DIT nuclear mission to China

24–29 April 2017, Beijing.

Nuclear manufactueres are invited to join a UK delegation to the 12th China International Exhibition on Nuclear Power Industry.

The visit is organised by the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) and China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), working with China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN). The visit includes a workshop focusing on supply chain in both China and UK discuss  cooperation opportunities and what the UK can offer to both markets.

The mission will provide UK delegates with the opportunity to be part of the UK Pavilion at the 12th China International Exhibition on Nuclear Power Industry, 27-29 April in Beijing, with exposure to over 8,000 trade visitors. Other activities include a potential site visit, one-to-one meetings with key Chinese nuclear players, and a workshop to further explore potential collaborations in future projects using the Hualong nuclear reactor technology in China, UK and other countries.

For more information, download the DIT flyer.

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European Nuclear Young Generation Forum 2017

11–16 June 2017, Manchester.

The Nuclear AMRC is proud to sponsor the European Nuclear Young Generation Forum (ENYGF), the leading gathering of students and young professionals from across the European nuclear industry.

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Run by the Nuclear Institute’s Young Generation Network, ENYGF2017 will showcase the UK’s nuclear expertise to the world and  facilitate knowledge transfer between countries and individuals. The week-long event is set to be the UK’s largest ever youth nuclear event – the 2015 forum in Paris attracted over 350 delegates from 27 countries.

The theme for ENYGF2017 is “Innovation in Nuclear: a Rich Heritage and our Bright Future”. The week-long programme will include expert speakers, interactive workshops and varied technical tours to sites around the UK, rounded off with extensive networking opportunities through formal and informal social and cultural events.

For more information, go to: www.enygf.org

Civil Nuclear Showcase 2017

28 February & 1 March 2017, London.

Hosted by the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT), Civil Nuclear Showcase 2017 is an unmissable networking opportunity that will provide valuable insights and opportunities into the civil nuclear marketplace.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Network with a diverse mix of international and UK delegates representing government, utilities, technology providers, major contracting companies and all tiers of the supply chain.
  • Participate in a series of country briefings and hear about developments and opportunities in a range of key overseas markets including Central and Eastern Europe, China, Germany, France, Japan, Turkey, and the US.
  • Discover how to develop business opportunities with major companies.
  • Pre-book one-to-one meetings with DIT overseas market specialists, potential overseas customers and partners from up to 18 countries.

Speakers include Duncan Hawthorne, CEO of Horizon Nuclear Power; Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson, managing director for nuclear new build at EDF; Tom Samson, chief executive of NuGen; Adrian Simper, strategy and technology director at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority; and Mike Tynan, CEO of the Nuclear AMRC.

For more information, download the flyer or go to: www.events.trade.gov.uk/civil-nuclear-showcase-2017

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South Korea decommissioning forum

Tuesday 21 February, AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre.

The Nuclear AMRC and Energy 2050 invite you to discover the opportunities for international collaboration in the South Korean nuclear decommissioning programme.

With 25 reactors producing a third of electricity, South Korea has long been a leader in nuclear energy. But with its first commercial reactor – Kori-1 – shutting down in 2017, South Korea is preparing to enter a new era of nuclear decommissioning.

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With a wealth of decommissioning experience at home, the UK has the opportunity to support South Korea with its decommissioning and international new-build programmes.

This free half-day event will give UK companies new insight into the decommissioning programmes in both countries, and highlight the opportunities for collaboration and export.

For more information, download the flyer. To reserve your place, go to: ukkoreadecommissioning.eventbrite.co.uk

SMR 2017

Monday 27 February, London.

With the UK government due to publish its roadmap for the development of small modular reactors (SMRs), the Nuclear Industry Association invites you to hear the latest from government and industry insiders and make sure you are up to date on the latest developments.

Speakers  include senior figures from SMR developers including Rolls-Royce, Westinghouse, NuScale and Moltex Energy; plus key industry figures including Nuclear AMRC chief executive Mike Tynan on what SMRs could mean for the UK supply chain.

For full details, go to: www.niauk.org/event-listing/smr-2017

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Waste container challenge

17 January 2017, AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre.

Innovus and the Nuclear AMRC invite you to bring your innovation to the design, materials and manufacturing challenges of decommissioning waste containers.

Sellafield Ltd aims to reduce the lifetime cost of higher activity waste containers by 50 per cent, while introducing an improved range of containers for transport and long-term storage. Tens of thousands of such containers will be needed for decades to come, so cutting costs will save billions of pounds while providing long-term opportunities for innovative companies.

