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  1. 1. WELCOME Clifford Jones BA (Hons)
  2. 2. Identification Development Pursuit The Challenge of the Nuclear Arena
  3. 3. Identifying the Market Question What is the most dangerous material on a nuclear site ?
  4. 4. UNDERPANTS No clean laundry and the ‘active’ side of a nuclear plant comes to a full stop. The nuclear industry is a very complex place.
  5. 5. The Reactor Sites: Territory Calder Hall & Trawsfynydd are unlikely to be replaced. Scotland is a challenging new territory. Hartlepool is currently under review because of corrosion problems.
  6. 6. The New Territory: Coal Fired Power Station Sites for New Nuclear Reactors Tilbury – politically unlikely Kings North – politically unlikely West Burton – reserve site
  7. 7. Related Aspects to Nuclear: <ul><li>Supply Chain Management </li></ul><ul><li>Political analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Economic analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Social aspects </li></ul><ul><li>Nuclear Restructuring </li></ul><ul><li>National policy – local effect </li></ul><ul><li>The nuclear debate </li></ul><ul><li>Energy politics </li></ul>
  8. 8. Education ( Current Direction: Questionable) <ul><li>Current Thinking & Direction: Decommissioning </li></ul><ul><li>Now in serious doubt </li></ul><ul><li>(And always was for practical reasons) </li></ul><ul><li>Actual Need: Re-energizing Engineering & Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Where to base this: Harwell versus Lillyhall ? </li></ul><ul><li>Influenced by: United States (Ethos/requirements ?) </li></ul>
  9. 9. A Panoramic Marketplace UK & Global <ul><li>Environmental NOW </li></ul><ul><li>Remediation NOW </li></ul><ul><li>Construction ABOUT TO START (UK) </li></ul><ul><li>Society CONFUSED </li></ul><ul><li>Education STARTED but confused </li></ul><ul><li>Commerce NEW Competitors (UK) </li></ul><ul><li>Nuclear Sciences NOW </li></ul><ul><li>Decommissioning UK Timetable Rethink </li></ul>
  10. 10. Commerce <ul><li>The New Nuclear Age (Political) </li></ul><ul><li>Energy market UK </li></ul><ul><li>Construction industry UK </li></ul>
  11. 11. Relentless Pursuit: Planning THE GREEN LIGHT No more re-processing of spent fuel to make commercial nuclear power viable.
  12. 12. THE GREAT NUCLEAR DRAIN: Project Orion The Guardian £100m laser project will mimic nuclear explosion A ldermaston plan seen as vital because of test ban Critics demand inquiry, fearing new weapons Ian Sample, science correspondent Friday January 20, 2006
  13. 13. Construction New Build Reactors UK Storage UK <ul><li>Archaeologists </li></ul><ul><li>Geologist </li></ul><ul><li>Environmentalists </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrologists </li></ul><ul><li>Sociologists </li></ul><ul><li>Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Education: Engineering, Sciences </li></ul>
  14. 14. Storage <ul><li>The UK Underground Storage Facility </li></ul><ul><li>Major Project 2008- 2022 </li></ul>
  15. 17. Remediation Decommissioning <ul><li>The science of de-construction </li></ul><ul><li>Social reconstructions? </li></ul><ul><li>Global remediation </li></ul>Scientific Consultancy Social Sciences International Engineering Consultancy
  16. 18. To Do List <ul><li>Minutely research reactor locations (know the local skills market place) </li></ul><ul><li>Identify strategic factors re sites </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the players and the competition </li></ul><ul><li>Develop specialist teams (skills teams) </li></ul><ul><li>Set out the market stall </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulate market demand </li></ul><ul><li>Review and revisit </li></ul>
  17. 19. Education <ul><li>Local information is ‘treasure’ </li></ul><ul><li>Managing the limited resource is crucial – infrastructure is fragile </li></ul><ul><li>Training of a new engineering workforce </li></ul>
  18. 20. New Era, New Opportunities <ul><li>URS Division Washington Group –Amec –Areva </li></ul><ul><li>Contract to manage UK nuclear activities in the UK </li></ul><ul><li>New nuclear power = </li></ul><ul><li>URS to design the hole for storage </li></ul><ul><li>Amec for the British workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Areva for nuclear expertise (power stations) </li></ul>
  19. 21. Equation <ul><li>The size of the waste store in Cumbria </li></ul><ul><li>= power stations to be built in UK (waste) </li></ul><ul><li>+ known nuclear warhead and military waste </li></ul><ul><li>+ domestic hospital/science waste </li></ul>
  20. 22. Pursuit: The Network <ul><li>UK Govt says no subsidy on new nuclear </li></ul><ul><li>UK Govt offers no reprocessing cost </li></ul><ul><li>Power companies invest in new stations </li></ul><ul><li>URS Division store spent fuel </li></ul><ul><li>Areva control contract to build stations </li></ul><ul><li>Amec build stations (UK nationals only for nuclear work) </li></ul><ul><li>URS buy commodities in UK </li></ul><ul><li>Areva extends interest in UK power companies </li></ul><ul><li>URS – Amec alliance (Buy out) </li></ul>
  21. 23. Timetable <ul><li>2008 Announcement of need for Nuclear </li></ul><ul><li>2008-9 Consultation for Nuclear </li></ul><ul><li>2008 Announcement of Deep Storage </li></ul><ul><li>2009 Deep Store consultation </li></ul><ul><li>2010 Sites announced for first three stations </li></ul><ul><li>2012 Start Construction power and stores </li></ul><ul><li>2012 Railways to Bristol & Edinburgh </li></ul><ul><li>2012 Severn Barrage </li></ul><ul><li>2012 Site of next five stations announced </li></ul><ul><li>2016 Three stations online </li></ul><ul><li>2016 Major sea defence programme </li></ul><ul><li>2021 Eight stations online </li></ul><ul><li>2022 Deep Store pt 1 accepts first fuel </li></ul><ul><li>2023 Last coal fired station closes </li></ul><ul><li>2023 Fifteen stations online </li></ul><ul><li>2040 Sizewell B closes (Last of the old stations) </li></ul>OLYMPICS BAA Nirex Orion Climate