THE TECHNICAL TOURS
GIVE DELEGATES AN
OPPORTUNITY TO
VISIT NUCLEAR POWER
PLANTS WHILE ENJOYING
IMPRESSIVE CULTURAL
SITES AND THE REGION’S
NATURAL BEAUTY.

TECHNICAL TOURS

THE TECHNICAL TOURS GIVE DELEGATES AN OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS WHILE ENJOYING IMPRESSIVE CULTURAL SITES AND THE REGION’S NATURAL BEAUTY.

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EDF Energy has arranged two post-BGM technical tours that will enable delegates to maximise their time in the UK. The technical tours give delegates an opportunity to visit two nuclear power plants while enjoying impressive cultural sites and English countryside.

  • Both tours are conducted in English.
  • As space is limited on both tours, attendees are encouraged to register well in advance.
  • If the minimum number of people is not reached, the tour will be cancelled and the money reimbursed.

POST-BGM TOUR   1

SIZEWELL B POWER STATION

Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 October 2019
Hosted by: EDF Energy
Tour duration: 2 days / 1 night

Tour price:
Single occupancy / 1 person € 340
Double occupancy / 2 persons € 550

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This tour offers BGM delegates and accompanying guests the opportunity to visit the UK’s only pressurised water reactor operating power station. Sizewell B is located on the east Suffolk coast and began operating in 1995, its one reactor with two turbines having supplied over 200 billion units (kilowatt hours) of low carbon electricity since the start of operations, providing 3% of the UK’s total electricity needs.

The tour of Sizewell B will include the offsite Emergency Response Centre and dry fuel store.

The Emergency Response Centre is designed to provide robust back-up for the multiple safety systems already in place at the station. It contains back-up plant and control systems to enable operators to control the station remotely, if necessary, as well as emergency equipment, high pressure pumps and vehicles that can be rapidly deployed in the case of an extreme event. Equipment has only been deployed in Suffolk during flooding in the county, proving that the station is at the heart of its community.

The first spent nuclear dry fuel store was commissioned in 2017 supporting the long-term vision for Sizewell B. The dry fuel store is a method of storing spent nuclear fuel that has already been cooled in the spent fuel pond. Fuel from the cooling pond is loaded into a metal canister which is then welded shut, placed within a large, leak-tight steel and concrete cask and transferred to the dry fuel store. The store will safely house spent fuel from Sizewell B until a geological disposal facility is available for the longer term storage of spent fuel.

The onsite tour will include the turbine hall and plant areas and provide an opportunity to interact with employees on site.

Land to the north of Sizewell B has been identified by the Government as potentially suitable for a new nuclear power station. EDF Energy is bringing forward proposals and is in consultation for the new development, which will generate 3.2 GW of low carbon electricity and create thousands of jobs and training opportunities in Suffolk.

If the development is given approval, Sizewell C would be a third-generation, European pressurised water reactor, a twin-reactor power station using proven technology.

The cost to delegates of this tour includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, coach transfer, entry to Audley End House and guest transfer to Woodbridge.

  Please download pdf for detailed programme

POST-BGM TOUR   2

HINKLEY POINT B & C POWER STATION

Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 October 2019
Hosted by: EDF Energy
Tour duration: 3 days / 2 nights

Tour price:
Single occupancy / 1 person € 732
Double occupancy / 2 persons € 1.180

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This three-day, two-night tour package offers BGM delegates the opportunity to visit both Hinkley Point B, the UK’s first advanced gas-cooled reactor to generate electricity to the grid, which sits alongside the construction project of Hinkley Point C.

Based on the Somerset coast, Hinkley Point B commenced generation in 1976 and its two reactors provide 965 MW of low carbon electricity to the UK grid, electricity for 1.8 million households. Hinkley Point B currently employs approximately 530 full-time staff with over 20 apprentices and 200 contract partners.

The site tour of Hinkley Point B will include the turbine hall, plant areas and the control room and pile cap viewing galleries and provides opportunity to interact with employees on site.

Spanning a construction site of around 176 hectares, Hinkley Point C is the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK in over 20 years and will provide low carbon electricity for around 6 million homes from two european pressurised water reactors (EPR). The construction and operation of Hinkley Point C will create 25,000 employment opportunities during construction, up to 1,000 apprenticeships and provide 900 permanent jobs once operational. The UK EPR has been designed to use less uranium and produce almost a third less long-lived radioactive wastes compared with water reactors in operation today.

A coach will take delegates around the Hinkley Point C construction site with opportunity to stop at one of the viewing galleries to view various aspects of the project.

Delegates on the tour will stay at EDF Energy’s national training centre, Cannington Court*; an 11th century Benedictine nunnery which has been sensitively restored and combines the latest in energy saving technology and digital learning with an historic space for thinking and collaboration. This also provides an opportunity to view the simulator training room, which will provide training for the operation and control of Hinkley Point C EPRs.

If the development is given approval, Sizewell C would be a third-generation, European pressurised water reactor, a twin-reactor power station using proven technology.

The cost to delegates of this tour includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, coach transfers, entry to the Roman Baths and guest transfer to Clarks Shopping Village.

* Note: accommodation at Cannington Court is a small double bed (120x190cm)

  Please download pdf for detailed programme