Achieving this will require the participation of manufacturers and suppliers from a range of sectors, as well as research institutions and academics. To help bring innovative thinking to decommissioning challenges, the Game Changers programme –developed by Sellafield Ltd and delivered by Innovus – is offering funding and support for the most promising approaches.

This challenge event hosted by the Nuclear AMRC will help you understand the challenges of waste container design and manufacturing, discuss with experts how your technologies or innovations could be developed and deployed, and learn more about the support available.

For more information, download the flyer.

This event is now fully booked. To go on a standby list, contact julia.critten@namrc.co.uk

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Advanced nuclear manufacturing & materials funding

Thursday 8 December, Birmingham.

Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network invite you to find out more about accessing £5 million of funding for advanced nuclear manufacturing and materials research.

As part of a £20 million nuclear R&D programme, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will invest up to £5 million in projects to develop innovative manufacturing and materials technologies for the civil nuclear sector. The competition aims to establish an innovative R&D technologies and skills for materials and manufacturing which will support a strong UK nuclear supply chain.

This event will be an opportunity to hear about the funding competition and identify potential research partners. Organisations will be invited to pitch on their offering and what they are seeking from partners.

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Proposals should address one of the following themes (with allocated budgets):

  • Nuclear structural materials (£1.5 million).
  • Mechanisation and automation of component manufacture (£1.9 million).
  • Large-scale component manufacture and assembly (£1.1 million).
  • Prefabricated module development and verification (£200,000).
  • Design codes and standards (£300,000).

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition run in partnership with Innovate UK. It is open to organisations of all sizes. For detailed information, see SBRI funding competition: advanced nuclear manufacturing and materials.

For more information about the information day and to register, go to the KTN event page.

 

Cryogenic machining forum

Thursday 1 December 2016, Nuclear AMRC.

The Nuclear AMRC invites you to explore the state of the art in cryogenic and near-cryogenic machining processes for the most demanding industries.

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Cryogenic cooling uses extremely cold gas or liquid to control the heat generated during machining. It can improve machining efficiency and increase tool life while minimising the risk of component failure.

Ultracold nitrogen or carbon dioxide can replace conventional oil-based coolants for many applications, and can potentially benefit processes which are usually run dry. They can reduce surface residual stress and thermal damage, and improve surface roughness. They can also reduce the need to clean components during production, reduce waste, and cut the environmental impact of machining.

Discover how innovative research is helping to bring cryogenic processes to market, see them in action on production-scale machines, and find out how your business could benefit from these exciting new technologies.

For more information including agenda, download the flyer.

To register, go to: cryomachining.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Nuclear 2016

1 December 2016, London.

The Nuclear Industry Association’s annual conference, Nuclear 2016, will bring together speakers from all parts of the nuclear industry to discuss key developments in 2016 and look ahead to 2017.

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With keynote speakers and sessions focusing on nuclear new build, decommissioning, small modular reactors (SMRs), export opportunities and more, the conference offers unrivalled access to the sector’s senior leaders – including Mike Tynan, Nuclear AMRC CEO, who will talk abut the manufacturing challenges and opportunities of SMR development.

For full details and to register, go to: nuclear2016.co.uk

 

 

F4N: nuclear strategy

27 October 2016, Nuclear AMRC; 1 November 2016, West Bromwich.

In the first of a new series of introductory workshops, the Nuclear AMRC’s Fit For Nuclear team will help manufacturers get to grips with nuclear strategy and deployment.

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Breaking into the nuclear sector demands vision and commitment from every part of your business. This workshop will give you a clear understanding of the opportunities in the nuclear supply chain, and the practical tools you will need to engage your staff through strategic thinking and policy deployment.

The half-day event will help you understand:

  • What support is available through the Fit For Nuclear programme, and whether F4N is right for your business.
  • How to identify and close any gaps in your capabilities or performance, to meet nuclear industry requirements.
  • Why you need a strategic approach to business improvement for nuclear.
  • How to link your strategic vision to effective deployment tools to engage all your operational staff.

The workshop is designed for senior directors who want to better understand how they can win work in nuclear, and need to share their vision with the people who will deliver it. It’s also a great opportunity to meet our nuclear specialists and industrial advisors; learn more about the F4N programme; and gain a deeper understanding of strategic planning and deployment for business excellence.

For more information, download the flyer, or register at: nuclearstrategy.eventbrite.co.uk

Please note the change of date for the South Yorkshire event – now on 27 October.

We’ll be holding additional events and workshops for new-to-nuclear companies around the UK over the next year. For more information about events in your region, contact: f4n@namrc.co.uk