Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) are an emerging technology with significant potential benefits for the UK civil nuclear industry.
In early 2012 the US Government pledged co-funding of up to $452 million over 5 years split between up to two SMRs designs to assist them through licensing. In November 2012 the generation mPower design was selected for this funding. The US are keen to license by 2017 to enable deployment by 2021. Therefore the UK needs to be ready.
This event for NIA members aims to raise awareness on near term Small Modular Reactors, clarify the timeline for their delivery, and the potential for them to be built in the UK.
- SMRs could potentially be built in the UK on other sites other than those highlighted in the National Policy Statement due to their size, (although existing identified sites would be preferred).
- Research demonstrates that the majority of the build could be sourced by local companies.
- Depending on reactor design, SMRs could potentially dispose of existing plutonium stockpiles.
- SMRs have lower capital costs compared to larger plants, making the investment opportunity available to a much wider range of investors.
Who should attend?
If you would like to understand more about the potential opportunities for UK industry please attend this NIA members free event. We will also be welcoming Government, regulators, utilities and the supply chain companies looking for opportunities.
Registration and Coffee
|10.00 – 10.30|
|Welcome and Opening RemarksJohn Hutton, Chairman, Nuclear Industry Association||10.30 – 10.40|
|Welcome from the HostsEversheds||10.40 – 10.50|
|Overview on SMRsJohn R. Grizz Deal, IX Power||10.50- 11.10|
|The SMR Technology Kevin Hesketh, Senior Fellow, NNL||11.10 – 11.30|
|Near Term SMRs discussion chaired by Adrian Bull, NNLMatt Miles, mPowerAlan Palin, Westinghouse||11.30 – 12.10|
|Developing SMRsJeff Benjamin, Rolls Royce||12.10 – 12.30|
Lunch and Networking
|12.30 – 13.00|
|Nuclear Plant Developments: a nuclear law future?Peter Riley, De Montfort Law School, Leicester||13.00 – 13.20|
|Licensing SMRs Mamdouh Elshanawany, Nuclear Technical Director, Lloyds RegisterTitle TBCJohn Lillington, AMEC||13.20 – 13.4013.40 – 14.05|
|Do SMRs solve the financing issues for new nuclearDominic Holt, Associate Director, KPMG||14.05 – 14.30|
|Potential in New MarketsAlexander Bychkov, Deputy Director General, IAEA||14.30 – 14.50|
|Summary and CloseJohn Hutton, Chairman, Nuclear Industry Association||14.50 – 15.00|
Coffee and networking
|15.00 – 15.20|
Kindly hosted by: Eversheds
For more details email mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7766 6640