5-7 September 2016
Sheraton, Dallas, TX

Conference Day One: Monday, 5 September 2016

08:30 - 09:00 Registration, refreshments and networking

H.E Dr. Khaled Toukan

Jordan Atomic Energy Commission

09:20 - 09:50 Energy sector in Jordan and the role of nuclear in Jordan’s energy mix

Dr. Mohammed Dabbas, Advisor to Minister,Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan
This session will discuss Jordan’s current energy scenario. It will highlight the steps taken by Jordan to meet the everincreasing energy demand, the contribution of nuclear energy towards the energy mix of the country and how the development of a nuclear power plant can help Jordan shift from an energy importer to an energy exporter.

Dr. Mohammed Dabbas

Advisor to Minister
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan

09:50 - 10:20 An industry overview of policy, economics and technology - World Nuclear Energy Association’s perspective

Shah Nawaz Ahmad, Senior Advisor India, Middle East and South East Asia,World Nuclear Association

Shah Nawaz Ahmad

Senior Advisor India, Middle East and South East Asia
World Nuclear Association

10:20 - 10:50 New generation of heavy lift cranes for NNPPs

Gerrit Zenner, Global Account Manager, Nuclear market,Sarens

Gerrit Zenner

Global Account Manager, Nuclear market

10:50 - 11:20 Networking break and exhibition tour

11:20 - 11:50 Discussing the Jordan Nuclear Power Project (JNPP) and providing updates on the current feasibility studies

Dr. Ahmad Hiyasat, General Manager,Jordan Nuclear Power Company (JNPC), Jordan
Dr. Hiyasat will highlight the recent environmental, market and grid impact studies taking place on this project. The current objectives, plans for construction, project timeline and technological requirements will also be highlighted.

Dr. Ahmad Hiyasat

General Manager
Jordan Nuclear Power Company (JNPC), Jordan

11:50 - 12:20 Nuclear Power Plant Construction: How modular concepts can improve constructability and project efficiency

Edvinas Ivanauskas, General Manager,Mammoet

Mitigating the budgetary and planning overrun challenges in Nuclear power plant construction. Discussing examples of modularized plant construction in other countries. Analyzing how NPP construction can be improved by shedding light on lessons learned and setting new standards.

Sponsored by: MAMMOET

Edvinas Ivanauskas

General Manager

This session will present how Egypt is playing a key role in developing safe nuclear power. He will highlight the developments on the four 1200 MW nuclear reactors and the expectations, opportunities and future prospects of these projects.

Dr. Eng. Ibrahim El Osery

Senior Advisor - Energy and Nuclear Affairs
Minister of Electricity and Energy and Nuclear Power Plants Authority, Egypt

12:50 - 13:20 Effective Perimeter Security for Nuclear Power Facilities: Integration of Fiber Optic and Volumetric Intrusion Detection Systems

Michael Montgomery, Manager, Applications Engineering, Europe, Middle East and Africa,Optellios
This presentation will discuss the relative effectiveness,
comparative performance and features, as well as
multi-layer integration of two of the most highly reliable
and effective technologies for nuclear power facility
perimeter security: fiber optic detection systems for
perimeter fence applications, and covert ported-coaxial
detection systems for in-ground volumetric detection

Michael Montgomery

Manager, Applications Engineering, Europe, Middle East and Africa

13:20 - 14:20 Networking lunch

14:20 - 14:50 Future of nuclear energy: Addressing the safety challenges

Cornelia Spitzer, Head of the Safety Assessment Section,International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria
This session will discuss how operators can ensure safe nuclear energy generation in the MENA region. Lessons learnt from the Fukushima incident will be highlighted and the presenter will go beyond these lessons to highlight best practices for safety and accident management in the case of new nuclear installations.

Cornelia Spitzer

Head of the Safety Assessment Section
International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria

14:50 - 15:20 Focusing on the Jordanian regulatory framework for nuclear safety and security

Mohammed Bqoor, Nuclear Safety and Security Director,Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC), Jordan
Attend this session to learn about the role of the EMRC in ensuring safe nuclear power generation in Jordan. The presenter will highlight the recent regulations and process to overcome challenges of safety, security, emergency and safeguard. The presentation will also highlight the regulations that operators need to comply with before beginning the construction of a new nuclear plant.

Mohammed Bqoor

Nuclear Safety and Security Director
Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC), Jordan

15:20 - 16:00 Capacity building for a national nuclear programme in a newcomer state

Dr. Salaheddin Malkawi, Deputy Director General,Jordan Nuclear Power Company

Dr. Salaheddin Malkawi

Deputy Director General
Jordan Nuclear Power Company

16:00 - 23:59 Chairman’s closing remarks & end of conference day one