Successful Nuclear Energy Project Development | Hong Kong

Nuclear energy projects must navigate a range of complex industrial, technological, regulatory, financial, economic and planning issues. Using a mixture of presentations and real-world practical case studies this Successful Nuclear Energy Project Development course will familiarise participants with each step of the lifecycle of a nuclear power station build and its supporting nuclear infrastructure requirements.

Focussing on real-world planning, financing, business and economic issues, the course will examine how reactor procurements are actually undertaken and discuss the industry terminology used, key business issues, business models and global reactor vendor offers, as well as the major consulting, equipment supply, equipment qualification and service groupings that a developer might purchase during a typical nuclear power plant construction project. The course will explain different options for how spent fuel and radioactive waste can be successfully managed and commercial pricing and disposal strategies. The course will draw upon a wide range of international case study examples from Britain, China, Japan, Europe, the Middle East and the United States including the new Contracts for Difference (CfD) and Strike Price electricity market mechanisms that have been successfully applied in the UK to fund commercial nuclear build projects for the first time in liberalised private sector energy markets.

This three day intensive training course is intended for early-career to mid-career professionals and executives in energy industries, potential nuclear industry suppliers, the professional services sector and government officials who will be involved in nuclear power development projects.  No prior knowledge of the nuclear industry is assumed as full training will be provided by the course lecturer. Case study sessions and simulation exercises will be highly interactive with extensive discussion with course delegates. Emphasis will be placed on the business aspects of nuclear power.

This Successful Nuclear Energy Project Development Course is recommended for electricity utility company staff, government officials, Embassy and Foreign Trade officials, legal professionals, nuclear supply chain companies, energy market regulators, nuclear safety and environmental regulators, market analysts, and anybody wishing to broaden their knowledge and career prospects within the growing nuclear energy sector.

The course may be particularly suitable as familiarisation training for Chinese and Japanese staff intending to work on the planned joint Britain-China nuclear power plant projects at Hinkley, Sizewell and Bradwell in the UK, and the joint Britain-Japan reactor builds at Wylfa and Oldbury in the UK.

The aim of this course is to equip participants with a sound understanding of the nuclear industry, its value chain and potential trade opportunities arising from commercial nuclear energy development by utility companies. The course will focus on the business and industrial aspects of modern civil nuclear energy technology for electricity generation projects undertaken by public and private sector utilities.

  • Understand the major kinds of civil nuclear power technology today, their suitability for different national power grids, reactor siting requirements and nuclear safety licensing arrangements.
  • Understand how nuclear power plants are procured and financed, how electricity markets are being reshaped, and how Contract for Difference (CfD) and Strike Price mechanisms function.
  • Understand the lifecycle of a nuclear development project, reactor procurement timelines, project stages, business models, supply chain arrangements, service groupings and equipment supply.
  • Understand nuclear fuel supply, the nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear non-proliferation and different options for spent fuel management such as spent fuel storage, reprocessing and MOX production.
  • Understand the economic planning and provisioning needed for nuclear decommissioning and long-term radioactive waste management and the support services required to enable this.

  • BOOST your knowledge and career prospects in the fast-growing nuclear energy sector
  • LEARN how to successfully manage nuclear power programmes effectively
  • UNDERSTAND key nuclear programme drivers and how to overcome technical, commercial and financial barriers
  • MANAGE RISK more effectively through early understanding of likely problem areas
  • APPLY best practices from the most successful international nuclear build programmes

Ian Jackson
is a nuclear consultant and author with 30 years' experience working internationally in both the public and private nuclear sectors. Ian successfully negotiated and secured funding for the £50 million UK-China nuclear Joint Research and Innovation Centre (JRIC) announced by British Chancellor George Osborne in 2015. Ian is a Fellow of the UK Society for Radiological Protection (FSRP) and a Chartered Radiation Protection Professional (CRadP). Ian's business books and technical publications include "Nukenomics: The Commercialisation of Britain's Nuclear Industry" (Nuclear Engineering International Books), "Nuclear Energy and Proliferation Risks: Myths and Realities in the Persian Gulf" (Chatham House), "Siting New Nuclear Power Stations: Availability and Options for Government" (UK Department of Trade and Industry) and "Effluent Release Options from Nuclear Installations: Technical Background and Regulatory Aspects" (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development). Ian is a business development consultant for the UK government's Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC), Strategic Communications (New Zealand) and the UK law firm Prospect Law.

Ian has trained nuclear executives in the following countries: Moscow, Russia, 2011; Amman, Jordan, 2013; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2011, 2012; Beijing, China, 2014, 2015; Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2014; Hanoi, Vietnam, 2013, 2014. And from the following organisations: UK Trade and Investment, Central and Emerging Europe (UKTI - CEE); Indonesia Electricity Corporation (PT PLN); Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Malaysia; Hong Kong Nuclear Investment Co Limited; CLP Power Hong Kong Limited; Malakoff Corporation, Malaysia; Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC); Bahagian Perancangan, TNB.

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