Conference Day Two Thursday 20th January 2011

08.30 Registration And Coffee

09.00 Chairman’s Welcome

Dr. Ing. Peter Tomaszewski
Head of Contract Sector
Euratom Supply Agency, European Commission, Luxembourg

09.15 Nuclear Britannia: Mapping UK’s Nuclear Future

Lady Judge will discuss the policy issues and practical problems relating to nuclear power plants with particular reference to what is happening in the United Kingdom.

  • The nuclear program in the UK: opportunities, considerations, risks and timescales
  • Building an investor friendly climate: Policies and legislative initiatives

Lady Barbara Judge
Emeritus Chairman
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Agency

10.00 Assessing The Impact Of The New UK Government On New Nuclear Build

  • How is the government going to continue support for new build activity?
  • The overall feasibility approach, plan and strategy for UK’s energy mix and the role of nuclear power
  • Challenges and obstacles faced

Hergen Haye
Head of New Nuclear
Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK

10.45 Coffee And Networking Break

11.15 Q&A Session: Turnkey Or Non-Turnkey: Comparing The Risks And Benefits To Make The Best Strategic Supply Decision

  • What could be the most serious risks in both cases?
  • How should the management of the whole supply chain take place?
  • How will a lack of skilled workers affect construction objectives and project delivery?
  • Dealing with the many complex safety questions and requirements
  • How to build a fully proven platform - all technical and commercial risks in delivering a functioning plant on time and at a particular price

Participants:

Petr Závodsk
Director Nuclear Power Plants Construction
CEZ, a. s.

Tomasz Jackowski
Coordinator Nuclear Power
The Andrzej Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies, Poland

Representatives from OEM’s

12.00 Nuclear Waste Management & Storage: Critical Issues To Be Addressed In New Build Projects

  • Radioactive waste management, a driver of public acceptance
  • Developing a reliable plan for nuclear waste management
  • Storage/ Waste/ Back end issues to be solved in new build
  • Managing nuclear waste : regulatory update on radioactive waste management
  • Risk & liability management
  • International status on radioactive waste management: main differences and similarities between countries and regions in Europe and worldwide

Gérald Ouzounian
Director, Direction internationale
The National Radioactive Waste Management Agency (ANDRA), France

12.45 Lunch And Networking Break

13.45 Mastering Key Criteria For Higher Safety And Cost Effectiveness Of Building Or Refurbishing Nuclear Plants: The Life Like Experience

  • Best practice results of 4D Construction & Maintenance Simulation:
    • Which factors have a major impact on the project implementation?
    • How to plan and validate the critical operations of the outage schedule?
    • How to simulate kinematic mechanical devices like cranes and robots?
    • How to simulate and analyze worker activities with detailed ergonomic analyses to ensure their health & safety?
    • What results have been achieved in nuclear and other industrial projects?

Alain Floutier
Director, Industry Marketing
Dassault Systèmes

14.15 Poland’s Nuclear New Build Strategy And What This Will Mean In The Long Term

  • The nuclear program in Poland: opportunities, considerations, risks and timescales
  • The legislative and licensing situation in Poland: what challenges do new units face?
  • Public acceptance and short and long-term strategies

Miroslaw Lewinski
Director, Ministry of Economy
Nuclear Energy Department, Poland

15.00 The Creation Of Strong Technical Safety Organisations (TSOs) And Safety Authorities In Poland

  • The development of research institutions and background on R&D in Poland
  • Unifying 5 institutions to cover a) technical support for power protection b) pure scientific research c) practical implementation of research into new developments in the industry
  • The creation of strong Technical Safety Organisations (TSOs) and safety authorities in Poland: opportunities, considerations, risks and timescales

Tomasz Jackowski
Coordinator Nuclear Power
The Andrzej Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies, Poland

15.45 Coffee And Networking Break

16.15 Czech Republic’s Nuclear New Build Strategy And What This Will Mean In The Long Term

  • Nuclear Power development in the Czech Republic: opportunities, considerations, risks, timescales
  • The overall feasibility approach, plan and strategy
  • Challenges and obstacles faced
  • Public acceptance of short and long-term strategies

Petr Závodsk
Director Nuclear Power Plants Construction
CEZ, a. s.

17.00 Perspectives On Public Opinion: An Overview On Changing Public Perceptions Of Europeans And Nuclear

  • Following change in Public Opinion on Nuclear Power in the European Union:
  • Attitudes towards nuclear energy over time
  • Perceptions about nuclear safety issues
  • Levels of knowledge and information
  • Willingness to be involved in the decision making process

Leendert de Voogd
Global Head, Political and Social Sector
TNS

17.45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks And End Of Conference