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.
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
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
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 3 November, Manchester.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and its site licence companies present their sixth supply chain event.
The 2016 NDA estate supply chain event, Delivering success together, aims to highlight opportunities along the supply chain, particularly for small and medium-sized businesses, and will include presentations from the NDA, site licence companies and key government speakers.
The day also includes technology demonstrators, opportunities to meet buyers from across the NDA estate and MOD, and awards presentations.
Registration is free. For more information, go to: www.decommsupplyevent.co.uk
The Nuclear AMRC will be exhibiting at stand A11 – drop by for an informal chat about how we can help you develop your manufacturing capabilities and nuclear readiness. If you’d like to arrange a meeting, please contact our decommissioning lead Jack Hardy: email@example.com
See our nuclear decommissioning intelligence page for more information on the opportunities for manufacturers.
Wednesday 13 July, Nuclear AMRC.
Small modular reactor developer NuScale Power is holding a supplier day, hosted by the Nuclear AMRC, to give UK-based nuclear engineering, manufacturing and construction companies the opportunity to meet NuScale representatives and learn about the company’s programme of work. The event forms part of a long-term objective to build NuScale’s UK supply chain in preparation for potential deployment in the UK market.
US-based NuScale is keen to develop lasting relationships with UK-based suppliers, small and large, from straight supply to build-to-print to strategic partnerships. Potential suppliers are invited to participate in this day of presentations, workshops and one-to-one meetings designed to inform them of the company’s plans for the UK market and how they can become involved in NuScale’s programme.
Speakers include key members of the NuScale executive team, as well as Fluor Limited, Ultra Electronics and the Nuclear AMRC.
For more information or to register your interest, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
8 & 9 June, Nuclear AMRC.
Welding specialist Polysoude, a Tier Two member of the Nuclear AMRC, presents a masterclass in mechanised TIG welding and cladding, with live demonstrations on production-scale equipment in the Nuclear AMRC workshop.
Each day includes:
- Live demonstrations of mechanised welding and cladding solutions, including narrow groove and TIGer technology.
- Live demonstrations of orbital welding applications with equipment for tube-to-tube and tube-to-tubesheet welding.
- Presentations by leading industry experts.
For more information and to register, go to: www.polysoude.com/formulaire-master-classes-2016