IAEA, EBRD Officials among Speakers at Nuclear Decommissioning Conference in Sofia

Energy | September 28, 2016, Wednesday // 17:50|  views

Names of Bulgarian and EU officials and representatives of regulators and operators to attend the Central & Eastern Europe Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management Conference 2016 have already been announced.

The conference, which is due to take place in Bulgaria's capital Sofia on December 08-09, is supported by the European Union and government, nuclear operators and regulators from the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region. It is the only international and commercial Nuclear Decommissioning & Waste Management event focusing on the region.

Novinite is a media partner to the conference.

Among senior institutional representatives, Mr Vince Novak, Director, Nuclear Safety Department, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), has confirmed he will participate.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will be represented by Mr Paul Standing ( Nuclear Engineer, Section of Nuclear Fuel Cycle & Materials, Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle & Waste Technology, Department of Nuclear Energy) as a speaker.

Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova will also attend the conference.

With regard to operators and regulators, the speakers who have confirmed include:

Mr Georgi Razlojki, Deputy Director “Radioactive Waste Management and Decommissioning”, State Enterprise Radioactive Waste (SE RAW), Bulgaria;

Mr Momchil Kazakov, Chief Technologist, Special Division of "Decommissioning of 1-4 units", State Enterprise Radioactive Waste (SE RAW), Bulgaria;    

Mr Nikolay Grozev, First Secretary , Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Agency (BNRA), Bulgaria;

Mr Juraj Homola, Director of Division of Radioactive Waste and Decommissioning, Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic (UJD SR), Slovakia;

Mr Valeriy Seyda, First Deputy General Director, SSE ChNPP, Ukraine;

Mr Darius Janulevi?ius, Director General, Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant, Lithuania.

Mr Florin Constantin Tatar, President, Nuclear Agency and for Radioactive Waste (ANDR), Romania, is yet to confirm.

 Experts who have confirmed include Mr Slavcho Neykov, Chairman at the Energy Management Institute of Bulgaria, and Dr Mitica Dragusin, Nuclear Safety Director, at Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN HH), Romania.

Several highlights from the conference:

    1 Exclusive Professional Panel Discussion - Time & Cost-risks Management

    5+ Professional Topicscovering Socio-Political, Regulatory, Time Management, Technical Issues facing nuclear waste management and spent fuel from both decommissioning and operational activities

    6+ Project Operators Share the Planning about the New Decommissioning and Waste Management Projects?Kozloduy NPP Unit1-4 ? NPP Bohunice A1/Two Bohunice V1 ? Ignalina 1&2 ? Ukraine Chernobyl NPP

    30+ Exhibiting Booths Available to Show Your Products and Technologies

    200+ Thought Leaders & Industry Experts join our technical sessions for an update on the latest technologies, research and solutions available for the CEE nuclear decommissioning and waste management Industry

The first day, December 08, will include as part of the agenda:

Strategy, Policy and Latest Progress for Nuclear Decommissioning in Central & Eastern Europe;

Safety and Security on Nuclear Decommissioning: Laws, Regulatory Framework and License;

Cost Estimation & Funds Management;

Stick to the Schedule & Risk Management in Nuclear Decommissioning.

On the second day (December 09), the main agenda items will be:

Experience with Present Projects: Progress to Date & Future Opportunities;

Advances in Decommissioning: New Tools, Technologies and Knowledge Management;

Release of Materials, Waste Management & Spent Fuel Management;

Environmental Impact Assessment & Site Remediation.

Those willing to attend can register on SZ&W Group's website.



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