Shanghai workshop

Technical and Regulatory Issues Facing Nuclear Power Plants - Leveraging Global Experience

The World Nuclear Association is pleased to announce the 3rd in its regional workshop series, designed to solicit information on the main technical and regulatory issues facing nuclear power plants - both new build and operating - and to introduce the relevant activities of our Working Groups. The workshop will be held on 15-16 May at the SNERDI office in Shanghai and organised in collaboration with SNPTC/SNERDI.

The workshop series is being coordinated by the CORDEL WG (Cooperation in Reactor Design Evaluation and Licensing), and the Long-term Operation Task Force. The outputs from the workshops will be used to help address regional issues, and where necessary, inform the Association’s own global programme of work.

The first workshop was successfully held in Chicago on 1-2 June 2016, hosted by Exelon [more information here]. 

The second workshop was successfully held in Moscow on 25-26 October 2016, hosted by Rosatom [more information here]

Workshop Objectives

New Build: Identify, prioritize and develop processes needed by the nuclear industry to attain standardization of licensing processes and further regulatory harmonization.

Long Term Operation: Identify, prioritize and develop standardized approaches by the nuclear industry towards achieving regulatory approval for extending plant lifetimes past 40 or 60 years.

Who should attend

  • Operators, vendors & suppliers (World Nuclear Association members and non-members).
  • National and regional stakeholders including industry organizations, government and regulatory agencies.
  • International organizations including MDEP, WANO, IAEA and the NEA.
About the World Nuclear Association
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Since the 1970s, the World Nuclear Association has served as a forum for the global industry to exchange information and to develop safe and efficient solutions to common issues. Over the last 15 years its work has extended into more technical areas relating to power plant management.