Nuclear workshops are a great way to share experience, learn and develop fresh ideas. In the nuclear sector it is vital to keep learning because nuclear technology rapidly advances, requiring professionals to both broaden and deepen their knowledge and also develop new skills.
Jackson Associates provides focused and highly effective intensive workshops and training courses to help international clients gain the understanding and expertise that they need. Accommodating and accessible, our nuclear workshops and training can be held wherever a client is located, in any part of the world.
Uniquely tailored to fit the background, expectations and specific needs of each client, our workshops and training courses involve lectures, practical case study examples, class exercises, group discussions and review work. The aim is always to convey a deep and lasting understanding of nuclear topics and to keep clients up to date with the latest global developments in nuclear energy. Where possible our workshop and training delegates also visit an operating nuclear facility in the host country.
Below are some examples of international workshops and training courses undertaken for clients.
Ljubljana, Slovenia, Central Europe
Introduction to the Nuclear Energy Industry
2 Day Intensive Training Course and Reactor Site Visit
Working with UKTI, Ian Jackson trained a range of British Embassy and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) staff in Central and Emerging Europe (CEE) countries. The nuclear energy development course covered commercial nuclear power technology, reactor safety, siting and grid requirements, reactor construction value chain and supply chain opportunities, nuclear utility business models, energy market economics, Electricity Market Reform (EMR), Strike Prices (£/MWh) for nuclear power, commercial nuclear fuel supply, spent fuel reprocessing, radioactive waste management infrastructure planning, nuclear decommissioning and radioactive waste disposal. The course included a visit to the Krsko Nuclear Power Plant in Slovenia.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, South East Asia
Nuclear Energy Project Planning and Economics
3 Day Intensive Training Courses for Utility Executives
Working with our local partner PetroEDGE, Ian Jackson trained energy utility executives and public officials from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Hong Kong on nuclear energy project planning and economics. The courses included Small Modular Reactor (SMR) technology which may be particularly suitable for deployment in countries with smaller electricity grids. SMRs can also be deployed in hard-to-reach places that require a stable and reliable electricity supply to power geographically remote rural communities, mining and extractive industries, and industrial park developments.
Amman, Jordan, Middle East
Regulatory Safety Assessment of Nuclear Reactor Designs
2 Day Intensive Workshop for Government Officials
Ian Jackson trained senior Jordanian nuclear officials on the UK’s Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process for regulatory safety assessment and licensing of new nuclear reactor designs. The workshop was Chaired by His Excellency Dr Khaled Toukan, Chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) and attended by senior officials from JAEC and the Jordan Nuclear Regulatory Commission (JNRC).
Civil Nuclear Energy Cooperation
2 Day Intensive Workshops
Ian Jackson has travelled to China extensively, regularly speaking on nuclear energy development and Chairing civil nuclear energy workshops. Ian Jackson has presented at international workshop sessions for China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), China Nuclear Power Engineering (CNPE), the Nuclear Power Institute of China (NPIC) and State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC). Ian has visited many Chinese nuclear reactor development projects including the Westinghouse AP1000 build at Sanmen and China’s Hualong One international nuclear power plant design under construction at Fuqing.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Middle East
Nuclear Skills Training and Development
1 Day Intensive Workshop
Ian Jackson presented to senior officials from the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), outlining the UK’s nuclear training capabilities and services. The workshop included a visit to the Korean APR1400 reactor fleet under construction at Barakah.
Hanoi, Vietnam, South East Asia
Nuclear Regulation and Reactor Safety Assessment
2 Day Intensive Workshops
Ian Jackson trained senior Vietnamese nuclear officials on the UK’s Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process for regulatory safety assessment and licensing of nuclear reactor designs. Ian also presented on the economics of nuclear reactor development and nuclear infrastructure planning needs. The workshops were attended by Inspectors from the Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety (VARANS) and officials from Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
Moscow School of Management MBA Programme
Ian Jackson trained MBA students attending the Moscow School of Management, Skolkovo. Ian presented on Western nuclear business models and potential strategies for Russian nuclear expansion into new commercial markets overseas. Ian Jackson reads and speaks some basic conversational Russian.