Nuclear Lifting 2018 - 29th November 2018 - Manchester United Football Ground, Manchester

This is a fantastic event for anyone looking to get into nuclear industry specifically in the discipline of 'lifting'. At the event you will...

Discover engineering solutions to the technical and environmental challenges facing those conducting high risk lifting at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ 7th Nuclear Lifting Seminar - the only event of its kind dedicated to lifting projects in the nuclear industry.

Attend this event to explore long term strategies, unique safety cases and cost-effective design that meet regulated standards. Furthermore, understand how best to conduct complex and high risk lifts on decommissioning, operational and new build nuclear sites.

Why attend:

  • Develop cost effective strategies to ensure your lifting projects are compliant, with input from the industry regulator

  • Understand the role of asset maintenance and personnel management in a nuclear lifting environment

  • Hear about how to lift safely in complex and high risk lifting operations within different nuclear environments, including power generation, decommissioning and military

  • Join interactive panel discussions to share successful strategies for high risk lifting operations

  • Network with engineering thought leaders in nuclear lifting strategies and safety cases


  • Russell Green, Nuclear Safety Inspector – Structural Integrity – Operating Facilities, Office for Nuclear Regulation

  • Tom Siddall, Group Head, Structural Analysis Group, CTO Structural Integrity Branch, EDF Energy

  • Andrew Barrow, Engineering Specialist – Materials, Rolls-Royce Submarines

  • Michael Gorley, Materials Technology Programme Manager, UKAEA

  • Paul Whiteside, Senior Materials Engineer, Inspection & Certification Group, Sellafield

The event is a full jam packed day from Registration and Refreshments at 8:20am right up to the Chairs Closing Remarks at 17:15.

Topics include:

  • Design codes and the application of Quality Assurance (QA) to nuclear lifts.

  • Development of relevant good practice within the UK Nuclear Industry

  • Quality Control - more than just NDT and material certification

  • Panel Discussion: Harmonising and effectively applying codes and standards

  • Developing Safety Cases for new and old facilities

  • The feasibility of a 1000m nuclear lift at a UK geological disposal facility

  • Safety cases for lifting in nuclear decommissioning

  • Integrating human factors into engineering practices

  • Maintenance and life extension of lifting equipment

  • Performing inspections on lifting equipment and related challengers

  • Dounreay and Goliath: a case study of rail failure in a nuclear polar crane

  • Lifting the bar at Devonport

  • Demolishing a ventilation chimney

  • Challenges of spent fuel export

  • Procurement, design and safety justification of the Hinkley Point C reactor building polar crane

Find out much more about the event, the programme, speakers and how to book here on the Institution of Mechanical Engineers specific Nuclear Lifting 2018 event page.