The conference starts at 09:00 and will close at 16:30.
Setting the scene for the day, with an overview on the industry achievements of 2018, the Nuclear Sector Deal and what it means for the sector, and government announcements for 2019 and beyond.
Lord John Hutton highlights the achievements of 2018, specifically the challenges and opportunities of the Nuclear Sector Deal (NSD).
Richard Harrington MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Business and Industry, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy outlines key policy announcements for 2018 and looking ahead to 2019, including: the NSD; support for new build projects; the governments exploration of innovative financing models for large infrastructure; and its role in supporting the development of a small nuclear market in the UK.
Outlook on future project pipelines, finance models, cost reduction targets and fuel capabilities.
Colin Matthews, Non-Executive Chairman, EDF Energy provides an update on the Hinkley Point C project, whilst discussing the prospects for Sizewell C, overcoming the challenge of new build cost reductions and what the Regulated Asset Base model could mean for new nuclear projects more widely.
Dominic Kieran, Chief Commercial Officer, Urenco discusses the fuel supply market and its role in the Nuclear Sector Deal. They will also discuss the role they could play in a future SMR market and the strategic role fuel supply has for this and the rest of the new nuclear build programme.
In the context of targets for cost reduction for nuclear new build projects, new finance models considered by government and a finance working group set up to look at SMR finance, the panel will discuss meeting the challenges and opportunities set out in the NSD.
With the cost reductions set out in the NSD, we look at the innovation and cross-sector partnerships that can help address the sector deal decommissioning targets.
Looking at the potential for nuclear exports, overseas markets and encouraging foreign investment in the UK industry.
Campbell Keir, Director, Energy & Infrastructure, Department of International Trade outlines international opportunities, common export challenges and how the government can help supply chain companies secure work around the world.
Duncan Hawthorne, Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Nuclear Power speaks about the Wylfa Newydd project, engaging the supply chain and opportunities for the nuclear new build market.
With the growth in the UK industry over recent years and the opportunities laid out in the NSD, this session will discuss learnings from successful contract bids, current opportunities and the economic benefits of supply chain investment.
With the growing needs of skills across the industry in years ahead, the sector’s skills and diversity strategy commits the industry to drawing talent from a more diverse pool.
With the NSD focusing on a target of 40% female staff in the sector by 2030, this panel addresses how to engage more women in STEM, as well as engaging young people across the board in nuclear, ensuring they have developed the right skills and a strong voice in the industry. Speakers will discuss how a diverse workforce can benefit the industry in more than just a visual or target based manner.
Cultivating new ideas and innovation across the sector to reduce costs, support growth across the country and contribute to the Clean Growth Grand Challenge.
Ian Chapman, Chief Executive, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Agency updates attendees on the latest activity at Culham and the UKAEA. This session follows the government investment announced at last year’s conference, and engagement opportunities for nuclear fission suppliers to share learning and skills with fusion projects.
As a core facet of the NSD, the overarching Industrial Strategy and the industry’s ability to face up to Clean Growth challenges, this session outlines the importance of technological innovation and R&D across the sector, the benefits this can bring to the UK industry and ways in which the government can help bring innovative technologies to market.
David was educated at Balshaw’s Grammar School and the Unive...
Lord Hutton has been a Member of the Upper House since 2010...
David Ralph started as Chief Executive of Heart of South Wes...
Richard Harrington was appointed Parliamentary Under Secreta...
Ivan Baldwin is Chair of Britain’s Energy Coast Business Clu...
Zheng Keping has been the Chief Technical Officer of CGN UK...
Sameena Ali-Khan anchors national bulletins for ITV at weeke...
Mr. Dominic Kieran is Chief Commercial Officer for URENCO, o...
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