Jan
8
to Feb 20

Hinkley Point C Supplier Induction Programme - January 2019

  • Somerset Energy Innovation Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ready to target Hinkley Point C supplier opportunities? Most suited to companies who are certain that supplying Hinkley Point C (HPC) is right for them, this comprehensive programme was developed with the support of EDF Energy and is delivered by nuclear sector experts to help you implement and work to the strict nuclear standards demanded of HPC suppliers.

As the first nuclear power station to be built in a generation, HPC also adopts the latest best practice techniques. Therefore companies wishing to be involved need to understand a number of customer specific requirements to support the successful delivery of the project.

For ambitious, innovative companies who can help reduce costs and improve lead time and safety, the project offers significant contract opportunities throughout its 10-year construction and beyond.  Each company has something unique to bring to the project, but needs to understand how to translate their existing capability to fit customer requirements.

To address this issue, Exelin have worked with EDF Energy to develop the HPC Supplier Induction Programme, designed to help companies bridge gaps in their knowledge and prepare to support their potential HPC customers.

To book email maria.ison@swmas.co.uk

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Nuclear South West - Industry Networking Evening hosted by EDF Energy
Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

Nuclear South West - Industry Networking Evening hosted by 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.

We're delighted to kick off the new year with the Nuclear South West Industry Networking Evening hosted by our partners 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.

For more information and to register for this free event click here .

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Project Management Workshop
Feb
14
9:00 AM09:00

Project Management Workshop

  • Malpas Court, Newport NP20 6AD (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Keen to supply the Hinkley Point C project, but unsure how to manage this alongside existing commitments? 

Prepare to deliver - This fully funded* workshop, delivered by Exelin (part of the Professional Services Group for HPC) is aimed at senior business leaders and will:

  • Outline the key principles of project management

  • Identify the stages of planning and implementing a successful project

  • Define the roles and responsibilities within a project team

  • Highlight the project management gaps within your business

The event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

*Fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise) or based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event, which covers two delegates.  Please contact us for further information.

To book or for further information email: maria.ison@swmas.co.uk

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Routes to Market Workshop (South Wales)
Feb
26
9:00 AM09:00

Routes to Market Workshop (South Wales)

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

This workshop is aimed at companies with a registered interest in Hinkley Point C. It will outline current and pipeline opportunities at all levels of the supply chain, helping them understand where their capabilities fit, and who their potential customers are.

Getting ready for HPC

The event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

*Please note:

This workshop is *fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise) or based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event, which covers two delegates. 

To book or for further information email: alan.windsor@hinkleysupplychain.co.uk 

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Pre-Qualification: Best Practice (Bristol)
Mar
6
9:00 AM09:00

Pre-Qualification: Best Practice (Bristol)

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Are you a company targeting an opportunity to supply the Hinkley Point C project, or are you in discussion with HPC contractors about potential work?

Bid Preparation

Join us for this interactive workshop and find out how to successfully complete the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ), an important first step in the procurement process and your company's opportunity to highlight your key capabilities to potential customers.

This workshop will:

  • Provide an in-depth look at Pre-Qualification procedures found in the nuclear sector

  • Define the PQQ process from the customer's perspective

  • Explore how best to answer the questions and what supporting documentation may be required

  • Identify the main areas by which your PQQ submission will be evaluated

  • Outline how best to plan for, and manage, the PQQ process

*Please note:

Fully funded* for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise) or based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event, which covers two delegates.

To book or for further information email: maria.ison@swmas.co.uk

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Nuclear engineering for safety, control and security
Mar
13
to Mar 14

Nuclear engineering for safety, control and security

  • Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Organised by: IET - The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Nuclear Engineering for safety, control and security has established itself as a firm favourite in the conference calendar. Now in its 7th year its tailored, practical content ensures delegates come away with new techniques and methods to ensure safety and security whatever the facility.

This conference will benefit engineers, managers and safety specialists as well as students and those wanting to move into the Nuclear industry.

The two day conference combines workshops for in-depth discussions and shorter presentations, from the regulator, licensees and suppliers.

The Conference starts with two compelling workshops: Statistical Testing Methods for ‘Smart Device’ Justification and Challenges for nuclear innovation: Robotics and AI.

