(PRWEB) February 27, 2014
The SMR conference for 2014 (Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, NC on 31st March – 1st April), already set to be a once-in-a-lifetime event, has had further confirmation from industry-leading attendees making it even more essential for everyone in the nuclear energy industry.
We are proud to confirm that Generation mPower will be this year’s Gold Sponsor. Generation mPower are one of the key innovators in SMR development, using mPower reactor technology to design, license and build the next generation of nuclear energy power plants. It is a privilege to have a company that shares the innovative and forward-thinking approach of the conference as our Gold Sponsor.
This week, it has been confirmed by the Tennessee Valley Authority that Pete Gaillard, their SMR Licensing Manager, will be representing the company in a discussion on the progress of the Clinch River project.
In session 2 of the conference, you will be able to gain insight into the challenges of building an SMR directly from TVA as Pete Gaillard discusses the continuing site characterization at Clinch River. The strong working relationship TVA have created with the NRC and mPower and the licensing challenges (and how to overcome them) in a first-of-a-kind project such as this will also be examined. This will provide you with many lessons from an industry leader that may be applied to your own SMR project.
Also confirmed as a panel guest this week, Timothy Fischer, Director of Insurance at B&W, will be joining the session on ‘Managing Risk on Recent Nuclear Construction Programs.’ Michael Kolodner, Senior Vice President – U.S. Power and Utilities for Marsh, has previously been confirmed for this panel.
This discussion will examine the importance of planning for, and managing risk on, major nuclear construction projects to ensure they are completed in time and to budget. It will also provide you with the opportunity to understand how your SMR project can benefit from lessons learnt on recent nuclear construction projects, along with info on how you can utilize similar methods to avoid costly delays.
Joining the 200+ attendees already confirmed are:
- Xcel Energy
- GE Hitachi
- Energy Northwest
In addition to this, exhibitors confirmed include Cameco, Hydra-Cell, ITLS, Konecranes, NAMCO, Kinectrics and SSM.
There will also be an exclusive ‘unveiling’ in the exhibition hall by NuScale. Unfortunately, we can’t tell you more about that yet, you will just have to come and see for yourself!
Conference passes are going fast, so visit the link below to guarantee your place at the nuclear energy event of the year.