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Now in its 20th year the industry renowned PLIM & PLEX conference makes a welcome return to Europe. This leading industry event, developed with industry experts and in association with Nuclear Engineering International and Modern Power Systems, will bring together a series of international case studies focusing on the development of an efficient plant life management strategy and an effective approach to licence extension

With the leading nuclear experts, PLIM specialists, consultants and technology providers this is an event not to be missed with unparalleled networking and discussion opportunities.

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  1. 1. 20th Annual A European perspective on optimising plant life management and an e ective approach to licence extension 11th – 12th May 2010, Paris, France Register online now at: Distinguished speakers include: 3 business critical reasons to attend: 1. Ramon Almoquera, Licensing 5. Tord Sterner, Licensing Manager, IBERDROLA Manager, OSKARSHAMN EON ■ Discover the latest developments 2. Roger Millis, Head of Safety 6. Alan Wylie, HM Principal in ageing materials research Engineering, BRITISH ENERGY Inspector, UK HSE ■ Hear international licence 7. Martin Luthander, Head of Fleet extension case studies 3. Uwe Kleen, Head Nuclear Management, VATTENFALL ■ Understand how to implement an Strategies, VATTENFALL 8. Herbert Rust, Site Director, NOK e cient plant life management 4. Jozsef Varga, VP Engineering, 9. Senior Representative, WANO strategy throughout the whole PAKS NPP business Mix and Match! With 3 workshops to choose NEW FOR THIS YEAR! from and a two day conference, build your own conference menu to meet your exact requirements. Regulator roundtables – meet with all the This year includes a site visit to the Materials Ageing key European regulators in an informal Institute in Paris, a safety workshop led by WENRA and setting to discuss the most pressing an evening masterclass on materials ageing modelling issues you face Top represented companies: 1. EDF 2. EON 3. WANO 4. PAKS NPP 5. VATTENFALL Organised by: The 20th Annual PLIM & PLEX conference returns to Europe!
  2. 2. Day One 11 May 2010 08.30 Co ee and registration 14.30 Case study: Demonstrating the Russian RPV 09.00 Chair's opening remarks annealing process and assessing the potential for Jim Varley, Managing Editor, MODERN POWER SYSTEMS and global applications NUCLEAR ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL ● Explaining the process from start to finish ● Understanding how the process was developed and if the 09.15 Keynote presentation: Understanding the strategic desired e ect has been achieved importance of plant life extension in driving ● Revealing the costs involved compared to other methods European nuclear power forward ● Evaluating opportunities to apply this process to other ● Highlighting the ageing status of Europe’s NPP stock plant types and locations ● Evaluating the progress with life extension across Europe Jozsef Varga, VP Engineering, PAKS NPP compared to the rest of the world 15.00 Co ee and networking ● Understanding the level of new build and licence extension required to fulfil future energy requirements 15.30 E ectively monitoring and replacing ageing cabling ● Discussing the drive for political change in licensing as an and electronic components enabler for nuclear power ● Monitoring existing equipment for the early detection of Ki- Sig Kand, Technical Head (PLiM/LTO), Nuclear Power faults Engineering Section, INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY ● The latest thinking on the deterioration of high voltage AGENCY cabling and electronic components ● Developing a detection and maintenance strategy 09.45 Case study: 40 years and beyond in Europe ● Cost e ective methods of maintenance particularly in ● Revealing the key challenges in meeting the 40 year restricted areas benchmark Roger Millis, Head of Safety Engineering, BRITISH ENERGY ● Demonstrating the long term strategy in PLIM in order to achieve this extension 16.00 Developing a cost e ective maintenance and repair ● What are the next steps for this plant? strategy in order to improve plant life management ● Applying lessons learnt to future licence extension projects e ciencies Herbert Rust, Site Director, NOK ● Highlighting the high cost areas of plant life management and where savings can be made 10.15 Keynote Sponsor Presentation ● Revealing the latest technologies that increase 10.45 Refreshments and networking break management e ciencies ● Identifying the long term approaches that can reduce your 11.15 Understanding and improving the relationship costs in the short term between plant life management and licence ● Evaluating the pros and cons of long term vs short term extension approaches ● Pinpointing and rectifying the weak points in the link Uwe Kleen, Head Nuclear Strategies, VATTENFALL between PLIM and PLEX ● Ensuring an e ective long term approach to PLIM for 16.30 Chair's Closing remarks and end of day 1 smooth planning towards PLEX ● Understanding all the key elements involved in both PLIM and PLEX Ramon Almoquera, Licensing Manager, IBERDROLA TESTIMONIALS: 11.45 Panel session: Engaging the entire business in a long term approach to plant management and life Kamreddine Ohlidderen, Inspector expert nuclear facilities. Federal Agency for nuclear control: extension ● Highlighting the crucial elements to ensure they are Excellent presentations and shared experiences fulfilled for long term plant life management ● Reviewing alternative strategies for company-wide plant life management Victor Abelairis, Manager technical services, GE Hitachi: ● How far in advance can you plan? Very interesting with lots of relevant experience ● Understanding the key inhibitors to a unified approach to PLIM and PLEX to PLIM & PLEX Martin Luthander, Head of Fleet Management, VATTENFALL Herbert Rust, Site Director, NOK, Jozsef Varga, PAKS NPP Lloyd Wright, Manager, performance monitoring, 12.30 Lunch and networking break Southern California Edison: 13.30 Examining strategies to overcome the challenge of Great opportunity to hear what’s going on in the radiation embrittlement and ageing concrete within industry and interact with peers. NPPs ● Ensuring a cohesive approach to evaluation, prediction and monitoring of critical components ● Revealing the latest strategies to overcome radiation embrittlement If you want to be a part of this successful event, we have a number of sponsorship opportunities available. Contact us to discuss your ● Discussing the opportunities to prevent and mitigate the specific requirements email or e ects of radiation embrittlement call +44 207 753 4259 Jean Jacques, Head of Nuclear Maintenance, EDF
