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Nuclear Power Plant Life Management & Extension 2016

Date: 16th November 2016 - 17th November 2016 Location: Paris - France

The Debate over the Ongoing Regulatory & Operational Challenges

Nuclear Power Plant Life Management & Extension 2016 will address the key issues faced by the industry associated with NPP’s life management and extension: age management programs and techniques, implementation of environmental standards, I & C systems and avoidance strategies for force shutdown.

Join us on 16 – 17 November 2016 to hear about R & D in component behaviour and integrity, best practices of applying safety principles and concepts in preparation for licence extension and discuss the challenges industry faces to keep maintenance and operational cost down.

EDF Energy

“EDF Energy has extended the expected life of its Dungeness B nuclear power station by ten years. This means it is due to continue generating low carbon electricity until 2028, producing enough power each year to supply the equivalent of 1.5m homes.

The decision has been made possible by a £150m investment programme to extend the life of the station. It comes after extensive reviews of the plant’s safety cases and work with the independent nuclear regulator, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR). The station will also be subject to continuing independent safety reviews by the ONR.

Improvement projects at Dungeness B have already included a £75m upgrade to control room computer systems and £8m on enhanced flood defences.

The life extension at Dungeness B is part of a wider EDF Energy programme to extend the lives of its eight nuclear power stations. Based on the expected life extensions, all seven AGR stationswill be operating in 2023 when the new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C is due to be commissioned, subject to a final investment decision.”

Nuclear Energy Institute

“The NRA is to begin examinations that could lead to extended operating lifetimes for Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama 1 and 2 nuclear reactors in Fukui prefecture. The inspections are to be carried out at the same time as inspections of the reactor’s compliance with post-Fukushima regulatory standards. Both reactors are 780-megawatt pressurized water reactors.

Meanwhile, Fukui District Court refused to consider Kansai EPC’s petition to overturn a different judge’s provisional injunction against the restart of Takahama 3 and 4. The court is expected to open an inquiry into the appeal.”


16th November 2016
17th November 2016
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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
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Mado Lampropoulou – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
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Ray Mangon – Sponsorship
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Stergios Zacharakis – Content
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Claire Taylor-Payne – Logistics
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Mercure Paris La Villette
216 Avenue Jean Jaurès
Paris, 75019 France
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Exclusive Pre-conference Site Visit – Tuesday 15th November 2016

During the afternoon of Tuesday 15th November 2016, a limited number of conference attendees will have the unique opportunity to visit the The Materials Ageing Institute.


12:30 – Registration for site visit at conference hotel – Mercure Paris La Villette
13.00 – Depart conference hotel
14:30 – Welcome Address & company presentation by EDF R&D
15:00 – Guided tour of the MAI
17.00 – Closing remarks & refreshments
17:30 – Depart MAI site
19:00 – Arrive conference hotel- Mercure Paris La Villette

There is no extra charge to attend the site visit, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. Please register your attendance for the site visit when booking for the conference.


The MAI is led by EDF, which from the start invested heavily in dedicated experimental facilities, IT systems. The Institute is a utility-oriented research center founded by EDF in 2008 and cofinanced by EPRI (US), KEPCO (J), CGNPC (CN), REA (RU), EDF Energy (UK), TEPCO (J), MHI (J), CRIEPI(J), CEA (F) and Areva (F)

  • Regis Nhili, Director of Materials Ageing Institute(MAI), EDF R&D
  • Pal Kovac, Advisor To CEO, State Secretary For Energy Affairs Of The 2nd Orban Government, MVM Paks Nuclear Power Plant Ltd.
  • Emil Kichev, Head, Risk Management Section, Technical Support Department, Kozloduy NPP
  • Matti Paljakka, Key Account Manager, Energy, VTT


