Technical Tours – Bohunice And Mochovice A few conference goers spent an extra day to experience nuclear engineering in action in Slovakia. Two groups were formed, one heading to the Bohunice Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) and Radioactive Waste Treatment Center; the other headed off to the Mochovce Nuclear Power Plant and the Mochovce National Low […]
Economics In the Economics session, participants talked about how one must continue to improve the economies of nuclear power to make nuclear power an economically viable alternative. Antoine Van de Velde of Siemens AG talked of the significant role of advanced nuclear fuel technologies in improvign nuclear power plant operation. He stated that “although the […]
Political Aspects The second day of the conference started with a session on political aspects of nuclear science and technology. In this session, nuclear policies throughout the world, and more specifically non-proliferation and plutonium disposition issues, were discussed. Nuclear Technology II In this second session on nuclear technology, in parallel with a session on political […]
Opening Panel The meeting portion of the IYNC commenced with an opening panel of distinguished speakers. This panel included the presidents of the European, American, Indian, Korean, and Slovak Nuclear Societies, together with the the Minister for Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation, Minister for Education and Science of the Slovak Republic, the Deputy Director […]
The Fun Run Over 120 people participated in the Fun Run Sunday afternoon. The route along the Danube River wrapped through the town of Devin and the nearby castle. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon and many residents of Devin were out enjoying the day. The sight of 120 young people running with matching t-shirts […]
Starting his career within the French Army, François Harari joined the nuclear industry in 1990. He held several high-level positions within Cogema, Areva and Westinghouse Electric Company. He is currently Vice-President and Managing Director of Westinghouse France, Benelux and South Africa. He explained us how his company is active in various areas as Nuclear New Build, Dismantling & Decommissioning operations, Small Modular Reactors.
He graduated in Chemistry from the University of Munich. In 1981, his professional career started in radioprotection at Siemens’ nuclear activities department, where he worked as a process engineer. After having held different managerial positions within the company, in 1999 he became Siemens’ Head of Nuclear Fuel Business in Europe. In 2001, he joined Framatome ANP in Germany, before moving to Paris, where he was appointed Executive Vice President of the Fuel Business Unit, in 2006. In 2008, he returned to Germany and joined E.ON as Managing Director.
Before joining the AREVA Group, he occupied various management positions at Saint-Gobain and Valeo, and was subsequently appointed CEO of ECL, a Péchiney/Alcan subsidiary. He then joined AREVA T&D as Vice-President of its Service Product Line, where he supervised the high and medium voltage electrical equipment installation, maintenance, repair and upgrade activities. Since May 2010 he headed up the Installed Base business unit within the Reactors & Services Business Group