Ready4Nuclear Western U.S. and Canada Nuclear Suppliers Workshop

May 15-16, 2018

Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho

The fourth in a series of Ready4Nuclear regional nuclear suppliers workshops is slated for May 15-16, 2018 in Idaho Falls, home to the Idaho National Laboratory and the planned NuScale Power advanced nuclear Small Modular Reactor (SMR). The workshop’s focus is key Western U.S. and Canadian suppliers and regional supply-chains.

The Ready4Nuclear series provides a platform to facilitate suppliers expanding or establishing supply chain networks in areas where advanced nuclear deployment is projected and advanced manufacturing capabilities are available.

The workshop is being held under the auspices of the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council (USNIC), a leading advanced nuclear energy advocate globally, and in conjunction with the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), the U.S.’s premier center for nuclear energy research and development – and the Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI). REDI is an influential public/private partnership for the Eastern Idaho region.

Co-sponsors include NuScale Power, Curtiss-Wright, Canada Nuclear Laboratories and the Consulate General of Canada/Seattle. The Idaho Department of Commerce is sponsoring workshop tours, which include INL’s Human System Simulation Laboratory and High Temperature Test Laboratory.

Workshop agenda topics include:

  • Current and future nuclear energy generation/supplier landscape
  • What nuclear reactor companies need
  • Required certifications, capabilities and resources
  • Becoming an approved vendor
  • Breaking into the nuclear power plant supply chain
  • Building a regional supply chain cluster
  • Workforce development
  • NRC and export control regulations
  • Global export markets
  • Speed supplier matching (rolling capsule updates from suppliers)

The workshop will also feature a networking reception and an opening “Dine Around” mixer facilitated by Idaho community leaders at a variety of top Idaho Falls restaurants.

The USNIC Ready4Nuclear series has sponsored companion supply-chain workshops in St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

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