The second day has a fantastic line-up of industry experts to share their experience and solutions on 2019’s key themes. These include:

  • Nuclear new build

  • Security

  • Innovation

  • Brexit

  • Managing obsolescence

Conference registration

Member - £585
Non-member - £685
Student - £150

All prices are per person and are subject to VAT at 20%.

For further information and to register click here.

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Managing Customer Communication (Bristol)
Mar
14
9:00 AM09:00

Managing Customer Communication (Bristol)

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Make sure you know what to communicate with your Hinkley Point C customer, and when.

Preparing to Deliver

This workshop will highlight the importance of effective communication for customer account management by exploring:

  • Tier 1 contract communication expectations

  • Stakeholder management and communication plans

  • Issue management – how to work with the customer

  • How to use customer feedback for continuous improvement  

In addition, we will cover timescales when bidding for work in a nuclear environment, how and why these can be longer than in other sectors, and the importance of building this into your bid strategy.

*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.

Please Note:  

This workshop is fully funded* for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales.  If you are an LE (large enterprise) or based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event, which covers two delegates.

To book or for further information please email:  maria.ison@swmas.co.uk

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Operating under NEC3 Contracts Workshop
Mar
26
9:00 AM09:00

Operating under NEC3 Contracts Workshop

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

This workshop will outline the structure of NEC3 contracts.

Bid Preparation

There is a focus on the following key areas:

  • Communication

  • Risk Register

  • Early Warnings

  • Payment

  • Compensation Events

  • Collaboration

The event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

*Please Note:  

This workshop is fully funded* for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise) or based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event, which covers two delegates.

To book or for more information please email: alan.windsor@hinkleysupplychain.co.uk

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Mar
27
to Mar 29

KONTEC 2019

Organised by: KONTEC

Venue: MARITIM Hotel & Internationales Congress Center Dresden

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For the 14th time KONTEC is, with over 60 exhibitors, the place to be. You will meet all the important national and international players with a focus on the conditioning of radioactive operational and decommissioning waste as well as on the dismantling of power reactors.


At KONTEC 2019:

  • 14. Status Report of the BMBF „Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities “

  • Over 100 lectures, keynotes and poster lectures

  • High-caliber speaker from industry, research und federal companies

  • A unique platform for networking und information sharing at all levels

  • Exhibitors an participants from Germany, Europe, USA an Asia


TEL: +49/ 40/ 228 13 77 90  | CONTACT: contact@kontec-mannheim.de


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Dec
6
6:03 PM18:03

Nuclear Industry Annual Dinner

Organised by: The Nuclear Institute & The Nuclear Industry Association

Venue: Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

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The Annual Dinner is the premier event for the nuclear industry in the UK, bringing together key players from across the industry, political scene and academia.

The dinner follows on from the Nuclear 2018 conference and exhibition which takes place earlier in the day and so offers the chance to relax and meet friends and colleagues after an interesting and insightful day of presentations and events. It is an excellent way to raise your company’s profile. There are various sponsorship opportunities available for the evening. 

Booking Deadline: Friday 30 November 2018

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Risk Factors - Pricing for Nuclear
Nov
29
9:30 AM09:30

Risk Factors - Pricing for Nuclear

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

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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Nov
14
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Nuclear Technologies

Organised by: The Nuclear Institute

Venue: URENCO, Capenhurst Court, Capenhurst, near Chester

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Drive forward advanced nuclear technologies and how they will compete in the UK’s energy mix at the only UK seminar discussing this critical area in 2018.  Hear from the government on the progress being made to support advanced nuclear reactors as a key component of the UK’s industrial strategy. Meet with technology front-runners and connect with energy customers. There will be a short tour of the enrichment facilities after the seminar.

Limited Earlybird tickets available

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Project Management workshop
Nov
6
9:30 AM09:30

Project Management workshop

  • Somerset Energy Innovation Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Interested in supplying Hinkley Point C, but unsure how to manage this project alongside existing commitments?

This fully funded* workshop, delivered by Exelin (part of the Professional Services Group for HPC) is aimed at senior business leaders and will:

  • Outline the key principles of project management

  • identify the stages of planning and implementing a successful project

  • Define the roles and responsibilities within a project team

  • Highlight the project management gaps within your business

To book 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 of these funded regions, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this workshop. Please contact us for more details.

