuclear eTrack visit: Energy Business Review (EBR) is the fastest Energy growing website within the energy industry. EBR BUSINESS Review provides a high level audience with a ‘one-stop- shop’, where the latest opinion and forecasts of Datamonitor analysts are provided alongside the latest industry news. Modern Power Systems provides in- depth independent coverage of power plant and transmission and distribution technology. Widely read throughout the world of electricity generation, it specialises in presenting key engineering and commercial developments in an authoritative but accessible style. From advanced power plant and transmission design to repair and maintenance case studies, Modern Power Systems is unrivalled as a platform for exploring cutting edge developments in the power industry
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