The Engineering Wales Conference was held by the Engineering Research Network Wales in Cardiff on October 18th. The workshop consisted of various workshops and plenary talks including a talk from Peter Jolley, the Chief Engineer from Aston Martin and Ton Fijen the Technical Director of Tidal Lagoon Power. There were also short talks on the best way to connect business to academic research and upcoming funding opportunities that might be useful to both the business and academic attendees of the conference.
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.
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.
A launch event for the Nuclear Institute and Women in Nuclear Wales branch was held at Bangor University on October 11th. This event was to highlight the new team of the NI and WiN Wales branches with the President of WiN UK and the CEO of the Nuclear Institute also present.
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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The national Eisteddfod was held on Anglesey this year between Friday 4th and Saturday 12th of August. The Eisteddfod is an annual festival of Welsh culture, literature and music held annually in Wales, it is recognised as the largest cultural contest in Europe and is the second most broadcasted event on the BBC after Wimbledon. Annually the Eisteddfod draws in between 100,000 and 150,000 visitors each year, and there is plenty to explore around the Maes (festival area).
Visit Report: The Advanced Boiling Water Reactor Seminar, University of Cambridge, 22-23rd March 2017
The 6th seminar of the Hitachi-GE academic technical seminar series, which started in 2013, was held in Cambridge, Department of engineering on 22-23rd of March 2017.
Approximately 100 people registered for this successful event, both from industry and academia. » Read more
The first UK conference on the “Research Needs of Boiling Water Reactors” was held in Bangor between October 24-26th 2016. It was organised by Imperial College & Bangor University in collaboration with Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd. » Read more