  3. 3. Day Two 12 May 2010 08.30 Co ee and Registration 12.00 Panel session: E ective talent management: 09.00 Chair's Opening Remarks Overcoming the challenge of an industry skills shortage 09.15 Meet the regulators round table session It is clear that there is a serious shortage of new talent During this session you will have the opportunity to attend and expertise within nuclear PLIM and PLEX. With nuclear one of 5 round table sessions to discuss the regulatory issues engineering being such a critical part of the industry it is surrounding PLIM and PLEX. Each round table will be led by imperative that we e ectively utilise the existing workforce di erent key regulator so you will receive the most important and continue to attract newcomers. Our panel of experts will and relevant information. The round tables this year will be discuss their experiences and strategies to overcome this led by challenge and reveal their perspective of how the changing ● FRANCE economic climate is impacting the industry workforce. Jean Pierre Hutin, Inspectorate Advisor, ASN Tord Sterner, Licensing Manager, Oskarshamn, EON ● UK Oscar Vallejo, Plant Manager, ENDESA Alan Wylie, HM Principal Inspector of Nuclear Installations, Mathew Walsh, Industrial Safety Engineer, BRITISH ENERGY, Health and Safety Executive HEYSHAM ● NRC Mark Lanen, Chief of Licence Inspections, US NRC 12.45 Lunch and networking ● INTERNATIONAL Senior Representative, WORLD ASSOCIATION OF NUCLEAR 13.45 Sponsored presentation OPERATORS 14.15 Revealing techniques and technologies to deal with access issues for the replacement of components 10.00 Case study: Examining a licence renewal application ● Assessing di erent strategies for inaccessible repairs – from start to finish including robots, plant shutdown and major replacement ● Understanding the key drivers for this project and why ● Evaluating the costs of di erent approaches to determine PLEX was chosen over new build which is most cost e ective ● Highlighting the key challenges with the licence extension ● What new techniques and technologies are emerging that and how they were overcome could make this possible? ● Evaluating the costs involved and if there were Paul Spence, Nuclear Engineer, EDF opportunities to be more e cient that were missed ● If we had to do it again? – Discussing how this project 14.30 Understanding the role and maximising the benefits would have been di erent given the opportunity to of I&C in plant management and monitoring do it again ● Discussing the latest developments in control room Tord Sterner, Licensing Manager, Oskarshamn, EON technology ● Understanding the impact on maintenance a high tech I&C 10.30 Preparing for an e cient periodic safety inspection systems may have and understanding its role in licence extensions ● Cost e ectively utilising data collected for future analysis ● What exactly is involved – examining the current factors and prediction involved and emerging issues that must be tackled ● Evaluating regulatory issues and equipment qualification ● Evaluating how far in advance you can begin preparing for Hordor Arnanson, I&C Manager, LANDSVIRKJUN HF the inspection and the benefits of doing this ● Understanding the hidden costs involved and how these 15.00 Refreshment and networking break can be mitigated 15.30 Case study: Implementing a 360 degree approach to ● Revealing what exactly the inspectors are looking for and plant life management how to most e ectively achieve your licence extension ● Highlighting the company-wide approach and exactly what required it entails Mathew Walsh, Industrial Safety Engineer, BRITISH ENERGY, ● What have been the key challenges in creating a company- HEYSHAM wide approach? 11.00 Refreshment and networking break ● Revealing the benefits of a cohesive approach both in terms of cost and e ciencies 11.30 Engaging the entire organisation to conduct a cost ● Discussing how this has been incentivised and strategies e ective, 360 degree approach to annual in-service for full buy in from the team inspections Pedro Rias Joao, Head of PLIM, EDP ● Making annual in-service inspections part of everyday life ● Understanding the challenges of engaging the entire 16.00 An insurer's perspective of the ageing European workforce and how this can be overcome Nuclear Power industry ● Identifying potential areas for cost savings ● Discussing the impact of an ageing plant on liability ● Maximising time e ciency with e ective monitoring and insurance reporting ● Understanding the changing attitude to ageing nuclear Oscar Vallejo, Plant Manager, ENDESA power and the impact this has on claims ● What an insurer now looks for in order to provide the best service to the nuclear power industry 16.30 Close of conference Mark Henry Salley, Liaison Officer, US NRC
