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Hub network support fight against Coronavirus

Several members and collaborators in the South West Nuclear Hub network have been contributing to the fight against coronavirus. Supplies of PPE and other equipment have been donated in local areas, whilst the nuclear industry continues to generate energy and maintain critical infrastructure. PPE and supplies production The University of Plymouth is part of a […]

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The great Bristol shake off – making our world earthquake safe

Can fake earthquakes help safeguard nuclear reactors against natural disasters? Visitors to this year’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition were given the opportunity to find out for themselves thanks to research from the University of Bristol, in collaboration with Hub members EDF Energy. Members of the public have been able to explore the interactive exhibit […]

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Nuclear Institute YGN Membership and Chartership Evening

Membership and Chartership Evening

  • Wednesday 8th May 1730-1930
  • EDF Energy, Barnwood, Gloucester Gl4 3RS
  • Booking deadline 01/05/19
  • 1730 arrival for an 1800 start.

The YGN in collaboration with the Western Branch invite you to join us at our Membership and Chartership evening.

This event will follow an interactive format. Starting with an introduction to the separate Membership and Chartership process, followed by small group interactive sessions with the chance to ask an assessor what they are looking for in an application.

To register please fill out the booking form and return to events.ygn@nuclearinst.com

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Nuclear South West – Industry Networking Evening with EDF Energy

2019 is shaping up to be another incredible year for our industry and the Nuclear South West team is working hard to make sure our cluster is informed, connected and showcased.

The Nuclear South West Industry Networking Evening will take place on 28th January 2019, hosted by EDF Energy at their Bridgewater House office in Bristol.

Not only is this event a fantastic opportunity to connect with key companies in the supply chain, you can also expect updates from senior HPC representatives and the NSW strategy team.

All the significant regional nuclear owners/operators/developers will be present making it the best way to find out the latest news and views from inside the industry.

Drinks and canapes will be served throughout the evening.

Important: Due to safety reasons, only people that have received a confirmation email will be allowed entry on the night.


For full details and how to register click below.


Please Note: The Industry Network Evenings are always oversubscribed and we strongly advise that you register now to avoid disappointment.

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South West Nuclear Hub wins Academic Innovator award

Collaborative Projects Recognised As part of the submission, the Hub highlighted three projects that demonstrates its ability to pull together industrial and academic partners to find novel solutions to industrial challenges. The three projects were: 1. Exploring Radioactive Environments with Pipeline Devices A number of prototype devices were designed that allow for the remote characterisation, […]

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Hub nominated as ‘Academic Innovator’ in Award Ceremony

The South West Nuclear Hub has been shortlisted for a The Engineer Collaborate to Innovate Award, and will attend a ceremony next week in London. The Hub enters in the Academic Innovator category, which is awarded to a university department that demonstrates a sustained culture of innovation and collaboration with academic and business partners. Hub members the […]

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Introduction to Hinkley Point C – for Gloucestershire businesses

  • Date — 25th October 2018
  • Time — 09:00 - 12:30
  • Venue — EDF Energy, Barnwood, GL4 3RS
  • Cost — Free

This 'Introduction to Hinkley' event is essential for those Gloucestershire companies keen to find out more about potential Hinkley Point C opportunities.

Find out from EDF what opportunities await your business, and what they need from those companies who supply the largest construction site in Europe. Supported by GFirst LEP and Gloucestershire County Council and taking place at EDF's offices, this event also aims to identify Gloucestershire businesses who want to sell products and services into the Hinkley Point C build. The level of interest expressed, and from what businesses, could help shape funded and other business support offered to local SME's in the county.

The event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West. The Hinkley Supply Chain Programme aims to provide business development support and help in finding opportunities within the HPC project for South West companies.

The Hinkley Supply Chain Programme is funded by the Heart of the South West LEP, West of England LEP and the Welsh Government to provide business assistance to South West companies with the aim of helping them find opportunities within the HPC project.

Event details

You'll hear from EDF Energy on upcoming Hinkley Point C project requirements, which include the following construction, civil, mechanical and electrical capabilities:

Construction - Civil Works, Building Trades, Material & Component Supplies, and Construction Services (including Fuel, Plant, and Waste Management)

Mechnical - Steel Fabrication, Machine Shop, Precision Components, Non Destructive Testing, and HVAC

Electrical - Electrical LV and HV Installation, Electrical Components, Control and Instrumentation

Benefit, too, from insight shared by our Somerset Chamber of Commerce partners and learn from Gloucestershire's Arc Energy Resources who have recently benefited from the Hinkley Supply Chain team's support.

What are the opportunities?

  • South West companies have already won contracts worth more than £1.3 billion
  • 90+ Tier 1 contractors are planning to deliver contracts each worth £100's million
  • Multiple Tier 2 and 3 supply chain requirements for companies based in the South West

How to book your place

For more details about the speakers and to book your place, click the button below.


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Physical Model of an AGR Nuclear Reactor Graphite Core for Shaking Table Explorations of Seismic Behaviour

Research Area: Structural Engineering PI: Professor Colin Taylor, Dr Adam Crewe Partners: EDF Energy, Atkins Contact details: colin.taylor@bristol.ac.uk The Challenge Sponsored by EDF-Energy Ltd, the ongoing PLEX (Plant Life Extension) project was initiated in 2008. To date EDF have invested around £6.5M in the project and work is expected to continue over the next few […]

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6th EDF-Energy Nuclear Graphite Conference 2018

Monday October 15th 2018 (commencing 4pm) until Thursday October 18th 2018 (concluding at 4pm)

Key dates

Registration opens April 1st 2018

Abstract submission deadline is 31st May 2018.

Full papers (for peer review) should be submitted before the conference.

More info and register

Conference Theme

“Achieving the Right Balance between Conservatism, Complexity and Confidence to Secure a Safe and Extended AGR Lifetime”

During the meeting there will be three ‘breakout’ sessions (precise titles to be confirmed):

Managing CONSERVATISM in modelling

Reducing the COMPLEXITY of arguments

Maximising CONFIDENCE in predictions


Castle Green Hotel, Kendal, Cumbria

This is a residential conference, and hotel room costs will be included in the registration fees which will be announced shortly. Delegates do NOT need to book their own accommodation, but any special requirements should be noted on the registration form. Accompanying persons are welcome.

The registration fee will also include an evening visit to The Lakeland Motor Museum followed by dinner at the Café Ambio at Holker Hall. All other meals will be taken at the Castle Green Hotel.

British Carbon Group

The British Carbon Group (joint with the IOP and SCI) is one of the RSC's many Interest Groups. The Interest Groups are member driven groups which exist to benefit RSC members, and the wider chemical science community, in line with the RSC's strategy and charter.

The Group promotes the science or technology of graphite and carbon materials. This includes diamond and fullerenes, composites, fibres, deposits and any other relevant carbon science topics in the UK. By providing a forum for scientific discussion we represent the interests of UK carbon scientists in relation to learned societies worldwide.

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