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The 8th edition of our European Nuclear Power Plant Simulation Forumis a must-attend event in the region for Nuclear Power Plants and everyone involved in the Simulator Industry. The Forum in the beautiful city of Bratislava is the only business conference in Europe for the nuclear industry with the focus on simulators.

 It will bring together those who are involved with simulators, training personnel, training managers, operation support managers and anyone with an interest in nuclear power plant simulators or those who develop or use simulation tools for nuclear power plants. This event will give an excellent opportunity for networking, benchmarking and business development with industry peers, contractors, vendors, suppliers and regulators.
 The latest technologies, projects, codes, 3D visualization and simulation, strategies and focus points for the present and Nuclear New Build will be presented and demonstrated by an excellent speaker line-up. We are looking forward to meeting you in Bratislava!
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We will be enjoying on the 26th September an exclusive visit to the state of the art VUJE NPP Training Center facilities!

for a full day of presentations and an interactive tour. Looking forward to meeting you in Bratislava

TOP INDUSTRY LEADING SPEAKERS

Top Industry Leading Speakers sharing unique information and experience through a two day exclusive stream of presentations for you to take strategic insights back to your company.

UNIQUE PRESENTATIONS

Unique Panel Discussions and Presentations to provide you with the answers to overcome your future plans and challenges. Presentations material will be shared for after/internal review.

TECHNICAL TOUR

A selected group of delegates will enjoy an exclusive tour/visit to a brand new technology state of the art facility for a full day of interactive sessions and simulators interaction.

A must go event for those involved with simulators!

8th EU Nuclear Power Plant Simulation ENPPS Forum
[ keynote presentations  - tour - technology exhibition ]
25th - 26th September 2019

Bratislava - Slovakia 

 

DEMO TECHNOLOGY AREA

Technology Exhibiting Area demonstrating the latest developments in Simulation Technologies applications and Training services. Witness technology from first hand.

SPECIFIC TOPICS

New Build & Recent Simulator Projects, Simulators update, Impact and best practices on education & training among other topics to be discussed through presentations, panel discussions and other interactive activities.

EXPERTS IN THE FIELD

Networking and benchmarking opportunities from a selected group of Professionals eager to meet, share and network during the Forum.

AGENDA - SCHEDULE - PRESENTATIONS

This three day event will showcase the latest developments and solutions Simulation technology including a two day forum/conference – 25th - 26th September – where attendees will hear cutting edge presentations from experts representing the Nuclear Industry, Simulation Vendors, Training & Development Institutes, Research Institutes and Universities. The two day event will go through the following topics:
  • Crowne Plaza Bratislava
    Hodžovo námestie 2, 816 25 Bratislava, Slovakia

  • Sep 25th - 26th, 2019
    08:30 am - 05:00pm

  • Oktoberfest Reception by KSG GfS
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08.30 - 08.45 Welcome to the 8th ENPPS Forum in the beautiful city of Bratislava!

Morning coffee and registration exhibiting area

08.45 – 09.00 TREVOR SPOONER - TRAINING MANAGER - L3 HARRIS

Opening remarks and Welcome from our Chairman TREVOR SPOONER – TRAINING MANAGER, L3 MAPPS Limited , subsidiary of L3Harris

Trevor is employed with L3Harris for over 14 years, initially as Training Specialist, and in the last 13 years as Training Manager. Prior to that, Trev spent 25 years in the Royal Navy serving on Nuclear Submarines as a Nuclear Power Plant Operator, and as Senior Operator & Maintainer Training Instructor at the Royal Navy’s lead training school in Hampshire, UK. Currently, he is responsible for implementing and gaining the acceptance into service of L3Harris current training solutions, and acting as Subject Matter Expert on Nuclear Plant Systems and Operations. Trev is also responsible for identifying innovative solutions for state-of-the-art training equipment. Married and living on the North Yorkshire coast, Trev enjoys long walks on the beach with his 2 dogs, and is an avid supporter and season ticket holder of Middlesbrough Football Club.
09.00 - 09.30 Mr. Martin Pospíšil - NRA

OVERALL SCOPE OF THE NUCLEAR ENERGY ACTIVITY AND STATUS ON A COUNTRY LEVEL PAST, CHALLENGING PRESENT AND WHERE ARE WE HEADING

09.30 - 10.00 György Nagy - Simulator Works Manager Simulator - Training Section - MVM PAKS

The Paks NPP Simulator Reconstruction

Preparation for simulator reconstruction - Goals to achieve - Current status and experiences - Experiences, lessons learned so far.
10.00-10.30 Joakim Bergroth - FORTUM

The new coming of simulators; A compelling presentation on the state of the art Virtual Reality simulators and where they will evolve in the coming years: human eye resolution, eye tracking, haptic controllers, virtual field operations, new use cases. eSitevr.com

10.30 - 11.00 Michael Chatlani, VP, Business Development – Power Systems and Simulation L3 MAPPS Inc., subsidiary of L3Harris

Experiencing Full-depth 3D Visualization without VR Headsets

Interacting with computer-generated 3D content in a virtual environment has come a long way in in the past few decades. The global VR market is expected to grow to US$48.5 billion by 2025 according to a 2017 report by Grand View Research. We see the emergence of VR for many applications in the nuclear industry as well. To be in a virtual world generally requires the use of head-mounted displays (HMDs), which comes with several well-understood limitations --- until now, that is… L3Harris will present Orchid® IX for experiencing high-value assets in full-depth 3D without HMDs.
11.00 - 11.30 ... enjoy the exhibition!