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Nov
5
to Nov 8

ZEPT ICOND: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NUCLEAR DECOMMISSIONING

Organised by: ICOND

Venue: Eurogress Aachen • Monheimsallee 48 • 52062 Aachen • Germany

Website link

The leading decommissioning conference in the EU with keynote speaker Dr. Guido Knott, CEO PreussenElekra. More than 300 international participants and an accompanying company and tecnology exhibition.

The closure and decommissioning of nuclear power plants, particularly power reactors, present high demands regarding planning and authorization to all parties involved. In the ongoing decade several nuclear power plants will be shut down due to their operating life and political decisions, not only in Europe, but also worldwide. As a result, optimized decommissioning strategies will need  to be well-coordinated among all participants.

The ICOND focuses on the relevant legal parameters in Germany and compares decommissioning strategies worldwide. This includes roles of authorization, financial planning, and change management in the transition from nuclear power plant to decommissioned project. Furthermore the different options for interim storage and disposal of radioactive waste are discussed.

ICOND addresses operators of nuclear plants and companies who are working on the planning, implementation and supervision of decommissioning projects; authorities and technical experts whose focus includes the approval and supervisions procedure of decommissioning projects; and research institutions, which are responsible for the dismantling of research reactors and the storage and/or disposal of radioactive hazardous waste.

ICOND will enable participants to proficiently discuss the challenges of the decommissioning of nuclear plants in a practical way, and to define optimal planning variants for decommissioning implementation. Simultaneous translation (German/English/Russian) will be available.

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Oct
29
to Oct 31

UK’s 4th CEE Nuclear Energy Summit

Organised by: CEE Nuclear Energy Summit

Venue: Hotel Marriott Budapest

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Following the success of Energy Summits in Prague, Warsaw and Bucharest, DIT is proud to be organising the UK’s 4th CEE Nuclear Energy Summit in Budapest. This is your chance to learn more about the opportunities in 7 markets across Central and Eastern Europe and Finland. Whether your expertise is in nuclear new build, life extension or decommissioning and waste management programmes, don’t miss your chance to explore the potential that exists in this exciting region.

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Oct
25
9:30 AM09:30

Hinkley Point C Awareness and Opportunity Event

  • EDF Energy – Conference Room  (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Venue: EDF Energy – Conference Room  Barnwood Gloucester GL4 3RS

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Hear from EDF Energy on opportunities linked to the Hinkley Point C project. The project will require many services including the following construction civil, mechanical and electrical capabilities:

Construction - Civil works, building trades, material and component supplies, construction services (fuel, plant, waste management).

Mechanical - Steel Fabrication, Machine shop, Precision components, Non Destructive Testing, HVAC,

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

This free event funded from GFirst LEP is for businesses in Gloucestershire and has limited number of places available so book quickly.

Proposed Agenda:

9.00       Arrival and networking

9.30       Welcome from Chris Langdon, Project Lead - Hinkley Supply Chain Team

9.35        Importance of Hinkley C to Gloucestershire - Speaker TBC

9.45       Hinkley Point C - Jamie Driver, Supply Chain Engagement Manager, EDF Energy

10.30     The Supply Chain Team- Chris Langdon

11:00     Break for refreshments & networking

11:20    Preparing Your Business for Hinkley - Sam Evans

11.40     Case Study – Gloucs company journey so far – Dave Cook Arc Energy

12:00   Q&A

12.15   Close

Real engagement with significant contract value is already happening.  Recent figures released by the Government show that companies in the South West have now won contracts worth more than £1.3 billion and the updated totals show that £650m has already been spent with the region’s businesses.

We would encourage any business wishing to attend to register their business on the Hinkley Supply Chain Portal prior to attending register here

With 90+ Tier 1 contractors each planning to deliver £100's of million value contracts and each with multiple Tier 2 and 3 supply chain requirements the opportunity for south west supplier is massive. We look forward to meeting you at the event.

To book your place or for any more information please click here

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Oct
24
to Oct 25

Colston Research Society Symposium 2018

Organised by: Colston Research Society & The University of Bristol 

Venue: We the Curious Science museum, Bristol 

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As part of the prestigious Colston Research Society series, this symposium will bring together experts from industry and academia to examine the future of nuclear energy generation in the UK. It will cover reactor technology for UK civil applications, nuclear R&D capability and current plans for new build and decommissioning.

