Visit Report: Hitachi-GE ABWR Seminar, 17th-18th October, Birmingham

The 7th seminar of the Hitachi-GE academic technical seminar series, which started in 2013, was held in Birmingham on October 17th and 18th 2017. The conference began with an introduction to the seminar which included a brief explanation of the BWR Hub and its activities. This was followed by a plenary talk by Dame Sue Ion on the Future of UK Nuclear, which gave a positive summary of the current UK position on Nuclear Energy. The second plenary talk was given by Dr Mike Weightman who gave an interesting talk on the lessons learned from Fukushima, which was followed by an update on the Wylfa Newydd Project.

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Visit Report: Nuclear Academics Meeting 2017

The UK Nuclear Academics Meeting was held in Lancaster on the 4th and 5th of September 2017. The meeting was an opportunity for the Nuclear Academics across the UK to come together and discuss recent developments across the Nuclear Community. The talks were broken down with a Nuclear Research Consortia session and two Panel Sessions on Policy and Implementation on the first day and an International Programme Session, followed by a UK National Programme Session and Education and Training Updates on the second day.

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Trip Report: Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Internships to Japan 2017

The three students in front of the British Embassy, Tokyo, Japan.

Three students from UK joined Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd (HGNE) over the summer for a 2.5 months internship at Hitachi-works, Hitachi City, Japan. The three interns were a BSc student, MSc student and a PhD student from the Universities of Birmingham, Bristol and Imperial all studying nuclear engineering related courses.
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Conference: RRFM – European Research Reactor Conference 2018 πŸ—“ πŸ—Ί

This event is not organised by the BWR Hub but is included here as it may be of interest to our readers.


Organiser’s description:

In 2018 the European Research Reactor Conference, RRFM, will take place from 11 – 15 March 2018 in Munich, Germany.

The conference program will revolve around a series of Plenary Sessions dedicated to the latest global developments with regards to research reactor technology and management.

Keynote speeches will among others highlight fuel back-end issues, research reactor decommissioning as well as safety and security.


Keynote speakers will provide insights into latest developments of the hosting country and latest projects of the TU Munich.


Parallel sessions will focus on all areas of the Fuel Cycle of Research Reactors, their Utilization, Operation and Management.

In 2018 the RRFM Progamme Committee will be organising the first Student Competition of the international Research Reactor Community.


  • Dates: 11th-15th March 2018
  • Location: Novotel MΓΌnchen Messe, Willy-Brandt-Platz 1, 81829 MUNICH RIEM,  GERMANY
  • Deadlines:
    • Registration opens in January 2018
    • Abstract deadline: 11th December 2017
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Conference: EIC Connect – Power Nuclear & Renewables πŸ—“ πŸ—Ί

This event is not organised by the BWR Hub but is included here as it may be of interest to our readers.

Organiser’s description:

EIC Connect is the Energy Industries Council (EIC)’s flagship not-for-profit event designed to bring together the leading operators, developers and OEMs from across the world to support British enterprise and expertise in the global power, nuclear & renewables sectors.

We are expecting to attract at least 500 UK-based businesses, all with the capacity, technology and innovation to build and maintain large scale energy projects.


Conference: IAEA – Third International Conference on Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power Programmes, Meeting Challenges to Ensure the Future Nuclear Workforce Capability πŸ—“ πŸ—Ί

This conference is not organised by the BWR Hub but is included here as it may be of interest to our readers.
  • Dates: 28th-31st May 2018
  • Location: Hwabaek International Convention Centre, Gyeongju, Republic of Korea
  • Abstract deadline: 30 November 2017
  • Call for papers…
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Workshop: WOTWISI-5 – 5th Workshop On Tem With In Situ Irradiation πŸ—“ πŸ—Ί

This event is not organised by the BWR Hub but is included here as it may be of interest to our readership.

Organiser’s description:

This is a first announcement that the 5th Workshop On Tem With In Situ Irradiation (WOTWISI-5) will be held at the University of Huddersfield on 11-13th April 2018 so please save the dates in your diaries.
Details of the abstract submission process and arrangements for the workshop itself will follow shortly.
International Organising Committee:
  • Aurelie Gentils (JANNuS Orsay, CSNSM, France)
  • Naoyuki Hashimoto (Hokkaido University, Japan)
  • Khalid Hattar (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Lumin Wang (University of Michigan, USA)

Local Organising Committee

  • Jonathan Hinks
  • Stephen Donnelly
  • Graeme Greaves
  • Robert Harrison
  • Anamul Mir
  • Emily Aradi
  • Date: 11th-13th April 2018
  • Location: University of Huddersfield
  • More information will be posted when it becomes available.
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