Programme

Day one

24 March 2021 | Online

09:00

IET & Chair’s welcome and introduction
Poll and ice breaker

Steve Frost, Superintending Nuclear Inspector, Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)

 

Advanced Nuclear Technologies

09:15

Keynote address: Advanced Nuclear Technologies

  • Streamlining the regulatory process for SMRs
  • New build, SMR, AMR making savings for first-of-a-kind projects
  • Support for innovation
Richard Deakin, Director, Low-Cost Nuclear Challenge UKRI

09:40

UK Consortium SMR progress

  • An overview of the SMR programme
  • The main issues and challenges for C&I
  • The high-level architecture
Robin Shirtcliffe, Technical Lead Engineer: Reactor Island Control and Instrumentation, Rolls Royce

10:05

Comfort break 10 minutes

 

Safety Assurance

10:15

HPC Progress Update & the Role of Nuclear Assurance During Construction

  • Update on construction progress & recent developments at HPC
  • Overview of the HPC Assurance organisation and their role in nuclear safety
  • The role of the site inspection team and assessments recently undertaken / upcoming
  • Reflections on providing nuclear assurance on a construction project vs operating nuclear site
Tom Hughes, Nuclear Safety Culture Lead, EDF Energy (HPC)
 

Networking and exhibition 30 minutes

10:40

Content led break out rooms

Delegates who wish to meet can be matched by interest and are able to connect via video chat for 2 minutes. Contact details can be exchanged for further conversations. Virtual exhibition.  Download information, watch recordings and meet company representatives via video and text chats. 

11:10

Why human aspects of maintenance must be fed into the design lifecycle

  • Exploring the link between Human Factors, Operations and Maintenance during the design lifecycle of nuclear new builds
  • Lessons learnt from recent nuclear new build projects and existing operational plants

Helen Jones, ONR HF Specialist inspector on Hinkley Point C

11:35

Regulatory expectations for safety and cybersecurity in assessment of CBSIS

  • ONR’s approach to regulation of safety and cybersecurity of CBSIS;
  • Practical assessment of cybersecurity vulnerabilities in CBSIS designs;
  • Developing methodologies and links to relevant TAGs, SAPs and SyAPs.

Colin Griffiths, Principal Nuclear Security Inspector and Tim Parkes, Principal Nuclear Safety Inspector, Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)

12:00

Q&A and final remarks of the day

12:10

Networking and exhibition

13:10

End of Day 1

 

Day two

25 March 2021 | Online

09:00

Welcome back and poll 

Laura Ryan, CE&I Security in Design Capability Lead Sellafield & Chair of IET Nuclear Technical Network

 

Developments in cybersecurity

09:10

Overview of the National Cyber Security Centre
Cyber Security in the Civil Nuclear Sector

  • Understanding the key Threats, Risks and Mitigations
  • NCSC guidance and advice
National Cyber Security Centre

09:35

Cyber Security for civil nuclear facilities

  • Threat assessment for civil nuclear operators
  • Vulnerabilities in physical and digital security
  • Managing the security of legacy systems
  • Controlling procurement and the supply chain
Chris Johnson, Queen’s University Belfast

10:00

Comfort break - 10 minutes

10:10

ICS/OT Ransomware in the Supply Chain: Learning from attacks in 2020

2020 was not a good year for cyberattacks on industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT) networks:

  • Nine attacks shut down physical operations at industrial sites all were targeted ransomware
  • Learn about the emerging representative and credible threats for 2021 and beyond pervasive threats that all ICS / OT security teams should consider going forward. This discussion will include evaluation of defensive strategies and their efficacy at protection.
Mike Firstenberg, Director, Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd

 

Networking and exhibition 30 minutes

10:35

Content led break out rooms Delegates who wish to meet can be matched by interest and are able to connect via video chat for 2 minutes. Contact details can be exchanged for further conversations. Virtual exhibition.  Download information, watch recordings and meet company representatives via video and text chats. 

 

Operational developments at existing plants

11:05

Model-Based System Engineering benefits to nuclear safety

  • Effectively conveying safety substantiation using MBSE
  • Visualising interfaces and reducing integration risk of digital control systems
  • A step towards fully electronic safety cases

David McNaught, Group Leader - Technology Management, Frazer-Nash Consultancy

Simon White, Group Leader - Electrical, Control & Instrumentation, Frazer-Nash Consultancy

11:30

Digital Transformation for Plant Availability

  • Lessons learned from Aerospace in analytics
  • Using data to better inform maintenance intervals and pre-empt failures
  • Data quality and its effects on your decisions
Paul Reynolds, PWR 1 & 2 Assistant Chief Engineer - Electrical, Rolls Royce Submarines

11:55

Q&A and final remarks

12:15

Networking and exhibition

13:15

End of conference

Please note this programme is a work-in-progress. Topics, subjects, speakers and timings are subject to change