Third MDEP Conference on New Reactor Design Activities

Programme

Bethesda, Maryland, USA
14-15 May 2014

14 May 2014

OPENING SESSION

Chairs:

Dr. Allison Macfarlane, MDEP Policy Group (PG) Chair, Chair US NRC
Mr. Javier Reig, Nuclear Energy Agency

09:00-10:00  Welcome and opening of conference

SESSION 1 – Design-Specific Working Groups

10:15-12:00

Chairs:

Mr. Petteri Tiippana, Finland PG member,
Director-General STUK
Mr. Fredrik Hassel, Sweden PG member,
Deputy Director-General SSM

  • Introduction of the session
  • MDEP activities and accomplishments
  • Industry activities related to new reactor designs
    • Mr. Richard DeLong, Director, International Licensing and Regulatory Support, Westinghouse, USA
    • Mr. Claude Jaouen, Senior Executive Vice President, Reactors and Services, AREVA, France
    • Dr. Hae-Ryong Hwang, Senior Vice President and Director of KEPCO E&C Power Engineering Research Institute, Korea
    • Mr. Zonglin Guo, Deputy General Manager, TNPJVC, China
    • Mr. Mikhail Bykov, Deputy Designer General, OKB Gidropress, Russian Federation
  • Discussion

12:00-14:00 Lunch

SESSION 2 – Commissioning Activities

14:00-15:30

Chairs:

Mr. Wang Zhongtang, China PG member, Vice-Administrator NNSA
Mr. William Travers, United Arab Emirates, Director General FANR

  • Introduction of the session
  • MDEP activities and accomplishments
  • Industry activities related to commissioning of new reactors
    • Mr. Shenjie Gu, Deputy Chief Engineer, SNERDI, China
    • Mr. Jeff Gasser, Executive Vice President Operational Readiness, Vogtle 3 and 4, USA
    • Mr. Dominique Lagarde, Senior Vice-President Nuclear Engineering, EDF, France
      Session 2 – EDF – EPR Commissioning
    • Mr. Yunho Kim, Director, KHNP Washington DC Center, Korea
    • Mr. G. Nageswara Rao, Executive Director of Operation, NPCIL, India
  • Discussion

15:30-16:00  Break

SESSION 3 – Vendor Inspection

16:00-17:45

Chairs:

Dr. S. S. Bajaj, Indian PG member, Chair AERB
Mr. Yong Hwan Kim, Korean PG representative, Secretary General NSSC

  • Introduction of the session
  • MDEP activities and accomplishments
  • Industry activities related to vendor inspection
    • Mr. Francis Muguet, NQSA Technical Manager, ISO
    • Mr. Hwoang Yoon Park, General Manager of Nuclear Quality Control in Nuclear Business Group, Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction co., Ltd., Korea
    • Mr. Serge Montrichard, SG Product Line Manager, Valinox Nucléaire, France
    • Mr. Steve Vaslet, Licensing Director, Hinkley Point C Project, NNB GenCo, UK
  • Discussion

17:45 End of day one

15 May 2014

SESSION 4 – Digital Instrumentation and Control

8:30-10:00

Chairs:

Mr. Fredrik Hassel, Sweden PG member, Deputy Director-General SSM
Mr. Petteri Tiippana, Finland PG member, Director-General STUK

  • Introduction of the session
  • MDEP activities and accomplishments
  • Industry activities in relation with digital instrumentation and control
    • Mr. Gary Johnson, International Electrotechnical Commission IEC/SC45A Chair
      IEC and IAEA Digital I&C Standards and Correlation with DICWG Common Positions
    • Mr. Johannes Pickelmann, Chair of the CORDEL Digital I&C Task Force
    • Mr. Marjo Mustonen, Senior Vice President of Nuclear Safety, TVO, Finland
    • Mr. Richard Delong, Director, International Licensing and Regulatory Support, Westinghouse, USA
    • Mr. Warren R. Odess-Gillett, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Discussion

10:00-10:30 Break

SESSION 5 – New reactor activities related to the Fukushima Daiichi accident

10:30-12:00

Chairs:

Mr. Pierre-Franck Chevet, France PG member, Chair ASN
Mr. Daiji Takeuchi, Japan PG representative, Director-General for Nuclear Regulatory Technical Affairs NRA

  • Introduction of the session
  • MDEP activities and accomplishments
    • Mr. Tim Allmark, Superintending Inspector, UK STC representative, ONR
  • Other activities related to the follow up of the Fukushima Daiichi accident
    • Mr. Javier Reig, Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities Bureau, Nuclear Energy Agency
    • Mr. Bernard Chaloin, Co-Leader of the WANO Design Project, WANO
    • Mr. Jim Lyons, Division Director of Nuclear Installation Safety, IAEA
    • Mr. Douglas J. Walters, Vice President of regulatory affairs, Nuclear Energy Institute, USA
    • Dr. Hans Wanner, ENSI Director General, Chair, WENRA
  • Discussion

12:00-14:00 Lunch

SESSION 6 – Codes and Standards Harmonisation

14:00-15:30

Chairs:

Mr. Terry Jamieson, Canadian PG member, Vice-President CNSC
Mr. Valery Bezzubtsev, Russian PG member, Deputy Chair Rostechnadzor

15:30-16:00 Break

SESSION 7 – MDEP Way Forward and Related Activities

16:00-17:30

Chairs: 

Dr. Allison Macfarlane, MDEP PG Chair, Chair US NRC
Mr. Pierre-Franck Chevet, France PG member, Chair ASN

  • Introduction of the session
  • Other initiatives of harmonisation in the nuclear safety area and interaction with MDEP
    • Ms. Sophie Mourlon, MDEP Steering Technical Committee Chair
    • Mr. Glenn M. Tracy, Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities Bureau, US NRC
    • Mr. Jerald G. Head, Senior Vice-President for Regulatory Affairs of GE-Hitachi, Chair of CORDEL
    • Mr. Tom O'Connor, Director of the Office of Advanced Reactor Technologies in the Office of Nuclear Energy at the Department of Energy, Generation IV International Forum (GIF)
    • Mr. Jim Lyons, Division Director of Nuclear Installation Safety, IAEA
    • Mr. Petteri Tiippana, Director-General STUK, WENRA
  • Discussion

CLOSING SESSION

Chairs:

Dr. Allison Macfarlane, MDEP PG Chair, Chair US NRC
Mr. Javier Reig, Nuclear Energy Agency

17:30-18:00 Conclusion and Closing of the Conference

  • Conference summary and way forward

Last reviewed: 6 June 2014

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