Warrington and Widnes (UK)

Nuclear New Build

Nuclear New Build
  • Date From 6th December 2018
  • Date To 6th December 2018
  • Price Free of charge
  • Location The Centre, Birchwood Park, Warrington, WA3 6YN

Across the globe the civil nuclear industry has experienced a period of renaissance as the demand for energy continues to increase and outstrips the availability of carbon-based fuels, the burning of which currently provides the majority of today’s global electricity supply. Rolls-Royce is developing its nuclear capability to take advantage of these opportunities.

Engineers help to design, build, commission, and operate nuclear power plants. Companies like Rolls-Royce provide nuclear plants with in-service support, life-extension programmes and support to decommissioning over the next 20 to 30 years. In addition to this, there are plans to build many more nuclear plants across the globe.

Rolls-Royce has around 60 years’ experience in designing, building and operating naval and civil nuclear plant and possesses the skills and manufacturing capability matched by few companies worldwide. Rolls-Royce has been supplying Nuclear Steam Raising Plant for the UK Royal Navy. Over that period, the company has delivered nuclear plants for seven classes of submarines and two land based prototype reactors and has long-term orders for defence contracts from the Ministry of Defence. Process engineers, in particular, can help with the design, supply, commissioning and operation of heat transfer and fluid flow equipment, development to provide services to, and treat wastes arising from nuclear plants, e.g. supply and recirculation of cooling water, control of reactivity, spent fuel storage facilities, treatment of solid, liquid and gaseous waste treatment system.

Because of synergies with other parts of the business we supply emergency diesel generator systems, control and instrumentation and a wide variety of nuclear services to operating plants. Here, process engineers can help in front end engineering design to engineering novel solutions and then to use systematic processes to help determine the best processes to develop further to help meet customer, regulatory and other stakeholder requirements.

This talk will review recent developments in the nuclear industry to discuss the contribution Rolls-Royce and Process engineers are making and will make in Nuclear New Build.

Presenter

Nick Griffin CEng FIChemE, Process Equipment Specialist, Rolls-Royce.

Time

18:00 Buffet, 18:30 Start

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