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On January 19 and 20, 2021, the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI), ROMATOM, Energynomics, Nuclearelectrica and the Embassy of Canada to Romania have the pleasure of inviting you to the “Canada-Romania Partnership in Nuclear Technologies” online event. The “Canada-Romania Partnership in Nuclear Technologies” event is aimed at showcasing the long-standing partnership between the Canada and Romania in the nuclear domain and at discussing the upcoming Romanian investment projects. The event consists in a series of seven discussion panels, from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm Bucharest time and from 7:00 am to 11:30 am EDT.

Decision makers in the Canadian and Romanian nuclear industry come together for an actionable conversation on future collaboration between the two countries. Come for the conference stay for the two days of B2B matchmaking on January 21 and 22, 2021. After the conference ends companies will be able to participate in pre-scheduled B2B meetings through the MyBusinessMatches platform.

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Program

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

7:00 – 7:05 am Introductory film on Cernavoda NPP

7:05 – 7:45 Opening Remarks

  • Lucian Rusu, ROMATOM President
  • Ron Oberth, OCNI President

7:45 – 7:55 Keynote Address – Prof. Ion Purica ROMATOM

7:55 – 8:10 NETWORKING BREAK for the participants registered to the event page in in the MyConnector platform

8:10 – 9:05 Session 1: Cernavodă Unit 1 Refurbishment 

Cernavodă NPP Unit 1 refurbishment process is a complex one, involving a wide supply chain, dedicated oversight team and a strict project timeline. The refurbishment outage is scheduled between January 2027 and December 2028 and at an estimated cost of 1,2-1,5 billion Euros. Unit 1 refurbishment project will result in an additional 30 years of safe, reliable, clean and efficient operation of Unit 1. The Cernavodă Tritium Removal Plant (CTRF) will significantly reduce the environmental radioactive emissions as well as the radioactive doses for workers, with strong effects during the renovation of Unit 1.

  • Carl Marcotte, SNC-Lavalin
  • Brian Fehrenbach, Business Development Director Canadian Nuclear Partners SA
  • Romeo Urjan, CTO SN Nuclearelectrica SA

9:05 – 9:20 NETWORKING BREAK for the participants registered to the event page in in the MyConnector platform

9:20 – 10:15 Session 2: Cernavodă Units 3&4 Units 

Following the termination of the previous round of negotiations, Romania is seeking to identify new investors for Cernavodă CANDU Units 3&4. This important project will double Romania’s nuclear capacity in order to meet increasing power demand and reach climate change targets. The Project is contemplated by the all scenarios of Romania’s Energy Strategy until 2030, with the perspective of 2050, as well as in the National Integrated Plan in the field of Energy and Climate Change (PNIESC) 2021-2030. Unit 3 has to be operational by 2030, and Unit 4 soon after 2030. The foreign partners envisaged by the Romanian government are from the EU / NATO area.

  • Ahab Abel Aziz – Gowling WLG
  • Alexandru Mărciulescu, SN Nuclearelectrica SA
  • Alex Havriș, SN Nuclearelectrica SA
  • Massimiliano Tacconelli, Walter Tosto

10:15 – 10:30 NETWORKING BREAK for the participants registered to the event page in in the MyConnector platform

10.30 – 11:25 Session 3: Nuclear Safety Regulatory Issues 

Ensuring safe nuclear plant operation is key objective of nuclear power plant designers, operators and nuclear regulators in Canada and Romania. Romania’s CNCAN and Canada’s CNSC are long-term collaborators in the field. Also, meeting the European Union’s nuclear safety requirements is a challenge that the nuclear industry in the countries under its control. The Panel will discuss how this collaboration supports nuclear plant safety.

  • Carl Marcotte, SNC-Lavalin
  • Adrian Rizea, CITON
  • Adrian Jelev, SN Nuclearelectrica – moderator

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

7:00 – 7:55 Session 4: Radioactive Waste Management and Disposal

Dealing with radioactive waste is one of the most important aspects in both Romanian and Canadian nuclear plant operations and in maintaining public support. Through collaboration, Romanian and Canadian nuclear waste agencies and research organizations can identify the best solutions. Here, as well as at the nuclear safety session, observing the EU legal framework represents an important challenge.

  • Laurie Swami, NWMO
  • Veronica Andrei, SN Nuclearelectrica SA

8:45 – 8:10 NETWORKING BREAK for the participants registered to the event page in in the MyConnector platform

8:10 – 9:05 Session 5: Small Modular Reactors 

New, more easily deployable nuclear technologies are making their way into the industry, making nuclear power accessible to remote communities. Coupled with Gen IV innovations, SMRs are regarded by many countries as a key part of nuclear development. Romania has a long-term vision in the nuclear field, aiming to achieve competitive SMRs in the perspective of the late ‘20s, ’30s and’ 40s, and Canada is progressing vigorously in this way.

  • Paul Thompson, Brunswick Power
  • Gina Stratti, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
  • Dan Șerbănescu, SN Nuclearelectrica SA
  • Ilie Turcu, ALFRED Demonstrator
  • Diane Cameron, NRCan – moderator

9:05 – 9:20 NETWORKING BREAK for the participants registered to the event page in in the MyConnector platform

9.20 – 10:15 Session 6: Innovative applications of nuclear technologies 

Applications of nuclear technologies go beyond nuclear power and include advances in cancer treatment, sterilization, food preservation. Research and development in this field is identifying new beneficial uses of nuclear technology. The experience of the CANDU industry is relevant in this area, and Romania is a fertile ground for these applications. On the other hand, Romania’s progress in the field of Extreme Light Infrastructure can create bridges to Canada.

  • Richard Wiens, Nordion
  • Speaker tbc, Kinectrics
  • Alin Tatu, SN Nuclearelectrica SA
  • Viorel Mărginean, ELI-NP
  • James Scongack, Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council – moderator

10:15 – 10:30 NETWORKING BREAK for the participants registered to the event page in in the MyConnector platform

10.30 – 11:25 Session 7: Canada-Romania supply chain collaboration 

Canadian and Romanian companies with expertise in the nuclear field have a 50-year long history of collaboration on the Cernavodă CANDU plant, as well as on research and development. This collaboration can be extended to joint projects in Romania, Canada and third county markets.

  • Ron Oberth, OCNI
  • Andrei Goicea, FORATOM
  • Cameron Nevay, BWXT
  • Teodor Chirica, Honorary President SN Nuclearelectrica – moderator