Thursday 2 November, Manchester.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority presents its seventh annual supply chain event, Europe’s largest networking event for the nuclear decommissioning sector.
Last year’s showcase event attracted around 1,600 delegates, providing opportunities to network with more than 280 exhibiting companies. With a particular focus on SMEs, the event also aims to attract new businesses to the nuclear decommissioning sector.
The event is free to attend, and offers free exhibition space for qualifying companies. For more information, go to decommsupplyevent.co.uk
The Nuclear AMRC will be exhibiting in the main hall, with Fit For Nuclear industrial advisors available for one-to-one discussions.
The Department of International Trade is offering one-to-one meetings and networking to manufacturers interested in export opportunities in China, Japan, France and other countries. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
14 November 2017, NPL Teddington.
The Game Changers programmes presents its latest one-day challenge event to find innovative solutions to the decommissioning challenges at Sellafield.
In collaboration with the National Physical Laboratory and GAU Radioanalytical, Game Changers invites companies and organisations to bring their innovative techniques, technologies and solutions to the challenges faced by Sellafield’s Analytical Services teams.
At present, Sellafield analytical operations take place in a facility that is over 50 years old using decades-old processes. The current laboratory is being phased out, with the majority of the future work to be performed in the re-fitted National Nuclear Laboratory Central Lab. This presents a great opportunity for new and innovative technologies and techniques to be introduced in support of the Analytical Services teams.
The challenge event will introduce personnel from Sellafield’s Integrated Research Teams and present specific challenges at interactive presentations and workshops. It will be of particular interest to businesses and academia in the laboratory technology sector including instrumentation, control and automation – Sellafield will particularly welcome interest from organisations operating in other sectors such as oil and gas, biosciences or aerospace which can bring their innovations and technologies into nuclear decommissioning.
For more information and to register, go to the Game Changers website.
Previous challenge events have focused on waste containers (hosted by the Nuclear AMRC in November 2016) and digital and smart technologies. Other challenges include plant dismantling, post-operational clean out, and decommissioning infrastructure.
Thursday 7 December, London.
The Nuclear Industry Association’s annual conference Nuclear 2017 will bring together speakers from across all parts of the nuclear industry to discuss key developments in 2017 and look ahead to 2018.
Nuclear 2017 will look at all the issues across new build, operations and decommissioning, and opportunities for next year and beyond.
The sector’s senior leaders will discuss Brexit, geological disposal, new nuclear and more, with Nuclear AMRC chief executive Andrew Storer presenting a new model to understand supply chain opportunities.
For more information and to register, go to: nuclear2017.co.uk
28–29 November, Liverpool.
The Energy Industries Council (EIC) presents its flagship event to bring together operators, developers and OEMs from across the world to support UK enterprise and expertise in the global power, nuclear and renewables sectors.
The first day focuses on the nuclear sector, with Nuclear AMRC chief executive Andrew Storer among the speakers from industry, research and government.The event also includes opportunities for one-to-one discussions with buyers and decision-makers from the speaker companies, plus a networking dinner.
The second day then focuses on the broader power and renewables sectors.
The EIC expects at least 500 UK-based businesses to attend, all with the capacity, technology and innovation to build and maintain large scale energy projects.
For more information and to register, go to the EIC Connect event website.
28 September 2017, Birmingham.
Bechtel, UK Export Finance (UKEF) and the Energy Industries Council (EIC) invite companies to register their interest in supplying high-value opportunities in the nuclear, oil & gas, and civil infrastructure sectors.
Bechtel is building on its track record of supporting UK exports through UKEF financing and collaboration on future projects. With the support of the EIC, UKEF is looking for UK companies in the energy and infrastructure sectors which can deliver the projects.
All registrations will be shared with Bechtel’s procurement team, who are actively seeking UK suppliers. Selected companies will be invited to attend a Bechtel supplier event in Birmingham on 28 September where they can meet with the procurement teams, explore future contracts and present their capabilities to Bechtel.
For more information and to register your interest, go to the EIC event page.
Thursday 30 November, AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre.
The Nuclear AMRC is hosting a materials and manufacturing roadshow for companies operating in the oil and gas sector. Please note the change of date.