  • The Role of Nuclear Power in the Future Energy System
  • Challenge Faced During Life Extension License Application Process
  • What Can Operators Do to Efficiently Advance in Longer than Expected NPP Lifetime?
  • LTO, Repair Procedure & Control Systems Refurbishment
  • Equipment Reliability: How to Keep the Plant Operating
  • Economics of LTO
  • Addressing the Licence Extension from the Regulatory Perspective
  • Environmental & Safety Standards
  • Collaborative R&D to support LTO
  • Community Connection to the Project & Public Acceptance
  • Workforce Development in Nuclear Industry
  • Regis Nhili, MAI Director, EDF – R&D, Materials Ageing Institute (MAI)
  • Michael Kuske, Acting Head of Unit ENER D.3 – Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety, European Commission Directorate-General for Energy
  • Mark Droesbeke, Head of Corporate Nuclear Department Eng.Programs & Reliability, ENGIE-Electrabel
  • Andrej Hanzel, Managing Director Of Centre For R&D, Slovenské Elektrárne, A.s. – ENEL
  • Jerome Lonchampt, Research Engineer, EDF
  • Matthieu Schuler, Director of Strategy, Development and Partnerships, Intitute for Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety(IRSN) 
  • Marta Ziakova, Chairperson, Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic
  • Peter Haehner, Head of the Unit Nuclear Safety & Security, EC JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
  • Marieke Hannink, Senior Fatigue Expert, NRG
  • Sam Harvey, Principal Technical Leader, Plant Technology, EPRI  Electric Power Research Institute 
  • James M. Dean, President, AES Nuclear, Inc.
  • Stuart Kelly, Managing Director, Through Life Support Limited & President, International Institute Of Obsolescence Management
  • Thomas Esselman, Principal, LPI
  • Geert Henk Wijnants, Principal Consultant, Stork Asset Management Consultancy
  • John Brear, Director, John Brear Plant Inegrity
  • Gerard Van Zeijl, General Manager, Santon Circuit Breaker Services
  • Mycle Schneider, Independent Analysis On Energy And Nuclear Policy, Mycle Schneider Consulting
  • Claudine Robson, Partner, CTL Consult
  • Otso Cronvall, Research Scientist, VTT
  • Manuel Nunez, CEO, Innomerics
  • Nuclear Power Plants Operators
  • Technical Directors
  • Technical Engineers
  • Asset Managers
  • Associations Representatives
  • Regulatory and Policy Officers
  • Solution Providers
  • Consultants
  • Technology Providers

AES Nuclear, Inc., is an engineering consulting firm with extensive experience in the commercial nuclear power industry encompassing plant design, construction, start-up, operation and maintenance. In addition to engineering and consulting services, AES also provides sales and business services to nuclear manufacturers and suppliers since 1995. AES has specific expertise in quality, engineering, procurement, dedication and equipment environmental qualification. Our consultants are recognized nuclear industry leaders in their respective areas of expertise and have participated in Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Nuclear Utility Procurement Issues Council (NUPIC), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) standards, guidelines and position development.

Presently AES represents three companies that provide nuclear qualified equipment:

Schulz Electric, New Haven, CT, USA: Nuclear safety related motor repair, new motors, contaminated motor repair, environmentally qualified insulation systems, MOV motor repair, generator repair and specialized testing.

Philadelphia Gear, King of Prussia, PA, USA: Providing replacement gearboxes and gearbox repair for the nuclear industry. This includes the supply of safety related services through Schulz Electric, both companies are part of the Timken Power Systems.

PMT Nuclear, Burr Ridge, IL, USA: Providing the nuclear industry with specialized and safety related HVAC equipment and specialized fabrication services. Products include: chillers, air handlers, filter units, dampers, duct, heat exchangers and specialty fabricated items.

Visit our website at www.aesnuclear.com to learn more.

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The Timken Company, drawing on a global pool of engineering expertise and technological advances, provides a comprehensive suite of industrial repair, upgrade and service solutions which reduce plant downtime; total cost of operations and extend plant life. Timken Power Systems specializes in motor, gearbox and bearing repair and remanufacturing solutions maximize the long term reliability and performance of your powertrain systems and rotating equipment.

Timken Power Systems, Schulz Electric facility is the preferred safety-related motor repair facility in the U.S. nuclear industry. Schulz has performed work for every nuclear utility in the United States, Canada and Mexico. This work has included supply of new large EQ safety-related motors, performing contaminated motor repair, repairing and testing of MOV motors and emergency diesel generators (EDG).

Timken Power Systems, Philadelphia Gear division was founded over a century ago to provide state-of-the-art gearing for the emerging industries of Pennsylvania. From those modest beginnings in 1892, Philadelphia Gear has earned a globally recognized reputation for expertise in power transmission solutions for the world’s Energy, Infrastructure and Defense industries.  Our world-class engineering and technical staff provides our extensive customer base across the globe with a full-range of solutions including the repair of non-safety related gearboxes and repair and supply of new nuclear safety related boxes in collaboration with our sister company, Schulz Electric.



