United States: NAYGN Annual Conference in Washington

The NAYGN Annual Conference was held in Washington, DC in May 2013. More than 700 young nuclear professionals from the US, Mexico and Canada were in attendance. The conference included a visit to Capitol Hill where the American attendees were able to meet with their Congressmen and/or their aides to discuss the importance of nuclear […]

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Country reports from the last IYNC Board of Directors Meeting in Stockholm

On June 15th, 2013 a Board of Directors Meeting was held in Stockholm, Sweden during the European Nuclear Young Generation Forum 2013. Country delegates from across the globe held presentations on the current status of the nuclear industry and YGN activities in their countries, and we’ve made them all available for download here.

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Hungary: Scope of the Fusion Expert Group

As a result of more than 50 years of development, fusion research reached a level where power plant scale fusion reactors are planned to be built, which raised the need for closer collaboration with other fields of nuclear technology. At this point the Hungarian EURATOM Fusion Association decided to establish the Fusion Expert Group within the Hungarian Nuclear Society. This way fusion became officially represented in the nuclear field.

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Interview: François Harari, Westinghouse Electric Company

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.

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Interview: Dr. Ralf Güldner, CEO of E.ON Kernkraft GmbH

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.

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Interview: Philippe Samama, AREVA Installed Base Business Unit

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

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