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Nuclear South West Conference 2019

Nuclear South West Showcase 2019

This event is a unique chance to connect with existing opportunities in the UK nuclear sector, showcase your capabilities to potential customers and learn about the future direction of nuclear in the UK

There continues to be huge opportunities for UK and international companies that want to be part of the UK nuclear supply chain, many of which are located in the South West of England. This includes the UK’s first new build in a generation, Hinkley Point C, which is entering the MEH phase; 4 sites being decommissioned; submarine decommissioning, as well as the development of new technologies for small modular reactors.

With a theme of ‘Bringing Innovation to Nuclear’, this two-day showcase and conference highlights current and future opportunities in New Build, Decommissioning, Defence and new technologies, including SMRs.

Other highlights include the opportunity to network with senior industry representatives and engage in 1-2-1 meetings with companies across the different supply chains.

Registration

Registration is now open with various options for attendance at the constituent parts of the event. See the Eventbrite page for full details.

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Wednesday 2nd October – NSW Showcase

Please note: This will be hosted at the National College for Nuclear in Bridgwater.

  • Visit the UK’s only new build site at Hinkley Point C. Limited to a maximum of 100 people so please book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Technology demonstrations including Flow Loop, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Control Room.
  • Demonstrations by the South West Nuclear Hub, including robotics.
  • Company Demonstrations.

NSW Pre-conference dinner

Hosted at the nearby Marco Pierre White restaurant at the Mercure Bridgwater, allows the chance to network with like-minded attendees and engage with some of the conference speakers, in an informal and friendly atmosphere.

Thursday 3rd October - 'Bringing Innovation to Nuclear'Conference

Please note: This will be hosted at the McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater.

We have an exciting agenda with inspiring industry speakers and plenty of opportunities to network. Our current speakers include:

  • Tom Greatrex, CEO, Nuclear Industry Association
  • Alan Cumming, Nuclear Operations Director, NDA
  • Andy Storer, CEO, NAMRC and Nuclear Sector Deal
  • Beccy Pleasant, Head of Nuclear Skills Strategy Group
  • Richard Deakin, Head of Advanced Nuclear Technologies, BEIS
  • Professor Tom Scott, Director, South West Nuclear Hub
  • Nick Golding, Head of HPC Supply Chain Programme

And more speakers will be announced over the coming weeks!

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Nuclear industry jobs continue to increase in South West

The Nuclear Industry Association has published its annual jobs map of the UK for 2019, that shows nearly 60,000 people are employed in the civil nuclear sector across the UK, equivalent to the aerospace manufacturing industry. The South West is noted as an employment hotspot for the industry, primarily due to new build activity at […]

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NIWB Seminar: National Grid Hinkley Connection

National Grid Hinkley Connection - Neil Adams

Have you ever wondered what goes into connecting a nuclear power station?

Find out about National Grid’s role in the electricity industry and our project to connect Hinkley Point C. The talk will cover consenting and system options, substations, underground cables, T-pylons and reconfiguring the local electricity network, plus plenty of the challenges we face along the way.

Registration

The event starts at 6.30pm for refreshments with the talk beginning at 7pm.

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Nuclear Institute Western Branch

The Nuclear Institute Western Branch covers one of the key centres of the nuclear industry in the U.K. and one where activity is growing. In response to this, Western branch is constantly building on our already impressive line-up of activities and events, to respond to the demands of the blossoming community.

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Nuclear South West – Industry Networking Evening

The second Nuclear South West Industry gathering of the year is being hosted by partners Clarke Willmott.

This event is a fantastic opportunity to connect with key companies in the supply chain. You can also expect updates from senior industry 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.

The Industry Network Evenings are always oversubscribed and you are strongly advised to register now to avoid disappointment.

Register via the Eventbrite page:
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Get into nuclear for start-ups & SMEs

  • Venue: South West Nuclear Hub – 73 St Michael’s Hill BS2 8BH
  • 5 - 6 pm: networking, drinks and nibbles
  • 6 – 7 pm – presentation of opportunities for start-ups and SMEs

 

The UK nuclear market is in expansion, with EDF Energy building Hinkley Point C and Sizewell. £50bn worth of contracts are to be allocated in the South West. If you are thinking about penetrating this market, this event will be for you.

Whether you are a start-up or an SME, the South West Nuclear Hub can help you.

No need to have previous nuclear experience; your high-tech capabilities can be transferred to the nuclear industry, with the help of the Hub.

Registration

Register for free via the Eventbrite page here

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This event is being run by the South West Nuclear Hub at the University of Bristol, supported by  SETsquared Bristol.

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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.

Registration

For full details and how to register click below.

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

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Hinkley Point C Supplier Induction Programme

  • Date: 8th January 2019
  • Time: All day
  • Venue: Somerset Energy Innovation Centre, Bridgwater TA6 4FJ
  • Cost: Contact us - funding available for eligible businesses

Are you an ambitious company looking to supply the Hinkley Point C project?

Led by experienced nuclear industry experts, this comprehensive modular programme is supported by EDF and focuses on helping you to increase your knowledge and credibility in the nuclear sector. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Identify and address key risk factors in the manufacture and supply of products and services to the nuclear market
  • Understand project culture and integrate best practice throughout your business
  • Develop the processes, skills, and behaviours required of your business by the nuclear sector
  • Incorporate the HPC values into your business before you have any conversations with the customer
  • Implement tools and techniques to map your existing products and services to the nuclear market

The modules cover:

  • Nuclear Safety Culture
  • Human Performance Factors
  • Materials, Equipment & Configuration Control
  • Systematic Approach to Training & SQEP
  • Operational Experience & Continuous Improvement
  • Procurement & Contracting

Each module incorporates a mini-project to support the implementation of the new skills, processes, and behaviours in your business.

Who should attend?

The programme is aimed at senior business leaders who can commit to all modules. Nominate a second delegate to support the specialised modules and deliver change in your business to experience a greater return on your investment.

Cost

The programme cost covers the attendance of a senior company leader PLUS a nominated second delegate per module.

Funding towards the cost of the programme is available for eligible businesses.

Contact Maria Ison for more details (email  or tel. 0117 403 4661).

Book

Book via swmas.co.uk/events/hinkley-point-c-supplier-induction-programme

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Women into Construction & Engineering, part of HPC Inspire prog.

South West nuclear skills expanding to meet demand

World class facilities are rewriting the training manual for graduates and apprentices entering the nuclear industry in the South West of England as the sector experiences unprecedented growth. Statistics from the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group say approximately 13,000 skilled people are required in the region to meet the nuclear sector’s skills demand between 2016 and […]

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Nuclear South West Risk Factors Workshop

Interested in potential supply opportunities within the Hinkley Point C project?

Calling all SME companies based in the South West and South Wales looking to enter the Nuclear Sector.

This fully funded* workshop will help you incorporate the following factors into your strategy to minimise your risk and assist in maximising profits:

  • Benchmarking your current costing and pricing policy
  • Recognising nuclear risk factors
  • Managing the pricing process to be competitive int eh nuclear sector

Learn how to evaluate your current business practices when pricing for nuclear-driven requirements.

To book or find our more information email: maria.ison@swmas.co.uk

*Fully funded for SME (small and medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise) or a South West supplier based outside these funded regions, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this workshop. Please contact us for more information.

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