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2016-10-25 09:00:00 2016-10-26 17:00:00 Europe/London 4th European Nuclear Power Briefing 2016 4th European Nuclear Power Briefing 2016 London Strategic Communications enquiry@stratcoms.com
 
 
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Strategic Communications is pleased to announce the scheduling of its 4th European Nuclear Power Briefing 2016 taking place in London from 25-26th October 2016.

“The UK has 15 reactors generating about 21% of its electricity but almost half of this capacity is to be retired by 2025. The country has full fuel cycle facilities including major reprocessing plants. The UK has implemented a very thorough assessment process for new reactor designs and their siting. The first of some 19 GWe of new-generation plants is expected to be on line by 2025. The government aims to have 16 GWe of new nuclear capacity operating by 2030, with no restriction on foreign equity. Each of the three major projects involved in new nuclear build has a reactor vendor involved - 10%, 60% and 100% of equity respectively. In November 2015, the government articulated new policy priorities for UK energy, involving the possible phasing out of coal-fired generation without CO2 abatement in 2025 with more reliance on nuclear power which is also low cost. There are plans for a new fleet of nuclear power stations and exploring new opportunities like small modular reactors with the promise of low cost, low carbon energy” World Nuclear Association, April 2016.

There are 128 nuclear power reactors (119 GWe) operating in 14 of the 28 EU member states accounting for over a quarter of the electricity generated in the all of EU. Half of the EU's nuclear electricity is produced in only one country - France and the 53 units operating in three non-EU countries (Russia, Ukraine and Switzerland) account for about 17% of the electricity in the rest of Europe. Central and Eastern Europe countries including Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey are currently constructing or have firm plans to build new nuclear.

Nuclear power and climate change are key topics that will be discussed at the forthcoming 4th European Nuclear Power Briefing 2016. Taking place in London on 25th October, the briefing will bring together leading stakeholders from energy panning authorities, regulators, financiers and insurers to identify key barriers and develop innovative solutions to financing new nuclear.

We are pleased to welcome our key sponsors KPMG, Hitachi-GE, Lloyd's Register, M+W Group and Jackson Associates, and delighted to once again have Lady Barbara Judge, CBE, Chairman Emeritus, UK Atomic Energy Authority; Chairman, The Energy Institute of UCL and Deputy Chairman of the TEPCO Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee, chair the session.

Attend the 4th European Nuclear Power Briefing 2016 to hear the latest update on:
  • The role expected of nuclear power to achieve decarbonisation to meet Paris Agreement ambition
  • The outlook and challenges for nuclear investments
  • What the future challenges are for decommissioning and supply chain?
  • How governments can help commercialse SMRs?
  • Enabling activities over the next 5 years to set a trajectory for potential first UK SMR operations by 2030
  • BWR safety strategy and future technology
  • Regulatory challenges and opportunities for expanding current plants and developing new build
  • The decommissioning progress at Fukushima
  • Efforts to make Kashiwazaki-Kariwa the safest nuclear power plant in the world, leveraging lessons learned from Fukushima
  • The best way to secure third party financing
Bringing together the latest strategies, funding options, policy developments, decommissioning and reactor technology, the 4th European Nuclear Power Briefing 2016 in London will be your opportunity to meet and network with the key players in nuclear power.

Have you reserved your seat for what promises to be a comprehensive and insightful session from the industry's leading stakeholders. This is your opportunity to be part of a thought provoking briefing that will offer valuable insight into the strategies and technological innovations for positive nuclear power development in a balance energy mix and within a sustainable environment.


 
  Exclusive 1-2-1 meetings with the Department for International Trade

The Department for International Trade is responsible for promoting British trade across the world, which includes providing operational support for exports and facilitating inward investment. The Deputy Director of the Civil Nuclear Team (Paul McCaffrey) and the Deputy Head of the Team (Bob Bish) will be on hand to meet with UK companies interested in exporting products or services overseas, and with foreign companies interested in investing in the UK.

Paul McCaffrey is the Deputy Director of the Department for International Trade's Civil Nuclear Team. He has previously worked for Rolls-Royce plc, AWE plc, the Government Office for Science and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Bob Bish is Deputy head of the Department for International Trade's Civil Nuclear Team. He has previously worked for Amec Foster Wheeler plc, UK Trade and Investment and the Department for Trade and Industry.

Take advantage of this opportunity and book your personal session with Paul and Bob to discuss your opportunities. Contact Christina Logan at clogan@stratcoms.com to reserve your spot.
 
   




Culham Center for Fusion Energy
http://www.ccfe.ac.uk/

Nuclear fusion, the process that power the Sun, can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future. Culham is one of the world's leading fusion research laboratories. Our scientists and engineers are working with partners around the globe to develop fusion as a new source of cleaner energy for tomorrow's power stations.

