The design of advanced nuclear reactors is continually developing to meet the demands of a world requiring an increasing number of sustainable options for power generation. The World Nuclear Association highlights SDG7: the goal of affordable and clean energy for which nuclear power plants provide a substantial global backing.
Building on last year's sold-out event in Manchester, the IMechE is delighted to announce the return of the Advanced Nuclear Reactor Design seminar, which will provide a key forum for all technical innovators, manufacturers, designers, and government regulators involved to meet, discuss technical challenges and share updates on the latest AMR and SMR projects in the UK and abroad.
Following the recent guidance on GDA for advanced nuclear reactors in association with the Future Nuclear Enabling Fund (FNEF), the seminar will tackle the multiple design constraints facing the nuclear industry at present. This will cover the changing landscape of safety and regulation, construction risk, manufacturing and operations and current and future technical innovation.
PRESENTING SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
- KEYNOTE: Simon Bowen, Director, Great British Nuclear, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
- Philip Rogers, Director, Equilibrion
- Omar Afify, Senior Safety Case Engineer, UK Atomic Energy Authority
- Sean Perry, Lead Design Engineer, Nuclear Transport Solutions
- Mike Waite, Director, Mike Waite Nuclear Consulting Ltd.
- John Bowmer, Test Rig Design Engineer, Rolls-Royce SMR
- Jeremy Owston, Mechanical Engineer, BAE Systems
- Stephen Coates, Operational Support Lead, X- energy
- David Landon, Chief Executive Officer, MoltexFlex
WHY OUR SPEAKERS ARE EXCITED TO ATTEND:
|"Nuclear is back on the map as a low carbon source of sustainable baseload power...we have much to learn from each other and need to share to avoid our well-established habits of wheel re-invention! Engineering as a discipline will be at the heart of the rejuvenation of the nuclear industry and without sharing and collaborating, we will simply not succeed."
Simon Bowen, Director, Great British Nuclear; Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
||"The breadth and variety of different topics which will be presented is great...There is always value in meeting people face to face. I always come away from engagements like this having learned or discussed something that I was not expecting. Considering all the current opportunities and intent for the UK nuclear industry, this is a great opportunity to gain some visibility and oversight of ongoing workstreams being progressed and developed to realise the UK’s energy security and net zero ambitions."
Ross Haddow, Frazer-Nash Consultancy
|"With the recent relaunch of GB Nuclear and the SMR selection process, I am sure all eyes will be on Simon Bowen’s presentation. GB Nuclear has the capability to accelerate the UK’s nuclear programme and provide a pathway to a safe, reliable, carbon-neutral energy sector by 2050...Benchmarking is a key tool in the nuclear safety handbook, balancing design innovation and efficiency with increasing safety. Increasing market knowledge will also help focus innovation in a deployable, market-led direction."
Mike Waite, Mike Waite Nuclear Consulting
||" I will be providing an overview of the UKAEA’s ambitious STEP programme, our journey to date and future milestones....In the hybrid world that we now live in, we spend so much of our time in online meetings, but I still very much believe there is space for the human element! Meeting people in person and having the opportunity to build relationships, as well as sharing best practice, is invaluable."
Debbie Kempton: Engineering Director, UK Atomic Energy Authority
|" I'm interested in hearing from Omar Afify on UKAEA’s thoughts on hazards and the advanced nuclear reactor landscape and Ross Haddow’s presentation on product regulatory compliance for UK Nuclear Power Plants. Sharing best practices and building cross collaborations, are vital for ensuring the safe and sustainable development of nuclear energy while mitigating environmental risks."
Dafni Sifnioti, Senior Manager of Natural Hazards and Environment, EDF
"I am interested in hearing from the Great British nuclear team on the progress and direction of GBN vehicle and how it is envisaged to enable new nuclear to be built in the UK. We can get very silod in our work and can miss the bigger picture or how what we are doing could fit into the future world landscape. These events allow sharing of ideas and concepts to a wide and varied audience who can ask though provoking questions and challenge many of our assumptions going forward."
Jeremy Owston, Principle Mechanical Engineer, BAE Systems Maritime
TOPICS TO BE EXPLORED INCLUDE:
- Nuclear criticality safety
- The use of data analysis and fault/design simulation
- The transportation and location of facilities/building location for plants/Site interface concerns
- Generation 3 and 4 technologies and their grid impact/interaction
- Material challenges
- Fuels: Development and production routes
- High temperature gas reactors
...and much more!
PREVIOUS ATTENDEES IN 2022 INCLUDE:
Abbott Risk Consulting Ltd
Atkins SNC Lavalin
B A E Systems Ltd
EDF Energy Nuclear Generation
Engineering Analysis Services Limited
Frazer Nash Consultancy
Sir Robert McAlpine
Morgan Advanced Materials
National Nuclear Laboratory
Nuclear Transport Solutions
Office for Nuclear Regulation
Ove Arup & Partners
BRING YOUR TEAM - GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE:
For group bookings of 5 or more attendees, you and your colleagues can save 15% per place to join this technical event. This is a great opportunity for multiple engineers to:
- Benefit from the topics and discussions
- Maximise opportunities for learning and networking
- Contribute to their ongoing professional development
- Meet and collaborate with colleagues across multiple sites
- Bring new/junior team members up to speed
To organise your group booking, simply contact our Event Enquiries team and we would be delighted to make all the arrangements.
FEEDBACK FROM LAST YEAR'S SEMINAR:
"A fantastic opportunity to hear from the industry the progress being made on developing the UKs AMR capability"
Lead Design Engineer, Nuclear Transport Solutions
"A good event to increase your knowledge of developments in the nuclear energy industry"
Nuclear Technology Group Leader, Frazer-Nash Consultancy
"A great event with expert speakers with good chance to meet and network with SMEs in the Nuclear industry"
Assistant Project Engineer, Atkins
"A great introduction to the nuclear new build landscape in the UK"
Materials Technologist, Rolls Royce
"An excellent event providing great insight on the landscape of the exciting developments of AMRs in the UK"
"An excellent event with a wide range of speakers giving a fascinating insight into developments within the industry"
Safety Case Engineer, UKAEA
"An excellent opportunity to engage and share experiences with like-minded engineers in the nuclear industry."
Technical Specialist, Rolls-Royce plc
"An excellent snapshot of the development of advanced nuclear reactor technology in the year 2022, in UK and around the world, along with the challenges facing the nuclear sector in achieving 24GW by end of 2050."
Structural Analyst, EDF
"An informative day, with a variety of speakers giving an insight into future reactor design development and the challenges facing the UK nuclear sector."
Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator
"Expert views from across the UK nuclear sector"
Director, New Plant Market Development, Westinghouse Electric Company
"For once it was a real positive to feel like I was one of the oldest in the room! It was great to see so many enthused and diverse scientists and engineers, being interested and expert in such a technical discipline."
Head of Nuclear,Abbott Risk Consulting
"Getting the facts out there in engineering terms that makes the whole process real and understandable!"
Principal, Castletown Law
"Learn about the newest technologies developed in the nuclear industry and be inspired to be innovative!"
Dynamic Stress Engineer Rolls-Royce
SUPPORT YOUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT:
Attending this event supports your Professional Development; if you're an IMechE Member, this can be tracked in the Career Developer section of your online account.
COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR ATTENDEES:
The Institution takes every endeavour to operate all our events as “COVID-safe” as possible. This includes additional preventative measures, such as cleaning rotas and air ventilation. For further information on our activities in this area, view our infection control solutions webpages.