18-19 June 2018
Packages available
etc.venues, County Hall, London SE1 7PB
30 confirmed

About Decom2018

About DECOM2018

Following on from the successes of NIA’s flagship conference Nuclear 2017 and the series of Nuclear New Build conferences, the NIA will hold its first decommissioning conference in 2018.  The conference aims to attract delegates from across the decommissioning sector and will look at reducing the nuclear liabilities, operational to decommissioning and waste in the UK and globally.

With a high calibre of speakers, excellent range of exhibitors and high volume of delegates expected to participate in this event it will be the leading decommissioning conference of 2018.

Ticket prices :
NIA member – £850 + VAT,  Non-member – £1000 + VAT,  Student – £295 + VAT


Sponsor/Exhibitor Information

Take advantage of the exhibitor opportunities on offer at DECOM2018. Enhance your company profile and network with a target audience whilst participating in the conference programme. Exhibition spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

A range of sponsorship opportunities are on offer at Decom2018. These are initially open to NIA members, before opening to non-members. To secure a sponsorship or exhibition package you will be required to download and complete the booking form.

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Conference  Agenda

Day 1 agenda – Monday 18 June


Registration opens


Brunch and networking


Welcome, introductions and conference overview

Juliet Mann – Host


SESSION 1 – Keynote

John Hutton – NIA
Chairman of the Nuclear Industry Association and Co-Chair of the Nuclear Industry Council (NIC) will present on the Nuclear Sector Deal including the actions for industry and government outlined in the Deal.


SESSION 2 – State of the nation

Campbell Keir – Department for International Trade
Director of Energy and Infrastructure at the Department for International Trade will focus on the overseas opportunities for UK companies on decommissioning projects, as well as on how the UK government can help them win work.

Kate Ellis – Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Commercial Director at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority will share her views on the NDA and the potential opportunities over the next 12 months and beyond.

Toyoaki Yamauchi – Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC)
The Current Situation and Challenges of Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants in Japan. Toyoaki Yamauchi will offer an insight into the decommissioning process in Japan and the challenges they face.


SESSION 3 – Reducing the nuclear liabilities

Tony Moore – COO of Decommissioning Sites, Magnox Limited
What is the fleet approach for Magnox and how will the Cavendish/Fluor partnership make a success of Magnox? What will the programme look like for the supply chain and how do companies get involved?

Phil Craig – Managing Director, Dounreay
Opportunities and challenges to deliver Scotland’s largest decommissioning and environmental restoration project.

Martin Chown – Supply Chain Director, Sellafield Limited
Reducing nuclear liabilities at the most complex decommissioning site in Europe. What are the next steps for Sellafield and how does the supply chain get involved?

Tony Moore, Phil Craig and Martin Chown
The UK’s site license companies are keen to answer questions from the audience and discuss how they are working together to help the supply chain.




SESSION 3 – Reducing the nuclear liabilities

Andrew Drom, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories are extremely experienced in reducing nuclear liabilities for civil nuclear projects in Canada. Canada is keen to collaborate and understand how your company can get involved.

Naoto Yagi, TEPCO
Naoto Yagi from TEPCO will present the ongoing work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan, and how they are reducing their nuclear liabilities.

Jay Brister, AECOM
The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) shut down in 2013 and decommissioning is underway. Receive an update on where they are now and what their plans are for the future.

Paul Spence, EDF Energy
With two thirds of the UK’s nuclear capacity due to close by 2030, EDF Energy has started planning for the decommissioning of their sites. Learn about how you can be part of their programme.


SESSION 4 – Post Euratom

René McTaggart, Department for Exiting the European Union (DEXEU)
With the government announcing the UK will leave Euratom as part of the Brexit process, hear the latest update on where we are on the negotiations and what we can expect of the future relationship.



Event guests are invited to attend the NIA’s Summer drinks reception. Held in the conference exhibition space on the Monday evening, this exclusive event will provide a further chance to network with key industry professionals.



Conference delegates are invited to an informal dinner, where television screens will be switched on and the volume turned right up, ready for a stunning victory as England take on Tunisia in the World Cup.
For those non-ardent football fans, there will be a separate area provided, for a more relaxed atmosphere.

Day 2 agenda – Tuesday 19 June

08:00 – 08:30

Registration and networking

08:30 – 08:40

Welcome, introductions and conference overview

Juliet Mann – Host

08:40 – 09:00

SESSION 5 – Setting the scene

Juliet Long, BEIS/EA

The Environment Agency and BEIS are looking at the issues the UK has with its waste. Juliet will set the scene on waste and policy for the day ahead.