Achieving Fusion Energy - Fusion is expected to become a major part of the energy mix during the second half of this century. With adequate funding, the first fusion power plant can be operating in the 2040s. To achieve this, a series of development steps need to be taken, which are set out in the European fusion roadmap, published in 2012. CCFE is working with its counterparts around Europe to implement this plan, which would see fusion power on the grid by 2050.

This is an opportunity to go behind the scenes and take a tour of Culham Center for Fusion Energy's research and facilities including JET and MAST as well as updates on ITER - the next major international fusion experiment and a crucial step towards commercial fusion energy. A truly global undertaking, the participants in ITER represent more than half the world's population: China, the European Union, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia, and the United States of America. It is the world's largest international co-operative scientific research and development project.

JET - The Joint European Torus (JET), located at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, is the world's largest and most powerful tokamak and the focal point of the European fusion research programme. Designed to study fusion in conditions approaching those needed for a power plant, it is the only device currently operating that can use the deuterium-tritium fuel mix that will be used for commercial fusion power. Since it began operating in 1983, JET has made major advances in the science and engineering of fusion, increasing confidence in the suitability of the tokamak for future power production.


   
  24th October 2016 - Pre-Briefing - Special Finance Session:

Hosted by



Financing and project development considerations for new build, new technologies and nuclear decommissioning

The United Kingdom is at the center of three key areas in the nuclear sector:  (1) baseload nuclear new build; (2) SMR development; and (3) nuclear decommissioning.  In different ways, these areas are challenged by financing considerations.  The Special Finance Session will examine each of these areas, consider obstacles to project development as well as risk allocation / management / mitigation techniques, and assess where and how financing plays a role in each area.  In particular, the discussion will examine how financing can be structured in order to facilitate project development.

  • Trends in financing
  • Risk management considerations and how they impact financing and contracting
  • How SMRs and advanced reactors might address financing and development challenges
  • Reputational risk considerations from a financier’s perspective
  • Nuclear decommissioning trends – trends, challenges and how financing can factor into
    decommissioning planning
Contact enquiry@stratcoms.com to book your place for the Special Finance Session - £250 inclusive of all materials and coffee break.
 
   


Briefing Chairman:

Lady Barbara Judge Lady Barbara Judge, CBE
Chairman Emeritus, UK Atomic Energy Authority
Chairman, The Energy Institute of UCL
Deputy Chairman, TEPCO Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee





david howell Lord David Howell
Chairman
Lords Committee on International Relations
     
tim yeo Tim Yeo
Chairman
New Nuclear Watch Europe & the University of Sheffield Industrial Advisory Board for the Energy 2050 Initiative





Panel of Industry Experts:

paul brummell Paul Brummell
British Ambassador to Romania
     
anurag Anurag Gupta
Director and Global Head, Power Sector, Infrastructure
KPMG
     
victoria Victoria Parker
Partner, Deal Advisory, Power and Utilities, Head of UK Nuclear
KPMG
     
darryl Dr Darryl Murphy
Partner, Power & Utilities Deal Advisory
KPMG
     
chris Chris Moore
Strategy Director
National Nuclear Laboratory
     
mike Mike Middleton
Strategy Manager
Energy Technologies Institute
     
tim chittenden  

Rear Admiral Tim Chittenden
Immediate Past President
The Nuclear Institute

     
tom Tom Greatrex
Chief Executive
Nuclear Industry Association
     
hidetoshi   Hidetoshi Takehara
President & Representative Director
Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy
     
keisuke Keisuke Sadamori
Director, Energy Markets and Security
International Energy Agency (IEA)
     
hergen   Hergen Haye
Managing Director
Nuclear Futures
 
masaaki   Masaaki Hanaoka
Executive General Manager
TEPCO
     
ian   Prof Ian Chapman
CEO
UK Atomic Energy Authority / Culham Center for Fusion Energy
     
simon   Simon Marshall
MD, UK Fuel Operations
Westinghouse Electric Co UK Ltd
     
brian   Brian Champkins
Operations Lead
Nuclear Sector, M+W Group
     
roger   King Lee
Head of Nuclear Development
Lloyd's Register Inspection Services
     
roger   Dr Marco Cometto
Analyst, Nuclear Development Division
OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
     
roger   Paul Murphy
Managing Director
Gowling WLG
     
roger   David Stearns
Business Development Director
Horizon Nuclear Power
     
roger   Dr Roger Hayes
Senior Counsellor
APCO Worldwide
     
roger   David Powell
Vice President
Nuclear Power Plant Sales - Europe


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