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INPOM 2018 opens in Daya Bay Nuclear Power Base


The 5th Annual International Nuclear Power Plant Operation and Maintenance Conference and Exhibition (INPOM 2018) opened in Shenzhen Daya Bay Nuclear Power Base on Sept 5 and will run until Sept 7.

The event is the only platform dedicated to exchanges in nuclear power plant (NPP) operation and maintenance in Asia. This year, it will see domestic and international nuclear power operators and maintenance service providers discuss nuclear power’s safety, economic factors, operation and maintenance, and outage technology applications.

Sponsored by the Shanghai Nuclear Power Office, the conference and expo is locally co-hosted by Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations and Management Co Ltd (DNMC) and INNCH International Co Ltd.

Lou Zhiqiang, deputy director of the Shanghai Office of Science Technology and Industry for National Defense, gave an inaugural speech at the opening ceremony. He summarized China’s nuclear power development over the past year, while analyzing the difficulties and opportunities in China’s and the world’s nuclear power industry.

National Nuclear Safety Administration, Shanghai Nuclear Power Office, DNMC, EDF, 3M and Bruce Power, among the other companies, shared their respective experience in nuclear power safety improvement, equipment reliability enhancement, technological innovation, nuclear power equipment industry development and cost optimization.

Pan Yinsheng, general manager of DNMC, delivered a keynote speech titled “New Era, New Operation & Maintenance, and New Development”, which analyzed the development trend of China’s nuclear power industry and nuclear power operation and maintenance market in the new era, and offered advice on their improvement.

In the new era, China’s energy industry will attach more importance to green and low-carbon development and innovation-driven development. Both the nation and market impose higher requirements on operation and maintenance of NPPs, which encounter many challenges and problems in their pursuit of excellence. However, these requirements and problems can also be opportunities for development, according to Pan.

He proposed to cultivate standard and professional operation and maintenance teams, innovate cooperation modes, jointly boost an efficient supply chain management, promote sci-tech innovation and informatization, and establish a scientific and advanced production and operation system.

More speeches were made by Westinghouse Electric Corporation, DEKRA, Framatome, and HanKwang Electric representatives on the afternoon of Sept 5, followed by three themed salons and nine technical exchange conferences.