In­dia Nu­clear En­ergy 2016

Expo pro­pels the coun­try’s po­ten­tial as a civil nu­clear power

Power Watch India - - EVENTS -

UBM In­dia in­au­gu­rated the 8th edi­tion of its flag­ship in­ter­na­tional ex­hi­bi­tion and sum­mit, themed ‘Ex­plor­ing In­fin­ity in an Atom: Vi­sion 2032’ for the Civil Nu­clear En­ergy sec­tor, In­dia Nu­clear En­ergy (INE) at Nehru Cen­tre, Worli, Mum­bai. The two-day ex­hi­bi­tion and sum­mit ex­clu­sively ded­i­cated to sup­port­ing and pro­mot­ing growth and de­vel­op­ment of the Civil Nu­clear En­ergy in­dus­try is the only one of its kind. INE is co-or­gan­ised by Depart­ment of Atomic En­ergy (DAE) and sup­ported by Nu­clear Power Cor­po­ra­tion of In­dia Ltd (NPCIL).

The INE 2016 in­au­gu­ra­tion wit­nessed an au­gust gath­er­ing of dig­ni­taries and in­dus­try lead­ers. Much cel­e­brated sci­en­tist Dr RB Grover was chief guest along with an ex­clu­sive ad­dress by Alexan­dre Ziegler, Am­bas­sador of France in In­dia. The list of dig­ni­taries also in­cluded Milan Hovorka, Head of the Czech Repub­lic Em­bassy in New Delhi, An­drei Zhiltsov, Con­sul Gen­eral of Rus­sia in Mum­bai, Alexey Pi­menov – CEO Rus­sian State Atomic En­ergy Cor­po­ra­tion (ROSATOM), South Asia, and Vak­isa­sai Ra­many, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent – De­vel­op­ment - New Nu­clear Projects and En­gi­neer­ing EDF, France.

The expo, with over 60 ex­hibitors, brought to­gether se­nior of­fi­cials from DAE, NPCIL, Bhabha Atomic Re­search Cen­tre (BARC), World Nu­clear As­so­ci­a­tion (WNA), ROSATOM, Atomic En­ergy Reg­u­la­tory Board (AERB) and cor­po­rates such as Walchand­na­gar In­dus­tries, Kir­loskar Broth­ers Ltd , L& T Spe­cial Steels and Heavy Forg­ing Pvt Ltd from the civil nu­clear in­dus­try. INE en­deav­ours to show­case the lat­est of­fer­ings and tech­nolo­gies in­clud­ing in­no­va­tions, sys­tem op­ti­mi­sa­tions, main­te­nance and con­di­tion mon­i­tor- ing equip­ment from in­dus­try sup­pli­ers for the civil nu­clear in­dus­try. It also pro­vides op­por­tu­ni­ties for na­tional and in­ter­na­tional com­pa­nies to in­ter­act and net­work with ex­hibitors from coun­tries such as France, Rus­sia, Canada, Korea, USA, Fin­land and In­dia to tap the huge po­ten­tial of do­mes­tic nu­clear sec­tor. The event was also marked by in­sight­ful con­fer­ence ses­sions on both days. Day 1 ob­served dis­cus­sions on the theme –‘Ex­plor­ing In­fin­ity in an Atom: Vi­sion 2032’ be­sides a round-ta­ble dis­cus­sion on the roadmap to achieve the am­bi­tious tar­get of 63,000 MW by 2032. It also in­cluded panel dis­cus­sions on topics such as – ‘Spell­ing Out the Sup­ply Chain: Man­u­fac­turer’s Per­spec­tive’ , ‘Re­cov­er­ing, Re­pro­cess­ing and Re­cy­cling: The fun­da­men­tal sig­nif­i­cance of Nu­clear Fuel & Ma­te­rial in en­sur­ing a smooth sup­ply’ and ‘Re­it­er­at­ing the Ob­vi­ous: The im­por­tance of Tech­nol­ogy Trans­fer, Train­ing and Skill De­vel­op­ment’. A num­ber of tech­ni­cal pre­sen­ta­tions on key is­sues sup­ple­mented the dis­cus­sions. B2B speed meet­ings and on­site en­gage­ment meet­ings with lead­ing com­pa­nies in the en­gi­neer­ing, pro­cure­ment and con­struc­tion (EPCs), orig­i­nal equip­ment man­u­fac­tur­ers (OEMs), sys­tem builders and end-user cat­e­gory also en­sued.

Day 2 was marked by a spe­cial sem­i­nar by ROSATOM on ‘Public Ac­cep­tance – Role of Pro­fes­sional Bodies’. Topics of the ses­sions in­cluded, ‘Ecol­ogy and Safety of Atomic En­ergy’, ‘Ra­di­a­tion Tech­nolo­gies’ and ‘Public Ac­cep­tance as an In­te­gral Part of Nu­clear In­dus­try In­fra­struc­ture,’ be­sides a ses­sion on ‘e-Por­tal Reg­is­tra­tion’ by NPCIL – and ‘State Ven­dor De­vel­op­ment pro­gramme’ by Mi­cro Small and Medium En­ter­prises de­vel­op­ment In­sti­tute, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia (MSME).

On an­nounce­ment of INE’s 8th edi­tion, Yo­gesh Mu­dras, MD, UBM In­dia had said, “In­dia has set it­self the chal­lenge of meet­ing the tar­get of 63 GWe power gen­er­a­tion ca­pac­ity by 2032. Nat­u­rally, col­lab­o­ra­tions and in­sights on how to achieve the same has be­come the need of the hour. By achiev­ing the tar­get, it aims to sup­ply 25% of elec­tric­ity from nu­clear power by 2050.”

In this sce­nario, the INE comes as a timely show by bring­ing to­gether prom­i­nent or­gan­i­sa­tions and pro­fes­sion­als from across the globe to dis­cuss the fu­ture, lat­est de­vel­op­ments, busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties, poli­cies and pro­ce­dures in the In­dian Civil Nu­clear En­ergy mar­ket.

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