A niche consultancy specialising in structural integrity, we address our clients’ requirement to ensure the safe, reliable and profitable operation of their capital plant assets.  We support them by providing technically advanced, practical, cost-effective solutions to the structural integrity questions that arise through equipment life.  Our approach utilises state-of-the-art developments, whilst remaining compatible with established standards and procedures.

The industries we serve include: fossil and nuclear power generation, oil refining, petrochemical and chemical.  Our clients are manufacturers, owners, operators, inspectors and assessors of critical plant equipment, together with insurers, loss-adjusters and legal advisors.  We interact at the corporate or plant level, as appropriate.  In addition, we offer consultancy services in materials performance, technology transfer and training, and litigation and arbitration support.  We participate in innovative research and development programmes, collaborating with industry and academia, and publish regularly.

Our involvement in nuclear plant goes back to 1970 and has included work on most major UK reactor systems – Magnox, AGR, SGHWR, PWR, Fusion – and on fuel storage and transport containers.





Santon Circuit Breaker Services is your one-stop-shop for purchasing and maintaining your circuit breakers and switchgear. We deliver the best new circuit breakers available on the market and developed a complete range of conversion sets to replace your old circuit breakers. Our development team is well utilized and skilled to meet any customer specific demand, when and where this is needed. We can service you with the complete fast installation of assist you in the process. Our engineers are used to work with local employees to get the job done as efficient and safe as possible. At the same time we can do the whole maintenance of your circuit breakers. This way you’re guaranteed to get the best out of your circuit breakers.

  • we supply you with the best circuit-breakers available
    • we develop and supply you with custom conversion sets
    • we guarantee fast and safe installation with minimum downtime
    • we can support you with installation
    • we can audit and certify your current circuit breakers
    • we can maintain and overhaul your installation
    • with us you have one point of response for all your circuit-breakers




NRG Consultancy and Services (C&S), based in the Netherlands, unites more than 60 years of nuclear engineering, research, and 24/7 operational reactor experience into one unique purpose: the safe, reliable and efficient utilization of nuclear technology. Mid-sized, with 125 highly qualified engineers and consultants, we deliver solutions in the areas of nuclear safety and licensing, asset integrity, fuel management, inspection services, decommissioning and waste management, and radiation protection.

We give customers and partners access to extensive experience and in-depth expertise. We have recognized, world class experts in various fields. We are independent from other service providers, utilities, or regulatory bodies. Being part of the larger NRG organization, NRG’s unique facilities in Petten (high flux reactor, hot cells, radiochemical laboratories, decontamination and waste treatment facility) and in Arnhem (mock up hall for inspections) are at our disposal.

We strive to be at the forefront in the advancement of nuclear technology. We invest a significant amount of time and resources in research and development to continuously improve nuclear safety, to optimize the use of nuclear assets, and to reduce the nuclear footprint for next generations.

We aspire to be a driving force in an international network of innovative nuclear service providers, who jointly offer a broad scope of services in their markets and together establish a preferred supplier status.



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If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Ray Mangon

+44 20 3141 0610


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Associazione Italiana Nucleare

The Associazione Italiana Nucleare (AIN) is a technical and scientific association that brings together entities, companies and centers of excellence involved in the development of nuclear technologies. 

The Association provides a point of contact for Italian, European and international nuclear energy bodies. AIN represents the Italian nuclear system with European associations European Nuclear Society (ENS) and Forum Atomico Europeo (FORATOM), of which it was a founding member and promoter. The Association prepares and represents positions and qualified opinions on the subject of nuclear energy at national and international level. It carries on relations with national, international and supranational entities and associations in the sector.


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NUGENIA is an international association dedicated to the research and development of nuclear fission technologies, with a focus on Generation II and III nuclear plants. It gathers stakeholders from industry, research, safety organisations and academia, committed to develop joint R&D projects in the field.. The work of NUGENIA is organised in six technical areas and two cross-cutting areas, within a general scope defined by the NUGENIA Global Vision published in 2015 and the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda published by SNETP, the European stakeholder forum for nuclear technology.