Early bird registration available until 24th September

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Oct
18
9:30 AM09:30

UK-France Civil Nuclear Partnership Forum, Paris

Organised by: The Department for International Trade, in partnership with the French Nuclear Energy Industry Group

Venue: Paris, La Défense

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The first forum held at the British Ambassador’s Residence in France was a big success - attended by over 180 high quality delegates representing 160 business and organisations.

This year’s tailored programme will feature a wide range of opportunities in the UK and in France across the nuclear lifecycle, including New Build in UK, Decommissioning and Waste Management in France and in the UK, as well as a briefing on the Grand Carénage, and opportunities at ITER. The afternoon session will be dedicated to arranged 1-2-1 meetings.

Please contact:

 Noréna Van-Eetvelde, Nuclear Campaign lead

E: norena.VanEetvelde@fco.gov.uk / T: +33 (0)1 44 51 31 29

 Hakim Zermouni, Business Development Manager

E: hakim.zermouni@fco.gov.uk / T: +33 (0)1 44 51 32 09

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Oct
17
9:30 AM09:30

Modelling in Nuclear Science and Engineering

Organised by: The Nuclear Institute with the International Society of Multiphysics

Venue: Doubletree Hilton, Manchester

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This year delegates will explore the latest advances in mathematical modelling and simulation as well as the deployment of new techniques used in nuclear science and engineering.  Key topics will include fusion technology, data assimilation & uncertainty and validation & verification. Call for poster presentations open until 31 July.

Earlybird promotion open until 31 July

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Sep
27
9:30 AM09:30

Risk Factors, Pricing for Nuclear - a Hinkley Supply Chain workshop

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Venue: Somerset Energy Innovation Centre, Bridgwater, TA6 4FJ

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

Calling all South West regional SME companies seeking to enter the Nuclear Sector.

This fully funded* workshop has been designed for companies who manufacture products, and/or wish to provide services on a Nuclear Licensed Site, to give you a better understanding of the nuclear market place.

We will focus on the following areas, to help you evaluate your current business practices to make rational decisions when pricing for nuclear driven requirements:

  • Benchmarking your current costing and pricing policy

  • Recognising nuclear risk factors

Managing the pricing process to be competitive and compliant in the nuclear sector

To book or find out more

Email maria.ison@swmas.co.uk or call 0117 403 4661

*fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath, North East Somerset, and South 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 details.

*fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath, North East Somerset, and South 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 details.

 

 

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Sep
19
8:30 AM08:30

Nuclear South West Annual Conference

Hinkley Point C is well underway, yet there continue to be huge opportunities for businesses as part of the project, and across the nuclear industry.

Nuclear South West and South West Nuclear Hub have come together again to offer our 2018 annual conference, which is a great chance to hear the latest news, network with potential partners and find out more about openings for your business.

With international links and a theme of collaboration, it is an opportunity not to be missed by any organisation interested in the nuclear industry in the South West of England and beyond.

Conference agenda

The day will start with a pre-conference nuclear matchmaking event, which is a chance to meet potential partners and see how your business can benefit in this sector. Supported by Enterprise Europe Network, this FREE breakfast session is the perfect way to grow your business by connecting to other businesses.

To kick the conference off, the Chair of the Nuclear Industry Association will set the scene in terms of the UK nuclear industry, including how the nuclear sector deal is positively impacting the growth of the industry. There will be updates on nuclear industry projects within the South West, including Hinkley Point C, and the Hinkley Supply Chain team will explain how companies can best take advantage of the opportunities available to them. Companies like SC Innovation will provide insight into how they were able to win work in the nuclear industry.

Practical information

Nuclear South West industry network members receive a discount on the conference ticket price, an opportunity to include promotional material in the delegate packs, plus a discount on sponsorship packages. If you have forgotten your discount code, which you will need for booking your tickets, please get in touch.

Book your tickets today and make sure you have signed up for the free business to business meetings. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please get in touch with events@businesswest.co.uk for more information.

Hinkley Point C, with Hinkley Point A and B in the background. Image courtesy of EDF Energy.

Hinkley Point C, with Hinkley Point A and B in the background. Image courtesy of EDF Energy.

