A large portion of UK nuclear power generation sites are due to be retired by the end of the decade, presenting asset management challenges at scale. This conference will address both the challenges of maintaining asset integrity beyond intended lifecycle and the process of decommissioning including planning, current state evaluation, services procurement, and funding.
Whether it be tackling part and technology obsolescence or allocating tight budgets on plants which are no longer operational and tackling complex plant prioritisation methodologies, the problem of nuclear asset management is a broad one. The increasing focus on effective data gathering and management for facilities with extensive operational histories will be targeted to ensure engineers are supported in future systems-based maintenance work.
Building on previous conferences, a large focus of the 2024 conference will be placed on the decommissioning process and concerns of planning, the impact of challenging environments, legacy waste and sustainably sourcing and disposing of materials. It will also incorporate asset management case studies from other high hazard industries so that cross sector learning may be effectively facilitated, and nuclear industry innovation encouraged.
KEY TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE:
Asset integrity for operating plants: Address challenges for effective testing, fault detection, maintenance and repair works to maintain and increase efficiency.
Maintaining non-operational assets: ensure equipment scheduled for decommissioning does not fail prior to the start of work.
Life extension for existing installations: understand and reduce the risks associated with pushing assets beyond their planned lifetimes.
Understand your regulatory obligations for ageing assets: how does current legislation impact equipment designed decades earlier and how can you meet these requirements in a cost-effective manner to ensure a return on investment.
Effective planning for decommissioning: understand the issues of decommissioning generating equipment and facilities that have degraded or been allowed to fall into disrepair, together with related safety and environmental responsibilities.
PREVIOUS ATTENDEES INCLUDED:
Abbott Risk Consulting
Allied Power Group
Defence Infrastructure Organisation
EDF Energy Ltd
|Lynkeos Technology Limited
Ministry of Defence
Solid State Disks Ltd
Springfields Fuels Ltd
Urenco UK Ltd
Wood Nuclear LTD
WHY YOU NEED TO ATTEND:
- Learn about opportunities to maximise asset management and integrity of ageing plants in association with sustainability guidelines
- Share in cross sector learning and practical experiences of asset management from other high hazard industries
- Gain insight into decommissioning best practice, planning and funding cycles
- Benefit from F2F networking with key industry players and regulatory bodies to keep up to date with system changes current guidance
- Get a sense of the direction of the industry in relation to technology and skills updates
- Understand how to effectively work with an asset in operation beyond expected lifetime
- Maintain current industry knowledge of decommissioning protocol and learn from others’ experiences of the process
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, either complete and email us your 5+ event booking forms or contact our Event Enquiries team and we would be delighted to make all the arrangements.
OUR EXCELLENT FEEDBACK FROM THE PREVIOUS CONFERENCE:
"A good range of enthusiastic and knowledgeable speakers from across industry, covering a large subject area, with ample opportunities to approach the speakers and discuss their presentations." - Rolls-Royce
"A very informative and thought provoking conference that confirmed that ageing asset management is something we are all in together." - AWE
"An excellent conference that gave an insight into how assets can be managed in a variety of ways. A great opportunity to network and share best practice across the industry." - Babcock International
"Well-informed speakers; interesting, thought-provoking presentations, and relevant real world examples" - MoD
"An exceptional conference which was organised and managed very well. A good amount of lessons learnt and knowledge taken away from the two days to be shared within my company." - EDF Energy
"Excellent event with representation from across the nuclear industry under one roof, discussing todays challenges." - Jacobs
"Excellently managed event with trouble-free access to the highest concentration of nuclear expertise in the UK." - Babcock International
"Fantastic knowledge of topics by all speakers involved, a very informative event." - Babcock International
"I found the event to be very interesting and relevant - in particular the focus on how other organisations have implemented ISO5500 and the challenges it brings." - AWE
"The conference was extremely interesting and a provided a number of learning points that were taken back to my team." - Babcock International
"This event is a fantastic step forward by an industry looking to meet the challenges of long decommissioning cycles head on." - Rolls-Royce
"Well organised event with enthusiastic attendees and interesting presentations from a range of guest speakers." - Babcock International
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