Coffee, exhibition and networking session

11.30-12.00 David J. LaPointe, P.Eng. Senior Manager, Simulator Training | Nuclear Training - Ontario Power Generation

Ontario Power Generation’s new Tritium Removal Facility simulator

12.00-12.30 Robert Peca Vice-Chairman of the Board Head of Simulation Systems Division - OSC

Actual development and status on the last hardware upgrade and rehost of Dukovany FSS

12.30-13.00 Bernard Gagnon, Manager, Simulator Technologies & Integration – Power Systems and Simulation L3 MAPPS Inc., subsidiary of L3Harris

Simulator Upgrades resulting from Modernizing Plant Digital Control Systems

It is well known in our industry that upgrading of control systems from analog systems to digital systems leads to equivalent simulator upgrades. The reason why these upgrades are required on the operator training simulators first is clear: operators must be adept at operating the simulated plant with these digital systems before operating the actual nuclear power plant. In this presentation, L3Harris will review various simulator implementation strategies and highlight a few recent simulator upgrade projects resulting from modernized plant control systems.
13.00-14.00 ... enjoy

Lunch

14.00 - 14.30 Laurent de Jerphanion - Product Line Manager Naval & Energy Thales Avionics – Training & Simulation

Nuclear Generation Industry checking out Engineering Designs / Plant Modifications on Simulators

14.30-15.00 Bernard Gagnon, Manager, Simulator Technologies & Integration – Power Systems and Simulation L3 MAPPS Inc., subsidiary of L3Harris

Successfully Upgrading the Oconee Simulators

L3Harris was contracted to upgrade PWR full scope simulators for the Oconee Nuclear Station in South Carolina, United States. The scope of the simulators upgrade included the provision of new platforms, upgrading select plant models, introduction of new instructor control graphic pages, a new A/V system and the partial upgrade of the simulators’ I/O system. We will review the project, challenges and successes in this presentation.
15.00 - 15.40 Antanas Romas - Martin Mansfeld - KSU

Advancements of the Simulation Techniques at KSU” technical approach. Overview of the KSU’s Experience - insights - actual projects and challenges.

15.30-16.00 David Perret - Darren Kenny - EDF Energy

HPC simulator and Site construction soverview

16.00-16.30 ... enjoy the exhibition

Coffee, exhibition and networking session

16.30-17.00 DALIBOR ŠIMEK – OSC

CTEMELIN FSS UPGRADE – EXPERIENCE WITH RELAP5

17.00-17.30 Panel Discussion

Managing Simulator Upgrade Projects

What are the most beneficial simulator upgrades (e.g. rehost, reactor core model upgrade, NSSS model upgrade, BOP model upgrade, I/O system replacement, severe accident simulation, etc.)? What is the best strategy (phases and sequencing) for these upgrades? How do you keep configuration management and control during large simulator projects while changes are made at the site and at the simulation vendor facility? When is the best time to introduce simulator changes (developed at the site) during large simulator upgrade projects?
17.30 - 19.00 All the way from Germany!

Cocktail Reception: SPONSORED by KSG GfS

Closing day remarks – Group photo. All the way from Germany KSG GfS will bring a special Reception at the exhibition area.
08.30 -09.00 Delegation will be gathering at the Crowne Plaza Bratislava Hotel

Transport will be arranged - on a same place return basis - to the VUJE NPP Training Center

10.00 Arrival at VUJE Training Center
10.00 - 12.00 VUJE Training Center - Presentations

PETER DROBNÝ – VUJE a.s.: LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE NUCLEAR EDUCATION IN SLOVAKIA.

ROBERT HOLÝ - SLOVENSKE ELEKTRARNE: CLEAN ENERGY FOR THE COUNTRY

VIKTOR SZABÓ - ÚJD SR (NRA): KNOWLEDGE VERIFICATION OF CONTROL ROOM STAFF ON SIMULATOR.

JURAJ MAREC - VUJE a.s.: Mochovce MO34 Simulator upgrade

12.00 - 13.00 LUNCH
13.00 - 15.00 Interactive tour on Simulators
15.00 Networking and Back to the Crowne Plaza Bratislava Hotel

L3HARRIS

L3HARRIS

LEAD SPONSOR

With headquarters in New York City and approximately 31,000 employees worldwide, L3 develops advanced defense technologies and commercial solutions in pilot training, aviation security, night vision and EO/IR, weapons, maritime systems and space. The company reported 2018 sales of $10.2 billion.

