Suppliers play a critical role in the construction and operation of nuclear power plants. With a declining number of nuclear grade suppliers and a loss of skills in some regions, supply chain oversight raises specific challenges that require regulators to adopt new practices and increase co-operation. In this context, the newly established NEA Working Group on Supply Chain (WGSUP) will organise a workshop to build on the Agency’s previous work in the field of the nuclear supply chain and to discuss latest challenges.
Building on the 2018 Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities/Multinational Design Evaluation Programme Workshop on Nuclear Supply Chain Management, the 2024 workshop will address the latest challenges related to supply chain oversight practices, and will examine potential risks that the nuclear industry will need to consider to ensure safe and reliable nuclear operations.
The workshop is organised in partnership with the World Nuclear Association (WNA) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to align, where appropriate, the improvement and oversight activities of the industry, the regulators and standards development organisations (SDOs). The event will gather representatives from government and regulatory bodies, industry, and technical support and standards development organisations.
The workshop will take place on 5-6 March 2024 and will be structured around the following four sessions which will include keynote speeches from industry leaders and insights from relevant high-risk industries:
The workshop will also feature panels and Q&A sessions to include audience perspectives of key risks, challenges and opportunities.
The registrations are now closed.
All presentations, discussions and meeting documents will be in English.
Members of the Organising Committee:
The event will take place at the BB Auditorium of the NEA headquarters, 46 quai Alphonse Le Gallo, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France.
Participants are responsible for all travel arrangements and hotel booking. Due to a high number of events taking place in Paris during the workshop dates, participants are encouraged to book their accommodation as soon as possible.