New Build Licensing Conference

New Build Licensing Conference - Presentations

Multinational Cooperation in the Licensing of Nuclear Power Plants

Introductory / Keynote Session

Setting the scene: standardisation of reactors and components and harmonisation of regulatory approaches in licensing and regulation,
Christian Raetzke, CONLAR

Keynote speech SÚJB, Dana Drábová, SÚJB

Keynote speech ČEZ, Iva Kubáňová, ČEZ

Session 1: International cooperation in licensing

Opportunities and limits of enhanced cooperation and standardisation from MDEP experience, Lennart Carlsson, MDEP Steering Committee Chairman

Benefits of achieving International Standardized Licensing, Jerald Head, GE – Chairman CORDEL

How can we achieve that a NOAK (nth-of-a-kind) plant to be built for the first time in a given country still reaps the benefits of a NOAK instead of becoming a FOAK (first-of-a-kind) because it has to be adapted to this country’s specific requirements and regulations?, Francoise De Bois, AREVA

Session 2 Part 1:  Overall design of licensing processes (technical issues)

How pre-licensing processes are helping deliver New Nuclear Build?, Kefah Naom, AMEC

The merits of having a ‘binding’ political decision on a nuclear power programme before going into the licensing process, Beata Sparażyńska,Ministry of Economy, Poland

Licensing Application Strategies which Support Robust Regulatory Review and Additional Flexibility to Benefit all Stakeholders, Donald R. Hoffman, EXCEL

Session 2 Part 2: Overall design of licensing processes (legal issues)

International safety and licensing matters: a view from the OECD/NEA, Ximena Vasquez, OECD/NEA

Licensing issues in new build consortia arrangements: aligning milestones and attracting investment, Vanessa Jakovich, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Two views on managing licensing risk in construction contracts: lessons from mature and emerging markets,
Jane Davies Evans, Crown Office Chambers, UK
Vincent C. Zabielski, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

The role of administrative hearings and appeals in the licensing process: examples in US new reactor licensing, Kimberley Sexton, OECD/NEA – ex USNRC

Session 3: Design Development

Introduction, Michel Debes, EDF

Opportunities for Continuous Improvement and Research in the Design Process, Matt O’Connor, EPRI

Going into licensing with a fully completed design – advantages and limits (e.g. schedule constraints), Donna Williams, US NRC

Managing design change during licensing, Steve Vaslet, EDF Energy

Session 4: Procurement, documentation, supply chain, manufacturing oversight

Can we identify specific types of regulatory approaches – e.g. level of regulator’s involvement - to procurement, documentation, supply chain, manufacturing and construction oversight?, Janne Nevalainen, OECD/NEA - WGRNR Chairman

Role of the regulator, the operator, the supplier and TSO regarding design and manufacturing documentation – identification of best practice, Iva Kubáňová, ČEZ

Regulatory approaches to maximise results in performing vendor inspections, Richard Rasmussen,

Ensuring quality going down the supply chain (including vendor qualification): what is the role of operators, vendors and regulators?, Dae Hee Lee, KEPCO E&C

Conclusion - Summary