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14th – 15th – 16th March 2016 Abu Dhabi – UAE

This three day event will showcase the latest developments and solutions in Training & Simulation strategies including on the 16th March an exclusive and interactive tour to a state of the art Training Center in UAE (TBC).Previously the tour there will be a two day forum/conference 14th & 15th March – where attendees will hear cutting edge presentations from experts representing the Nuclear Industry, Training Simulation Vendors, Training & Development Institutes, Research Institutes and Universities.

The three day event will go through the following topics:

Day One: 14th March

08.30 – 09.15
Morning coffee and registration exhibiting area

09.15 – 09.30
Opening remarks from our Chairman

09.30 – 10.00
Exploiting Technology for Better Early Nuclear Workers Learning – Bernard Gagnon – L3 MAPPS

  • Full scope simulators are used much later in the development cycle for initial licensing and requalification of nuclear operators.
  • What about early nuclear workers training? How can we facilitate nuclear candidate training with simulation technology?
  • L3 MAPPS will present its latest technology aimed at enhancing the learning experience of nuclear newcomers.

10.00-10.30
Updates on Barakah NPP Training & Simulation – Amani Al-Hosani – Simulator Engineer – ENEC

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10.30-11.00
Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions
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11.00-11.30
Supporting plant commissioning with a full scope simulator. Atocha NPP experience – Tecnatom

The commissioning and start-up of a nuclear power plant is a critical process during which any mistake results in serious delays, threats to plant security and/or financial losses. In order to support this process, one effective solution is the use of a full scope simulator, which helps in different areas, anticipating the phenomenology and behaviour of the plant and allowing the review of plant procedures and training of the workforce.

11.30-12.00
Human Factors Validation with NPP simulator – Dr. Jun Su Ha – Assistant Professor – Nuclear Engineering – Khalifa University

  • Human Factors Validation (HFV) in NPPs
  • Human Factors Issues in Advanced Control Rooms
  • Existing Hunan Factors Studies for HFV in NPPs
  • Recommendation for Development of NPP Simulators for HFV

12.00-12.30
A Global Presence: Latest Large-scale NPP Simulators by L-3 MAPPS – Vincent Gagnon – L-3 MAPPS

  • L-3 MAPPS’ Orchid®-based simulators are used extensively around the globe, from the Americas to Asia, in support of operator training, plant engineering and severe accidents analysis.
  • L-3 MAPPS will provide an overview of the latest large-scale NPP simulators that the company is deploying in diverse geographic regions.

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12.30-14.00
Lunch
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14.00-15.30
Presentation and Interactive Workshop: Lead by EDF Energy Michael Hogben -Head of Learning & Technology EDF Energy Campus

PRESENTATION: Generic Nuclear Fundamentals – Creating Learners not listeners

  • Learner centred approach to learning
  • Generic Fundamentals completed to NRC Standard, faster and with better retention
  • Simulation and experiential learning
  • Collaboration and innovation

WORKSHOP: Experience the blended future of Nuclear training

  • Learner centred approach
  • Customisable content
  • Experiential experience
  • Modern learning techniques

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15.30-16.00
Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions
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16.00-16.30
The Nuclear Workforce Education and Training Program at Abu Dhabi Polytechnic – Anthony Hechanova, Ph.D. – Senior Faculty – Head, Advanced Energy Engineering Technology Division – Abu Dhabi Polytechnic

  • Program Description including the Systematic Approach to Training
  • Program Implementation Experience and Student Achievement
  • Simulation as a Tool for Vocational Education and Training

16.30-17.00
Energy and Nuclear Power Program in Egypt – Ibrahim El-Osary – Professor and Consultant Energy and Nuclear Affairs

  • Electric energy strategy including the renewables.
  • Reasons behind the pronuclear decision to construct four nuclear power plants.
  • Historical background will be presented.
  • Infrastructure development since 1957.
  • Main bid specification items
  • Current status of the Egyptian Nuclear Power Project.

17.00
Conclusion of day 1: We will end the day with a special networking session. This will be the perfect platform to meet people in a relaxed manner.

Day Two: 15th March

08.30 – 09.15
Morning coffee and registration exhibiting area

09.15 – 09.30
Opening remarks from our Chairman

09.30 – 10.00
UAE Nuclear energy Public Awareness Senior Representative – ENEC

10.00-10.30
Enhancing the Crew Evaluation and Training Experience on Your Full Scope Simulator – Bernard Gagnon – L-3 MAPPS

  • As a technology trailblazer, L-3 MAPPS continuously seeks ways to improve simulator-based operator and supervisor training.
  • This presentation will focus on new technology aimed at enhancing the full scope simulator realism and training experience of the whole operating crew.
  • The presentation will also review tools for instructors to evaluate operator performance and to use in debriefing the operating crew and/or individuals in the crew.

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10.30-11.00
Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions
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11.00-11.30
FANR’s capacity building programme – Shaima Al Mansoori – Education and Training Director – FANR

11.30-12.00
Nuclear Engineering in Saudi Arabia, Excellence in Education and Training – Ned Xoubi – Professor of Nuclear Engineering – King Abdulaziz University (KAU)

  • Overview of Nuclear Engineering Program at KAU
  • Undergraduate education and training
  • Graduate education and research
  • A comprehensive approach to HRD in nuclear power, radiation protection and medical physics

12.00-12.30
Integrating a PWR Generic Simulator in the Nuclear Engineering Program at UoS – Walid A. Metwally – Associate Professor and Chair Nuclear Engineering Department – Univ Sharjah

  • Overview of nuclear engineering program and courses
  • Description of the simulator software and hardware
  • Applications of the simulator in teaching and research

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12.30-14.00
Lunch
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14.00-14.30
Design a program for time dependent simulation of the thermo-neutronic behavior of nuclear reactor cores during life cycles – Yashar Rahmani – Lecturer at Islamic Azad University of Sari – Iran

14.30-15.00
Digital Control Systems. Simulation alternatives to provide the most suitable solution – Tecnatom

As part of the upgrading process that nuclear power plants have to undergo during their operating lives, most of them will have to face the updating or implementation of a Digital Control System in their main control rooms. The prior modification of the DCS in the simulator has proven to be very efficient in terms of early error detection and training in the new system, leading to a considerable amount of time saved during the system commissioning.

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15.00-15.30
Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions
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15.30-16.00
Panel Discussion: The role of Training and Simulation in an era of new energy resources

16.00-16.30
UAE Licensing & Regulations – Senior Representative TBC- ENEC

16.30
Conclusion of day 2: We will end the day with a special networking session. This will be the perfect platform to meet people in a relaxed manner.

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