09:00 – 10:05

SESSION 5 – Waste Management in the UK

Dennis Thompson, Low Level Waste Repository
LLWR share their views on the strategic importance of waste management in the nuclear industry.

Shaun Robarts – Radioactive Waste Management
Making Integrated Waste Management a reality.

Ciara Walsh – Sellafield Ltd
Some of the waste management challenges at Sellafield will be presented.

10:05 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:10

SESSION 6 – Waste Management globally

Dan Myerscough, Cyclife
Cyclife look after the decommissioning and waste management for EDF in Europe. They will provide an overview of their programme of work in Europe and the UK.

Hauke Grages, Nukem Technologies
Nukem Technologies Engineering Services, a German organisation will share their views on waste management both in Germany and globally

11:10 – 11:30

SESSION 7 – Cross Industry Engagement

Karl Sanderson, NDA and Corhyn Parr, AECOM

NDA in conversation with Corhyn Parr on the value for companies to broaden and deepen engagement between industries on matters of common interest.

11:30 – 12:30


12:30 – 14:50

SESSION 8 – Supply Chain

Ozma Taylor, International Nuclear Services
International Nuclear Services (INS), provides commercial services centred around marketing and exploiting the intellectual property, knowledge and know-how of the NDA Group internationally. INS are able to offer customers around the world solutions to complex nuclear issues, whilst helping UK industry get access to overseas markets.

Pete Lutwyche – Jacobs & Chris Ball – Atkins
With acquisitions taking place, Jacobs and Atkins share their outlook on how these changes will affect the supply chain.

Tony Davies – Costain, Jay Shaw – Nuclear AMRC, Matt Airey – Nuvia, Mike Nichols – Pactec, Andrew Munro – Rolls-Royce, Richard Howells – Wood
There is a drive from government for more money to be spent in the supply chain. Hear how about where the work is and how to be involved, whether that be in Eastern Europe, Germany, Japan or the UK.




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”As an exhibitor or attendee, the NIA events have proven to be the best run, best attended and most relevant to our sectors, whether new build or legacy decommissioning. The high status of the NIA within the UK nuclear industry, attracts key speakers from Government, developers & industry, ensuring relevance to the main issues facing us”

Steve Browning, Head of Nuclear Programmes, TÜV SÜD Nuclear Technologies

”NIA events are always at the top of our priority list when we choose where to exhibit – the support we get from the NIA team is always excellent and they pride themselves on their track record of well-organised and well-attended events.”

Adrian Bull, Director of External Relations, National Nuclear Laboratory

”We plan to exhibit at Decom 2018 because the NIA always deliver events with insightful presentations and great networking”

Nick Troughton, Head of NPD and Marketing, James Fisher Nuclear Limited




How do I get a delegate ticket for the event?
You can secure a ticket to attend the Decom2018 via the event website.  You will be required to select the appropriate ticket type and agree to the payment charge.  Once registered you will receive a confirmation email.
How do I pay for my delegate ticket?
Once you have submitted your delegate registration the event management team will be in touch to arrange Bacs or card payment.
How do I get an exhibitor ticket for the event?
All persons attending as an exhibitor need to have a name badge. As part of your exhibitor application you will be required to submit details.
Can I gain access to the event without prior registration?
All delegates and exhibitors are required to register and pay for their attendance prior to the event day. No access will be granted to those who simply turn up on the day.
How do I apply for an exhibition space?
To apply for an exhibition space, download and complete the exhibitor form. You will then be contacted by a member of the event management team to discuss your application.
Who can apply for an exhibition stand?
All organisations with a link to the decommissioning sector can apply for an exhibition space. Spaces are allocated to organisations on a first-come, first-served basis.
Is there a cost to exhibit?
All exhibition spaces carry a charge. You will also have the option to purchase additional equipment.
When can I set-up my exhibition stand?
Exhibition stands can be set-up the day prior to the event, 17th June 2018 from 6pm – 9pm (TBC) and between 7am and 9.30am on the event day.
Will I be able to get something to eat at the venue?
Refreshments and lunch will be available for delegates free of charge. The refreshment stations are located in the exhibition space.

Event Location

etc.venues County Hall 

Riverside Building, Belvedere Road,

Lambeth, London SE1 7PB 


The NIA has secured rooms at nearby hotels through InCorporate Venues.

Bookings can be made via, however if you have any queries, please call InCorporate Venues direct on +44 (0) 845 034 3383 or email

Contact Us

If you need further information or help about the event please get in touch with the event management team at Marick who’ll be happy to assist.

Stephanie McKenna
T: 0207 766 6651

Veronica Lekavicius
T: 0207 766 6648

Helen Smith
T: 0161 877 7693