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Sep
13
11:30 AM11:30

Nuclear Security Conference

Organised by: The Nuclear Institute

Venue: The University of Bristol

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This conference will explore the experiences of the defence and civil nuclear sector, offering an opportunity to hear the latest developments that are pushing the boundaries of innovation and being applied to integrate safety and security across the nuclear sectors.

It will share the latest experiences on critical matters, drawing on a range of insights from across the critical national infrastructure. Provides the opportunity to meet with fellow professionals and explore current and future challenges.  Attending this event will give delegates many chances to interact and actively contribute to conversations during panel sessions and breaks.

Earlybird promotion open until 31 July 

Contact: events@nuclearinst.com

 

 

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Sep
13
9:30 AM09:30

Pre-Qualification Best Practice - a Hinkley Supply Chain workshop

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Venue: Leigh Court Business Park, Bristol BS8 3RA

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A distinct understanding and application of the SQEP process is vital for all companies looking to supply goods or services into the nuclear market.

This fully funded* half day workshop is delivered by a highly experienced nuclear training expert, and will help you identify the most effective ways of ensuring that all personnel are appropriately trained and experienced for their role at all times.

We will outline the following key points:
• What does SQEP mean to you and your business?
• Why is it so important to the nuclear regulator?
• Ways to apply and maintain SQEP requirements
• Tools to demonstrate an employee is suitably qualified

To book or find out more: email info@swmas.co.uk

*fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath, North East Somerset, and South 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 details.

*fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath, North East Somerset, and South 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 details.

 

 

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Aug
21
9:30 AM09:30

Defining SQEP within your Business (Suitably Qualified & Experienced Personnel)

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Venue: Leigh Court Business Centre, Pill Road, Bristol, BS8 3RA

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A distinct understanding and application of the SQEP process is vital for all companies looking to supply goods or services into the nuclear market.

This fully funded* half day workshop is delivered by a highly experienced nuclear training expert, and will help you identify the most effective ways of ensuring that all personnel are appropriately trained and experienced for their role at all times.

We will outline the following key points:
• What does SQEP mean to you and your business?
• Why is it so important to the nuclear regulator?
• Ways to apply and maintain SQEP requirements
• Tools to demonstrate an employee is suitably qualified

To book or find out more: email info@swmas.co.uk

*fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath, North East Somerset, and South 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 details.

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Jun
26
to Jun 28

World Nuclear Exhibition

Nuclear South will exhibit as part of the UK Pavilion at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris, 26-28th June 2018. This is the biggest industry event in the calendar is free to attend and a fantastic opportunity to reach new markets in the sector. 

Come visit us on stand 7-C24, in the UK Pavilion!

These are activities in which Nuclear South West is a partner; for more information please get in touch with Andy Bates, who will be in Paris for the duration of the show.

Tuesday, 26th June, 14:00-15:00: UK visit to French Pavilion

Led by the Department for International Trade and EIC, we will be touring the French Pavilion. It is a great opportunity to connect with the French supply chain for HPC and beyond.

Wednesday, 27th June, 10:30-12:15: Hinkley Point C ‘Town Hall’ presentation at the UK Pavilion

We will be leading a presentation on what’s happening on site at Hinkley Point C and the support available to companies who want to engage with suppliers on the project or set up a presence in the South West.

Wednesday, 27th June, 16:30-18:00: UK Pavilion reception

Department for International Trade in partnership with the Welsh Pavilion is holding a networking reception at the UK Pavilion.

Thursday, 28th June, 9:30-10:30: Nucleopolis breakfast networking

Nucleopolis is hosting Nuclear South West and other UK contacts at their stand in the French pavilion, where an MOU between the two clusters will be signed.

 

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Jun
18
to Jun 19

NIA event: Decom2018

The Nuclear Industry Association will hold Decom2018, a conference looking at the latest developments in the domestic and global decommissioning markets. The two-day event will feature panel discussions, keynote speeches and an opportunity to network with 250+ senior leaders from across the decommissioning sector. The programme is under development, but registration and sponsorship/exhibition are open.

Visit https://decom2018.co.uk to find out more.

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Jun
6
9:30 AM09:30

How to Use Innovation to Get into Nuclear

One of the key challenges in the nuclear industry right now is bringing innovation into the supply chain, to solve problems and bring down cost, while maintaining safety.