  4. 4. 10, 11, 13 May 2010 1 AGENDA PRE CONFERENCE 2 AGENDA EVENING 3 AGENDA DAY THREE WORKSHOP TH MAY MASTERCLASS TH MAY TH MAY Nuclear Safety Demonstrating Materials in the context the latest Ageing Institute of PLIM & PLEX research into site visit Anyone involved in plant life the modelling The Materials Ageing Institute is management or licence extension will know that safety is absolutely of material a utility oriented research centre founded in January 2008 by integral to fulfilling either of these objectives. behaviours Electricité de France (EDF), the Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (TEPCO) and the US Electric Power Research This pre-conference workshop This evening masterclass will Institute (EPRI). The key purpose will focus on the key aspects of be a focussed session for those of the MAI is to direct e orts in safety in the context of PLIM & concerned with the prediction of research and development towards PLEX to enable you to e ciently lifetimes for ageing materials and ageing of materials used in electrical demonstrate your compliance maintenance planning. This crucial power facilities. This initiative by the to the regulators and company masterclass will be led by experts world’s biggest nuclear operators stakeholders. in the field of ageing predictions is motivated by the conviction that and modelling. sharing research, experimental Delegates are invited to attend this results, feedback and scientific Workshop agenda: information will significantly workshop alongside an informal 13.00 Registration bu et dinner where you will be able contribute to our understanding to ask questions directly related to of the ageing processes in various 13.30 Understanding the your projects. materials employed in both nuclear harmonization goals of and non-nuclear power plants. WENRA and the progress with international regulators Masterclass agenda: The main objectives of WENRA are to develop a common approach to 17.30 Bu et Dinner Site Visit Schedule: nuclear safety and to be a network 09.00 Depart conference hotel 18.00 Presentation 1 of chief nuclear safety regulators in Europe exchanging experience and 18.45 Presentation 2 10.00 Tour of the Materials discussing significant safety issues. Ageing Institute The committees have now finished 19.30 End of masterclass their work compiling a set of safety Harald Markam, Nuclear 11.00 Short presentation and reference levels. The first half of Engineer, ATOMINSTITUTE Q&A with key research this workshop will highlight exactly OF THE AUSTRIAN personnel what these safety parameters are UNIVERSTITIES 12.00 Return to conference and the progress that has been hotel made across Europe to meet these amongst individual regulators. This site visit is a brand new feature 15.00 Co ee and refreshment of this years PLIM & PLEX agenda break and is a must for those concerned 15.30 Preserving the long with improving their knowledge of term safety requirements of ageing materials in nuclear power key components and systems plants. You will be able to meet with within ageing nuclear facilities the leading industry experts carrying 16.00 Close of Workshop out the latest research in ageing materials and discover the most Celia Melin, Chief Executive, recent developments in R&D. WENRA
  5. 5. In association with: Media partners: Nuclear Engineering International has GlobalData’s Energy eTrack is now been published for more than 53 the new, interactive desktop tool years. Having been published since the designed for executives & analysts active in or supplying very birth of commercial nuclear power in services to the oil & gas industry. 1956, NEI holds a unique position within the industry and an enviable reputation for providing independent technical Energy eTrack subscribers receive access to eight unique and business analysis for the nuclear power industry. oil & gas asset databases, news & deals, company profiles, Renowned for reliable and quality editorial reports, it’s a opinions and research reports fully integrated with must for anyone working in this dynamic industry. innovative desktop tools for easy search, browse, and data access. Sign up for a free demonstration Modern Power Systems provides For more information on GlobalData’s Energy eTrack visit: in-depth independent coverage of power plant and transmission and distribution technology. Widely read throughout the Energy Business Review (EBR) is the fastest world of electricity generation, it specialises in presenting growing website within the energy industry. key engineering and commercial developments in an EBR provides a high level audience with a authoritative but accessible style. From advanced power ‘one-stop-shop’, where the latest opinion and forecasts plant and transmission design to repair and maintenance of Datamonitor analysts are provided alongside the latest case studies, Modern Power Systems is unrivalled as a industry news. platform for exploring cutting edge developments in the power industry. Power Technology is a procurement and reference resource providing a one-stop-shop for professionals and decision makers within Research partner: 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 Exhibitor: industry developments, and the recruitment area provides career information and the latest job vacancies in the field. If you want to be a part of this successful event, we have a number of exhibitor We would be happy to organise a media partnership with you, for more details opportunities available. Contact us to discuss your specific requirements email of how we can help please contact or or call +44 207 753 4259 by calling +44 207 936 6674 Who Should attend Arena International Events Group provide a forum where senior decision-makers and representatives from operators, manufacturers and regulators and service providers from across Europe, Canada and the United States, can come together to share experiences, benchmark their processes to return to the o ce with fresh perspectives and practical information that will allow them to improve their systems and methods and strategies. This event will draw an audience from Departmental Heads, Vice Presidents, Directors and Senior-Level Experts, Consultants and Managers, in the following job areas: • Senior representatives from utility owners and operators • Team leaders in technical services • Engineering sta • Project managers • Plant life managers • International nuclear agencies • Licence renewal and regulatory managers • International consultancies
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