Rick Short, Research Manager, reports on a recent seminar where NDA-funded PhD students presented their work to their academic peers, technical leads from the NDA’s estate and industry representatives. He outlines the value of their research for the NDA and how the event helped them see where they could make a difference.
Melanie Brownridge, Head of Technology, announces a £500,000 contribution from the NDA for innovative technology projects. This boosts Innovate UK’s recently announced Energy Game Changer funding to a total of £2 million. Melanie encourages innovative SMEs from outside the nuclear sector to apply for this funding and test how feasible their novel and radical ideas might be.
Adrian Simper, Strategy and Technology Director, thanks stakeholders for considering the issues in the NDA's draft revised strategy. He outlines plans for further engagement during the consultation period, and emphasises that he is keen to hear from people and organisations who are interested in how we decommission our 17 UK sites.
John Mathieson, Head of International Relations, recounts NDA’s support for Japan following the massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Building on existing relationships, NDA has helped UK companies offer their expertise to deal with the challenges at the Fukushima Dai-ichi site.
As part of the consultation on the NDA's draft revised strategy, Karen Dickens seeks views on support for communities surrounding our sites. Karen explains the issues, the NDA's role and how we work with other organisations to ensure these communities have a sustainable economic future once the sites have closed.
Ron Gorham, NDA's Head of Supply Chain Optimisation, seeks challenges and suggestions from our supply chain. We want to continue encouraging a dynamic, vibrant supply chain.
Lee Chapman of FIRMA Engineering Ltd, Doncaster, discusses some of the challenges faced by small businesses looking to enter the decommissioning market.
Richard James, NDA’s Risk Manager, reports from a recent conference led by the NDA’s Chief Executive John Clarke. Around 40 senior executives from the NDA estate, the Site Licence Companies (SLCs) and the regulatory authorities attended the 2015 annual Risk Management Conference.
John Clarke, NDA CEO, responds to the recent Spending Review announcements and explains the value of working with the supply chain to identify opportunities for saving money over the next 5 years. John also encourages you to comment on our draft strategy and business plan which will be published for consultation early in 2016.