Embassy Suites - Buckhead3285 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Learn from Leading Industry Experts
Explore the multifaceted world of the nuclear fuel cycle with the industry’s foremost experts at NAC’s 2018 Nuclear Fuel Cycle Training Seminar. Together with other industry professionals, you will learn about the current status of the nuclear generation industry and its competitive position in a world energy context, taking into account electricity market regulation and deregulation; you will be guided through the commercial and technical aspects of the front end and back end fuel cycle sectors, the economic and other forces driving the power generation and nuclear fuel markets, and who the players are in this ever evolving business including their capacities, capabilities, markets and geographical presence. Also included is a session on Market Analysis, Market Dynamics and Influences on Contracting Strategies.
Join Key Industry Colleagues
The seminar is an outstanding opportunity to get up to speed or enhance your existing knowledge base on all the nuances of the nuclear fuel cycle. The seminar is conducted in an open, informal setting with interactive discussions and classroom sessions. As one of a limited number of participants, you’ll be encouraged to ask the questions that will ensure the seminar covers the information you need to be more successful in your daily operations.
And the experience doesn’t end there. You’ll also be able to take advantage of networking opportunities as a guest of NAC. In addition to a welcome drinks reception Monday evening, on Wednesday evening join us for a memorable dinner at a great restaurant in the famed Buckhead area of Atlanta.
Who Should Attend
Candidates for the seminar include but are not necessarily limited to professionals in any and all of:
Seminar Agenda & Overview
Monday, March 5
08:45 to 16:30 followed by Welcome Reception at 17:30
Nuclear Power Industry Overview and Prospects: An overview of electricity demand and the part nuclear power plays in supply, as well as the political, economic and management issues and policies that will affect the future prospects for nuclear power growth, including the consequences of electricity market mechanisms and the potential impact of carbon taxes.
Introduction to Nuclear Power Plants and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: A review of the basic principles of nuclear power generation and an overview of common reactor types, their operation, the supply chain supporting construction and how utilities account for fuel cycle costs. This session also will include information on the role of traders and brokers, book transfers, secondary supply, physical and financial trades, origins, obligations and swaps.
Uranium Enrichment Industry: A review of the different enrichment technologies and primary suppliers, economic optimization of enrichment, contract terms, secondary supplies and the key developments to monitor in the future.
Tuesday, March 6
09:00 to 16:00
Uranium (U3O8) Industry: A discussion of uranium mining and milling processes, followed by a detailed look at the market. Topics include market supply and demand, including the major suppliers and where their production facilities are located, contract terms and pricing provisions, the effects of U.S. and European trade restrictions, impact of secondary supplies and excess inventories, as well as spot price projections.
U3O8-to-UF6 Conversion Industry: A presentation of the conversion processes used today, the suppliers in this market sector, the status of the international conversion market and how buyers contract for conversion services.
Fuel Assembly Design, Fabrication and Market: A presentation of the industrial manufacturing processes for nuclear fuel assemblies, including an overview of the key features of advanced fuel assembly designs. Additionally, an overview of fuel fabrication suppliers, their manufacturing facilities and capacities, as well as a description of the commercial and market trends in the fabrication sector.
Wednesday, March 7
09:00 to 16:00 followed by NAC hosted dinner at 18:30 (Gather in lobby at 18:15)
Enrichment Analysis Reprise: Review of an exercise session from Day 1.
Nuclear Industry Investment Analysis: In this special session, you will take part in an exercise to investigate the factors that can influence a nuclear project investment decision process.
Market Analysis, Market Dynamics, and Influences on Contracting Strategies: This session will address front end market dynamics, how to analyze them and how this in turn can influence the contracting strategies of both buyers and sellers. It will provide insights into the factors affecting business decision making processes conducted by buyers and sellers in the nuclear industry.
Spent Fuel Reprocessing and Recycle, Part I: Reprocessing and recycle will be described in the broader context of the spent fuel management alternatives of open and closed cycles. Information will be presented on the facilities and players serving the reprocessing industry, the market for these services and the related economics.
Spent Fuel Reprocessing and Recycle, Part II: (Recycling of Reprocessed Uranium): Following on from reprocessing, the technical and economic aspects of reprocessed uranium recycle will be described, including the industrial infrastructure and future prospects, as well as the market impacts of this secondary source of supply.
Spent Fuel Reprocessing and Recycle, Part III: (Plutonium and Mixed-Oxide Fuel (MOX): Continuing the theme of reprocessing and recycle, this session will describe the technical and economic aspects of recycling plutonium in MOX fuel, as well as introducing the industrial players and facilities, addressing plutonium inventories and the future prospects for MOX recycle including its current and potential market impacts.
Thursday, March 8
08:30 to 12:30
Storage and Disposal of Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste: A presentation and discussion of selected spent fuel and radioactive waste management programs and related technology.
Backend Strategy Wrap-up: This session will present a summary of 'open' versus 'closed' cycles, including open discussion by participants.
Nuclear Materials Transportation and Packaging: An overview of nuclear materials transportation in front-end and back-end sectors including regulatory oversight, transport package types and the challenges they overcome, as well as a review of the industrial infrastructure for delivering transport services.
The seminar also will be punctuated by team quiz sessions and exercises designed to cement the concepts presented during the main fuel cycle sessions.
Dan Collier, Director Consulting: Dan Collier has more than 45 years in the industry and has a wealth of experience in the analysis of nuclear fuel cycle programs and markets. He has a strong background in financial and economic analysis. He has provided consulting advice to major fuel suppliers and helped utilities across the world to develop and refine their procurement strategies.
Gary Leamon, Senior Consultant: Gary Leamon has decades of experience in the nuclear industry with a U.S utility and with NAC. His domain of expertise is focused around the front end of the fuel cycle, including detailed knowledge of the technical capabilities and production costs for uranium production facilities around the world. He is a leading contributor to NAC front end market studies, especially in respect of uranium and conversion market analyses and the formulation of related procurement strategies.
Please register online here. Register early to reserve one of the limited available spaces and qualify for a reduced rate.
Fee includes refreshment breaks, group luncheons, one dinner, and a comprehensive fuel cycle instruction manual plus backup CD. Payment is due at the time of registration. A full refund will be made for cancellations received on or before 15 February 2018.
After 15 February, a refund will not be made but substitutions for the March 2018 seminar will be accepted.
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Hotel Accommodations & Reservations
Embassy Suites by Hilton - Buckhead
3285 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Hotel registration can be accomplished via the following NAC dedicated link:http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/A/ATLLXES-NFC-20180304/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG.
The Embassy Suites is just a five-minute walk from the MARTA Buckhead subway station. MARTA provides direct service to/from Atlanta Hartsfield Airport. Alternatively, taxis are also available to/from the airport.
|Dan Collier (Director Consulting)
|Gary Leamon (Senior Consultant)