Small businesses, universities and companies from other sectors all have the ability to disrupt the current supply chain. This informal workshop provided by SW Nuclear Hub and Nuclear South West will provide examples of innovation that have been adopted by the nuclear supply chain and offer practical help for any company interested in connecting with nuclear.

Speakers from SW Nuclear Hub, Nuclear KTN, Forrest Brown, Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, and local companies will share their experience and knowledge.

During the workshop we’ll explore:

  • the benefits and challenges for bringing new solutions into nuclear
  • how universities connect with industry
  • support and funding available to small businesses, including R&D tax credits
  • examples of how companies have successfully entered the nuclear sector

At the end of the event there will be an opportunity to connect with contacts in the industry over a networking lunch.

Book your free tickets here.

 

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Apr
24
9:30 AM09:30

Partner event: SBRI: protecting nuclear decommissioning operators

Sellafield Ltd will invest up to £850,000 excluding VAT in innovative projects that will better equip and support nuclear decommissioning operators working in hazardous environments.

The aim of this competition is to enable operators to carry out tasks safer, quicker and cheaper while being more comfortable in their working environment. This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition.

To find out more about this funding opportunity and find potential collaborators register for one of the SBRI: Protecting Nuclear Decommissioning Operators Brokerage Events where we will be seeking to bring solutions together from a wide range of sectors, from creative industries to space applications.

Find out more about the UK wide events by clicking on the links below

London – 24th April – (will also be available via webcast)

Penrith – 2nd May

Birmingham – 10th May

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Apr
19
5:00 PM17:00

Nuclear South West Industry Network Drinks Reception

Now open to non-members!

Matt Burley, Chair of Nuclear SW, is hosting an informal drinks reception for the Nuclear South West Industry Network between 1700 and 1830 on the 19 April, prior to the Nuclear Institute Western Branch dinner. We have now opened the event up to non-members, who are welcome to attend. The theme is very much about networking, movements in the industry and how we can help each other to progress in the nuclear industry. 

You must register your attendance by emailing enquiries@nuclearsouthwest.co.uk.

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Apr
18
9:30 AM09:30

Partner event: Hinkley Point C Supply Chain Workshop: Pre-Qualification Best Practice

  • Somerset Energy Innovation Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you a company targeting an opportunity to supply the Hinkley Point C project, or are you in discussion with HPC contractors about potential work? Find out how to successfully complete the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ); an important first step in the procurement process, and your company's shop window to highlight key capabilities to potential customers.

https://www.swmas.co.uk/events/pre-qualification-best-practice-hinkley-point-c-supply-chain-workshop

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Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

Nuclear 2017

Nuclear 2017, the NIA's annual nuclear conference, will take place on Thursday 7 December 2017 at etc.venues, County Hall, London.

Now in its 17th year, the event will bring together speakers from across all parts of the nuclear industry to update and discuss key developments in 2017 and look ahead to 2018. The event will cover, decommissioning, nuclear new build, export opportunities, skills and much more.

Information and tickets available here: 

https://www.niauk.org/event-listing/nuclear-2017/

The conference is followed by the NIA's annual dinner: https://www.niauk.org/event-listing/annual-dinner-2017/

 

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Nov
2
8:00 AM08:00

Nuclear South West 'delegation' to NDA conference

As every year, Nuclear South West will be present at the annual NDA Estate supply chain event. Attending the event is free and companies signed up to the NDA's Supply Chain Charter can register their own stand, at:

http://decommsupplyevent.co.uk/

We would like to promote our South West companies on the Nuclear South West stand so please get in touch when you register for the event so we can know you are coming. 

 

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Sep
20
to Sep 21

Nuclear South West and South West Nuclear Hub Annual Conference - 2017

  • Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

Nuclear South West and the South West Nuclear Hub have this year joined together to offer the 2017 annual conference, which is a great chance to hear the latest news, network with potential partners and find out more about openings for your business. With an international strand this year, it will be a chance to find out how to connect to innovation and grow your business in the industry, locally and globally.

20th September - Pre-conference activities

As part of the international theme, we are offering a free nuclear brokerage event, which is a chance to meet potential partners and see how your business can benefit in this sector on a face-to-face basis. Supported by Enterprise Europe Network these meetings are the perfect way to grow your partnerships.

In the evening, we will be supporting new talent in the industry with a speed mentoring session followed by the pre-conference dinner at Bordeaux Quay in Bristol. 

These activities are open to all businesses, including non-conference delegates.

