The Young Generation Network and EDF Energy present: An Introduction to Nuclear Power Generation

2nd September 2015 - 4th September 2015   Download to calendar

at EDF Energy Conference Centre in Barnwood, Gloucester

Register by 19 June 2015

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The event aims to give people a more complete understanding of the nuclear industry as a whole than they would otherwise get from within their own specific field and, of course, provide many invaluable opportunities for young nuclear professionals to network.

You will learn a lot about various aspects of nuclear industry from the physicals principles through the current operational challenges in running a nuclear power station to the Hinkley Point C project and the future of the nuclear power in the UK. The three days will also contain tours of both the Joint European Torus (JET) fusion reactor and one of EDF Energy’s Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors (AGR) - Hinkley Point B.

JET is an experimental tokamak fusion reactor and is currently the largest facility of its kind in the world. The JET facilities include plasma heating systems capable of delivering up to 30 megawatts of power, an active gas handling system and a beryllium handling facility, providing JET with a unique tritium and beryllium capability, respectively.

Hinkley Point B on the other hand, is a twin AGR Power Station designed to generate 1250MWe, situated on the Somerset coast. This is also the site where EDF Energy plans to build the first European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) in the UK, which will be the first new nuclear power station in Britain for over 25 years.

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