Nuclear Engineering International

Nuclear Engineering International is the leading publication for the worldwide civil nuclear industry, offering in-depth news, articles and opinions from front end fuel cycle to operations benchmarking to decommissioning & decontamination. The publication goes beyond the news headlines to explain new developments and market trends in technical detail to help you make more strategic and informed decisions.

For further details visit http://www.neimagazine.com


Nuclear.Ru is the first independent nuclear information and analytical portal in the Russian web segment. Over twelve years of operating in the mass media universe. A professional analysis of the world nuclear power. Information for investors on the nuclear industry development trends and nuclear fuel cycle market. Nuclear.Ru is genuine news in Russian and English.

Unique analytical periodicals: Nuclear Renaissance (nuclear power in Russia and across the globe), UxNuclear Weekly (the world’s NFC market, a joint product with Ux Consulting Co.), Nuclear Weekly (weekly information review with expert comments). Nuclear.Ru is a registered mass media, part of Rosatom’s journalist pool, leading information partner of key Russian and international nuclear conferences, symposia and workshops.

Plant Automation Technologies

PlantAutomation-Technology.com: In the realm of Automation, where innovation is rapid, plant automation technology stands adept at conceptualizing unique ideas relevant to the B2B space. PlantAutomation-Technology is essentially a B2B online business and technology media platform that has under its wraps the largest global database of automation buyers and suppliers. Plantautomation-technology.com covers in-depth trends that shape industry dynamics and metamorphose global economics.

With services like search engine optimization, social media marketing, product video showcase, e-mail marketing, e-newsletter sponsorship, banner advertising, event marketing and micro-website within our platform, plantautomation-technology.com has created a recognition that spans over a global audience, thereby revolutionizing how businesses transact.



Oil, Gas and Energy Law (OGEL, ISSN 1875-418X) is a comprehensive and innovative information service with a focus on oil-gas-energy law, regulation, treaties, judicial and arbitral cases, voluntary guidelines, tax and contracting, including the oil-gas-energy geopolitics. See www.ogel.org for more details on published issues and details on how to contribute.



ASD Media is an online media company. We provide professionals in dedicated markets with news, intelligence, and interaction opportunities. During the last five years we developed dedicated websites for events, reports, news distribution and source data, and changed the name of the ASD-Network to ASDNews to emphasize the news focus.



NRG Expert provides cutting-edge energy market reports, databases, forecasts, consultancy and analysis to the world’s leading companies, consultancies and investment houses. Phone us to access over a million lines of world-wide energy data, analysis and information, collected from 100+ trusted sources.

We provide energy data, reports, and statistics in the following sectors: Power and Infrastructure; Metering & Smart Grid; Utility Guides; Fossil Fuel & Conventional EnergyRenewable Energy; Water & Waste; and Finance & Regulatory as well as Country Specific data through our Almanac.


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MarketsandMarkets is a global market research organization which is also into advisory and consulting services. We publish strategically analyzed market research reports and serve as a business intelligence partner to Fortune 500 companies across the world. Using effective technology to automate management of large and complex data for forecasts, we provide global analysis, data and insights through unique & in-depth research, serving multi-client reports, company profiles, databases, and custom research services. These intelligence databases comprises of about 60000 reports a year, which forms one of the world’s largest intelligence resources. M&M plans to launch industry-wise and country wise market tracker for all existing research verticals.



Energy Business Review is a well established online knowledge portal for the entire energy community, covering Oil & Gas, Power and Mining. We have an audience of over one million hits a year in addition to more than 150,000 registered, opt-in subscribers across the group. Each industry sector has its own landing page with homepages and network sites drilling down into the relevant subsectors, providing you with the latest industry news, feature articles, financial information, blogs, newsletters, and market analysis reports. For latest industry news and technical papers or to sign up to our free newsletter visit www.energy-business-review.com

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EIN Presswire has a distribution “foot-print” that includes millions of users of our EIN Newsdesk media monitoring services. We also maintain one of the world’s leading media directories providing us with up-to-date contacts for media in every country and U.S. state. Further distribution is achieved via RSS, email, partner websites, and social media. We are both a destination (EIN Newsdesk) and a distributor (EIN Presswire) for news. In one place you can distribute your news to the targeted audiences you select and monitor news on that topic published by thousands of worldwide sources. For more information or to try us FREE, please visit www.einpresswire.com/free