21st September - Main conference

With keynotes from Paul Howarth, CEO of National Nuclear Laboratory, and Hergen Haye, our annual 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 South West. Listen to businesses who are operating in the nuclear supply chain about how they are experiencing success in the industry.

The conference agenda, more information and all tickets are available at:

https://nuclearconference2017.eventbrite.co.uk

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Jun
27
to Jun 28

NIA New Build Conference

The Nuclear Industry Association is holding Nuclear New Build 2017 on 27-28 June at the iconic County Hall in London.

The conference will bring together the main nuclear new build developers, the supply chain as well as keynote speakers from inside and outside the nuclear sector and with a full social programme will provide unrivalled networking opportunities for delegates.

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, it will be the leading nuclear new build conference of 2017. Register and take a look at the sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available at:www.nuclearnewbuild2017.co.uk.

Tickets

The ticket price provides access to the conference, exhibition and full social programme. Book now to confirm your place. 

NIA Member £975 +VAT
Non Member £1,145 +VAT
Student / Retired £295 +VAT

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Apr
13
12:00 PM12:00

NIA Industrial Strategy Information and Consultation Lunch

Industrial Strategy - come and tell us your thoughts

The Government launched its Industrial Strategy Green Paper in January and the NIA is drafting an industry-wide response and wants your input. 

The NIA are holding an event with NSW in Bristol to hear direct from you about the priorities you would like to see included. 

This will also be an opportunity to speak to Lord Hutton, NIA Chairman, and co-Chair of the Nuclear Industry Council about the nuclear Sector Deal, which also forms part of the industrial strategy work. 

The Sector Deal will be led by the Nuclear Industry Council and your comments will feed directly into their discussions. 

Lunch will be provided. Numbers are likely to be capped at 50 people, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTER HERE

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Mar
9
9:30 AM09:30

Integrated Innovation for Nuclear Decommissioning Brokerage Event

Innovate UK and KTN are holding an event including brokerage to support the £5m SBRI funding competition to stimulate innovation and reduce the cost of nuclear decommissioning.

A one-to-one meeting facility will be available to delegates. Meeting Mojo enables you to book meetings with each other online, ahead of the event. This facility will open 2 weeks prior to the event and registered attendees will receive login details then. You can search or browse company/delegate listings, and request one-to-one meetings with other delegates which will take place at the event.

Book your place

The Competition

Funded by the NDA and Innovate UK, in partnership with Sellafield Ltd, the aim of this £3m SBRI competition is to stimulate innovation and reduce the cost of nuclear decommissioning. Projects should produce a step change in the decommissioning or dismantling process and address the following objectives:

  • minimise human intervention
  • increase productivity
  • optimise waste treatment, packing and routing

We are keen to see technology transfer from other sectors. In particular, we wish to exploit advances in robotics in combination with other innovative technologies. Examples of technologies that may work together include, but are not limited to:

  • robotics and autonomous systems
  • sensors and detectors
  • imaging
  • artificial intelligence
  • virtual reality
  • digital and ICT
  • big data
  • modelling and simulation

 

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Feb
28
to Mar 1

Department for International Trade – Civil Nuclear International Showcase, supported by the NIA

The UK’s Department for International Trade presents the Civil Nuclear Showcase 2017. With an established reputation in the civil nuclear calendar, the Civil Nuclear Showcase is uniquely international in scope attracting 350 delegates in total- 100 from overseas markets including China, Central & Eastern Europe, France, Japan, Turkey and the United States. The tailored programme will feature a wide range of trade and investment opportunities across the nuclear lifecycle.

 

Attendees will be able to:

  • Engage with high-level nuclear decision-makers from across the world
  • Network with a diverse mix of international and UK delegates representing government, utilities, technology providers, major contracting companies and all tiers of the supply chain
  • Participate in a series of country briefings and hear about developments and opportunities in a range of key overseas markets including China, Central Europe (including Romania), France, Japan, Germany, the Middle East (including Saudi Arabia and the UAE), Turkey, and the United States
  • Hear from major international companies, learn about their plans and discover how to develop business opportunities with them
  • Access unique networking opportunities and pre-book 1-2-1 meetings with potential overseas customers and partners

Find out more and register here: https://www.events.trade.gov.uk/civil-nuclear-showcase-2017

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