Providing more than just training devices, our simulator solutions—powered by L3 MAPPS' unparalleled Orchid® suite of simulation products—will take your engineering team to new heights in approaching plant design issues, procedural deficiencies and reliability improvements.

To learn more about L3, please visit the company’s website.

Our website here

OUR SPONSORS
OSC

OSC

SILVER SPONSOR

Simulation Systems Division activities are oriented on design, development, manufacturing (software, hardware) and mostly turn key delivery of complete, state of art simulation systems dedicated first of all to plant staff training mainly for power industry, especially for nuclear power plants. These simulators are full scope and full range type simulators running in real time.
http://www.osc.cz/

THALES

THALES

COLLABORATIVE SPONSOR

The people we all rely on to make the world go round – they rely on Thales. Our customers come to us with big ambitions: to make life better, to keep us safer.

Combining a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, our architects design and deliver extraordinary high technology solutions. Solutions that make tomorrow possible, today.

From the bottom of the oceans to the depth of space and cyberspace, we help our customers think smarter and act faster - mastering ever greater complexity and every decisive moment along the way.

Follow Thales on http://www.thalesgroup.com

COCKTAIL RECEPTION 
 
KSG GfS

KSG GfS

Cocktail Reception Sponsor

Due to the Atomic Energy Act and their own sense of responsibility, utilities operating nuclear power plants are obligated to ensure effective, appropriate and practical initial and refresher training for all operators. They share the conviction that the nuclear power plant simulators necessary for this should be run centrally and jointly. This thus ensures that the sum of all skill and experience is available for all nuclear power plants and that the simulator courses are run to common-determined, high standards. The significant synergies the centre brings allow very economical operation.
Furthermore, all experience gleaned from training as well as the construction and operation of simulators can be centrally collected and used.For this purpose, the consortium partners founded the Simulator Centre in Essen-Kupferdreh, which is run by the companies KSG and GfS.
www.KSG-GfS.de

STRATEGIC PARTNER 
 
VUJE

VUJE

STRATEGIC PARTNER

VUJE, a.s., is an engineering company that performs design, supply, realization, research, and training activities mainly in the field of nuclear and classical power engineering.

VUJE was established in 1977 as a state research institute, and later, in 1994 it was transformed into a joint stock company. The current focus of the company is extensive and covers all activities related to the preparation, implementation, operation, and termination of the activity of mainly energy facilities. High level of professional activities corresponds to the qualification level of the workers.

Official Venue: Crowne Plaza Bratislava

Hodžovo nám. 2, 816 25 Bratislava, Slovakia
The Crowne Plaza Bratislava, a first class hotel, combines the best central location with comfortable accommodation, modern conference facilities and a superb cuisine.The hotel is situated in the heart of the city – opposite the Presidential Residence, within the pedestrian zone and only a few minutes walking distance from the famous Bratislava Castle. The hotel offers 224 comfortable guest rooms & suites. 14 function rooms with more than 1.200 m² meeting space are equipped with state-of-the-art technology.Dining at the Crowne Plaza Bratislava is an unforgettable experience. Restaurants & lounges invite you for a culinary exploration that will without doubt exceed your expectations. For total indulgence and care, targeted training programs, massage lounges, a sauna as well an indoor pool are offered in the hotel’s ZION SPA.With everything the hotel has to offer, it truly is THE PLACE TO MEET.

WHAT THEY SAY ...

European Nuclear Power Plant Simulation Forum has become the must-attend event in the region for Nuclear Power Plants and everyone involved in the Simulator Industry. Some of our delegates experience as follows:    

“The Simulation ENPPS Forum was a must-attendevent.One of a kind in Europe and very well organized.” TVO Representative Finland

TVO
TVO
SIM Head of

“Great conference!I learned a lot about where Full Scope simulators are heading.Looking forward to next year’s conference with more papers on how to use the simulators to train!”

Westinghouse
Westinghouse
Program Manager Simulator Training

“The event was very informative with most of the key players in the industry present.Excellent networking opportunities and hospitality!”

ENEC
ENEC
SIM Engineer

“It is a rare opportunity to get all nuclear plant simulation players in one place. The ENPPS Forum made it happen.¨

L3 MAPPS
L3 MAPPS
MKT Director

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What are the Forum main topics?

  • New Build & Recent Simulator Projects
  • Public Awareness/ Acceptance
  • Simulator Technology Updates
  • Simulation and 3D Visualization,
  • Other Applications for NPP Simulation
  • Regulatory Perspective
  • New Reactors Update
  • Simulation and Training for NNB

Who will attend?

It will bring together those who are involved with simulators, training personnel, training managers, operation support managers and anyone with an interest in nuclear power plant simulators or those who develop or use simulation tools for nuclear power plants.

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VENUE INFORMATION

  • Crowne Plaza BratislavaHodžovo nám. 2, 816 25  | Bratislava, SlovakiaB2 4JQ | +421 2/593 481 11| reservation@cpbratislava.sk
  • 25th - 26th Sep 2019 - 08.30 / 17.00

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