Organised by the Industry Techology Facilitator in collaboration with The Oil & Gas Technology Centre and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, the roadshow aims to solve the key materials and manufacturing challenges currently being addressed by the Oil & Gas Authority’s Technology Leadership Board.
The roadshow will allow you to share ideas, create peer groups and accelerate the uptake of new technologies in four challenge areas:
- Asset integrity – managing the effects of ageing assets and equipment. Topics include robotics for inspection in hazardous environments, coating and insulation to eliminate corrosion, and condition monitoring of subsea infrastructure.
- Small pools – technologies to enable the commercial development of stranded assets. Topics include innovative tie-backs, mechanical connectors for hot taps, and plug-and-play infrastructures that can be redeployed to new fields.
- Well construction – transforming the way wells are drilled and completed, and decommissioned, targeting a 50 per cent cost reduction. Topics include large component forging, composites for downhole applications, and automation of the drill floor.
- Decommissioning – over the next decade, some 100 platforms are forecast for complete or partial removal. On the UK continental shelf, £17.6 billion is forecast to be spent on decommissioning between 2016 and 2025.
The event includes case studies, an introduction to funding opportunities, industry presentations and discussions, and a tour of the Nuclear AMRC workshop.
For more information and to register, go to the ITF events page.
You can also register for the other roadshow events:
- 17 October – National Composites Centre, Bristol.
- 23 November – Advanced Forming Research Centre, Strathclyde.
Culham, 13 September 2017.
UKAEA is hosting a networking and information day for small and medium-sized companies which could supply products or services to the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy.
With an annual spend of £200 million for the next 10 years, plus a further £21 million funding for the MAST upgrade – around half of which is channelled through tier one and two suppliers – the UK’s centre for fusion research presents a valuable and active market to nuclear-ready suppliers.
Exhibitors will have the opportunity for one-to-one “meet the buyer” interviews with procurement specialists from UKAEA and top-tier suppliers including AmecFW, Assystem, Atkins, Cavendish Nuclear, Jacobs, Mott MacDonald and Nuvia. The Nuclear AMRC will also be attending.
Prices for exhibiting and networking start at £735+VAT. For more information, contact Industrial Exhibitions Ltd:
Thursday 2 November, Manchester.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and its site licence companies present their seventh annual supply chain event.
The 2017 NDA estate supply chain event, Delivering change together, aims to highlight opportunities along the supply chain, particularly for small and medium-sized businesses, and will include presentations from the NDA, site licence companies and key government speakers.
Last year’s showcase event attracted around 1,600 delegates, providing opportunities to network with more than 280 exhibiting companies. The event has a particular focus on SMEs, and aims to attract new businesses to the nuclear decommissioning sector.
Registration is free. For more information, go to: www.decommsupplyevent.co.uk
See our nuclear decommissioning intelligence page for more information on the opportunities for manufacturers.
Tuesday 11 July, Warrington.
The UK’s biggest independent nuclear suppliers’ exhibition comes to Birchwood Park, the heart of the North-West nuclear cluster.
The Birchwood Nuclear Exhibition will feature more than 70 exhibitors from along the nuclear supply chain, plus technology demonstrations, knowledge-sharing presentations and networking opportunities.
The event is organised by Nu-Tech Exhibitions & Events, with support from the Nuclear AMRC and the Fit For Nuclear programme, Nuclear Institute, North-West Nuclear Forum and Amec Foster Wheeler.
Nuclear AMRC CEO Mike Tynan will give the opening address, and the centre’s Mantra travelling showcase will be on site to give a hands-on taste of the cutting edge of advanced manufacturing.
The event is free to attend. For more information and to reserve your place, go to: www.nuclearexhibitions.com/BirchwoodEvent
27–28 June 2017, London.
Organised by the Nuclear Industry Association at London’s County Hall, Nuclear New Build 2017 will bring together nuclear new build developers, the supply chain, and keynote speakers from inside and outside the nuclear sector.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Tom Samson, NuGen
- Duncan Hawthorne, Horizon Nuclear Power
- Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson, EDF Energy
- Mike Tynan, Nuclear AMRC
- Dr Dame Sue Ion
- Zhu Minhong, CGN
Hosted by Steph McGovern and with more than 350 people forecast to attend, the conference also offers a full social programme to provide unrivalled networking opportunities for delegates.
For more information and to register, go to: www.nuclearnewbuild2017.co.uk