Nuclear Energy Insider: Electrabel, Vattenfall, AXPO, CEZ Group and NEK Discuss Nuclear Plant Life Extensions and Modernization

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With the announcement from EDF in 2010 to look at 60 year lifetimes for their current fleet in France, costing approximately €400 to €600 million per unit, maintenance issues are a costly but necessary spend for the nuclear industry.

Leading operators across Europe suggest that now is the time to plan for ways to boost ROIs and increase profit margins by planning ahead and accurately forecasting O&M costs. Greater investments in O&M can have proven positive returns.

Based on the ambitious modernization and upgrade plans over the past few years, we can see that the operating fleet has become more efficient and has helped to increase profits at plants all over Europe. The number of life extensions and modernization tasks now mean that owners/operators are pushing forward to make their O&M strategies more effective as well as ensuring that there is plenty of O&M work available for contractors.

Operations and maintenance projects at nuclear facilities in Europe is costly and technically challenging. In order to set yourself up for success, the following challenges must be faced:

  • Maintaining operational safety
  • Long-term operations strategy
  • Refurbishment planning
  • Makeup, aging and obsolescence
  • Reliability of equipment performance
  • Preventive and predictive maintenance
  • Resources and availability

Nuclear Energy Insider’s Nuclear Maintenance and Plant Modernization Conference (May 25-26, Brussels, Belgium) deals with these issues and more. This exclusive meeting can supply your business with the critical intelligence and tools you need to build effective O&M strategies to deliver efficiencies, increase output and reduce outage times to improve ROI. With Electrabel, Vattenfall, AXPO, CEZ Group, NEK, Areva, Westinghouse, Alstom Power, GE Hitachi, Serco and many others set to share their operations and maintenance experience.

For more information on this press release, contact:

Dean Murphy
Senior Industry Analyst
Nuclear Energy Insider
+44 207 3757 204

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