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Hub Members shortlisted for The Engineer awards

Hub members the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) has been shortlisted for a The Engineer Collaborate to Innovate award. This is for their Nuclear Innovation Programme projects SIMPLE and InFORM. These are collaborations between: Nuclear AMRC, University of Sheffield Physics Dept, University of Strathclyde, TWI, Peak NDT, Sheffield Forgemasters, Metlase, Cambridge Vacuum Engineering. InFORM […]

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National Nuclear Laboratory strengthen relationship with South West Nuclear Hub research network

The South West Nuclear Hub, based at the University of Bristol, is has strengthened its research network by welcoming the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) as its latest member. This is the latest step in a long relationship between the NNL and the University of Bristol that began with the Bristol-Oxford Nuclear Research Centre and continued […]

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Nuclear Innovation UK Conference: R&D for the Next Generation

The UK government is investing in an ambitious multi-year research and development programme to develop the next generation of nuclear technologies. The Nuclear Innovation Programme covers a host of technology areas which will provide real commercial opportunities to companies in the supply chain for nuclear and other high-value sectors.

Join the Nuclear AMRC, National Nuclear Laboratory and international industry experts in nuclear, digital manufacturing and R&D to discover the research so far, and learn more about the opportunities to come.

The two-day conference combines plenary sessions featuring key speakers, with a series of optional technical presentations covering all areas of the Nuclear Innovation Programme. We are also hosting a conference dinner on the evening of Tuesday 2nd July.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Tim Stone, NIA chair
  • Dr Fiona Rayment, NIRO director
  • Professor Andrew Sherry, NNL chief scientist
  • Allan Cook, High Value Manufacturing Catapult chair

How to register

The conference includes an evening meal on Tuesday 2 July at Cutlers Hall. Places are limited and we advise that you book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Ticket prices:

  • Two day conference £125.00 + vat per person
  • Two day conference with dinner £175.00 + vat per person

We offer discounted tickets for academic researchers (employed by a university or other educational institution). To take advantage of this rate, please contact the events team at niuk@namrc.co.uk with proof of status.

Register

For the latest information, visit the Nuclear Innovation UK conference microsite.

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Guest Lecture: Small Modular Reactors

Kevin Hesketh - Senior Research Fellow, National Nuclear Laboratory, will give a guest lecture at the University of Bristol.

 

  • Date: Wednesday 2nd May
  • Time: 1pm -2pm
  • Location: Mott Lecture Theatre, HH Wills Physics Laboratory

 

Small Modular Reactors

Construction of new power generating capacity has historically focused in scaling up electrical output capacity of individual generating plants, resulting in large start-up capital costs of such programmes and long lead times. With a drive to increase the availability of low carbon generating capacity quick as well as decentralising generating capacity, a new train of thought has arisen which has led to the idea of using Small Modular Reactors.

These plants focus on low output capacities, but come with lower start-up costs, increased deployment location flexibility and a capacity to install a number of units over a period of time to match power output to changing requirements.

This talk will provide an introduction to the idea of small modular reactors and will focus on the challenges to be overcome if small modular reactors are to take their place as part of a future energy mix. Construction cost reductions through factory build and advanced manufacturing techniques are the key enablers which will be required to ensure the overall generating costs are competitive.

External Visitors

This lecture is primarily for students and staff on the MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering, but is open to all. If you are interested in attending please email sw-nuclearhub@bristol.ac.uk

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South West Nuclear Hub & Nuclear South West Conference

With the construction of Hinkley Point C now underway and projects worth £50 billion to our economy taking shape over the next two decades, there are many opportunities for businesses in the nuclear industry.

The joint South West Nuclear Hub and Nuclear South West conference is a great chance to hear the latest news, network with potential partners and find out more about openings for your business.

 

21st September

With a keynote from Paul Howarth, CEO of National Nuclear Laboratory, this conference will set the South West nuclear industry in a national and global context, followed by updates from Hinkley Point C and other projects around the region.

Hear from businesses who are operating in the nuclear supply chain about how they are experiencing success in the industry.

All delegates will have the opportunity to include a piece of literature in the packs for attendees. Other sponsorship opportunities are available.

Nuclear South West industry network members receive a discount on the ticket price and will have the opportunity to exhibit on the day for free, plus a discount on sponsorship packages.

Tickets are now available for the conference and exhibition space. Tickets are available via the following link: https://nuclearconference2017.eventbrite.co.uk

NSW Annual Conference Draft Agenda

08:30 Registration
09:30 Welcome – Matt Burley
Scene setting – UK and beyond
09:40 Paul Howarth – UK Sector deal and how the sector, across the UK, is going to rise to meet the challenges
10:00 Hergen Haye – implications of Brexit and leaving Euratom; opportunities for the future
10:20 WNA speaker TBC Greg Kaser– global nuclear scene
10:40 Paul McCaffrey – DIT’s engagement of sector globally
Panel Q&A
11:10 Coffee
11:40 Building a globally recognised centre of excellence – Tom Scott
12:00 Global view of EDF – Melanie Sachar
12:20 Challenges and opportunities identified by Nuclear Sector Skills Group – Simon Earp
12:40 Skills panel – Chris Y, Stefan Cecchini, Kaye Welfare, Ross Springell
13:00 Lunch
Project updates
13:45 HPC update - David Eccles, followed by Q&A
14:00 Magnox overview – SW sites – Elena Alcantara, Magnox, followed by Q&A
14:15 Defence update, followed by Q&A
Project case studies – view from the supply chain
14:45 Anglo French collaboration example – TBC
15:00 Panel on Local HPC supply chain engagement Jamie Driver, Chris Langdon – HPC
15:15 Case study Diversity in business – WiN example
15:30 Applying R&D expertise to tackle global challenges – Anthony Croxford
15:45 Innovation in nuclear security – Rikki Douglas, Ultra Electronics
16:00 View from an SME – Steve Vick international - TBC
16:15 Innovation in decommissioning - OC Robotics example – TBC
16:30 Last remarks and close – Matt Burley

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