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Born in Finland, more than 35 years of nuclear experience. Holds M.Sc degree in mechanical engineering. Most of the previous work experience related to the NPP new build and modernisation projects as project manager and senior adviser. Project phases from preparation to execution, e.g. Loviisa NPP and Olkiluoto 3 in Finland. Recent assignments as chief engineer in TVO are related to development projects aimed to improve vitality of nuclear industry, advance deployment of SMRs, benefit for the use of nuclear beyond electricity and realize final disposal of nuclear spent fuel. Highly interested to look for new ways of thinking and trying to find the essential issues on the whole, typically quite complex ones.
Eero Koski, VP, ABB Energy Industries Division in Finland. Eero has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Power industry and during the whole career Nuclear Power has been part of portfolio. ABB offering includes Electrification, Instrumentation and Control of the Power Plants and ABB has active part in renewals of Finnish Nuclear Power Plants. Latest years personal activity within Nuclear industry has been development of management systems as well as active participation in project review boards and stecos.
30 years long experience of multiple tasks and responsibilities related Olkiluoto NPP safety, maintenance, construction and operation activities. Recent responsibilities as Posiva’s Safety Manager are related to Geological Final Disposal safety, security, safeguards and licensing activities. Current focus is on planning the Operational Nuclear activities, processes and safety while Posiva is preparing to start the Final Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel first in the world in 2025.
Mr. Pekka Pyy holds M.Sc in the area of nuclear engineering and Ph.D. in the area of risk assessment and reliability engineering from the Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland).
He has more than 35 years of experience in nuclear industry both with nuclear companies & projects (Olkiluoto 3 and 4), TSOs (VTT) and international organizations.
Dr. Pyy has, e.g., worked in CEC JRC Ispra (1989-90), OECD NEA (2002-2007) and now for IAEA (2015-).
He holds the position of Senior Expert in Organisation and Management working at the IAEA Division of Nuclear Power.
Topics such as management, project management, quality & supply chain belong to his work scope.
Pierre has over 35 years experience in the nuclear industry primarily in isotope research and production and as a member of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. He has extensive experience in a large variety of corporate and international roles at the senior and executive levels. This includes Managing Director of a subsidiary company in Europe, Vice President of Research and Development, General Manager of Operations, Director of International Technical Support, Organizational Development, Commercial Operations and Radiopharmaceutical manufacturing. In his role as the Director of the Management Systems Division at the CNSC, Pierre has co authored and reviewed numerous nuclear quality assurance and management system standards for publication, including GSR Part 2, and championed the updating of the Canadian regulatory framework to include management system requirments.
Mr Ville Salminen, is Director, Power Units, in the Patria Group and is their responsible for products and services portfolio for Power Units. He is Bachelor of Engineering for mechanics and aviation graduated 2006 and Master of Business Administration from year 2019. Ville has worked in multiple positions over the years at Patria and has extensive experience from Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul for various platforms consisting airframes, components and especially engines. As Patria is also maintenance supplier for Emergency Diesel Generators for Nuclear industries, Ville has been working with nuclear industry as well.
Ms Aline DES CLOIZEAUX, is Director, Division of Nuclear Power, in the Department of Nuclear Energy of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Before joining the Agency, Ms des Cloizeaux worked as Director, Civil Nuclear and Equipment Business Line at Naval Group, Program Director at Framatome, Large Investment Projects SVP at Orano, and held various positions at Areva and Cegelec, in Paris, France. She is Vice-President of Women in Nuclear IAEA. Ms des Cloizeaux holds a Master’s degree in Science and Engineering Technology from the École Polytechnique, a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology from the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs
Ionut holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering with 18 years of experience in different areas of the nuclear industry. His background includes nuclear fuel supply, development of new nuclear projects, management systems, and nuclear supply chain. Currently works for Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant in Romania, and holds responsibilities for designing, developing, and improving the facility’s management system.
Palo has been working with the nuclear industry for more than ten years, with licensing issues as well Finnish and international requirements, among other things. She also has experience from conventional power plant projects. During the latest years she has been the project manager of the KELPO project, focusing on developing the procurement and qualification of equipment for the Finnish nuclear industry. Since 2021 she has been the project manager for the Nordic KELPO project, where collaboration as well as harmonized practices and requirements among the Nordic nuclear industry are developed.
Peter Čambál (45) | Peter is considered one of the pioneers of the application of the “Design to Cost (DTC)” methodology in Slovenske elektrárne (SVK) where he is in charge of Goods, Works and Core Services Procurement from the year 2015. Having 20 years of the vast experience in the field of Procurement and costs optimization in nuclear and conventional power generation industry he gained several noticeable achievements including holding the senior position at Enel Russia as DTC Manager where he managed implementation of the DTC and governed its incorporation into procurement functions of the Company in 2013 – 2014. Peter leads transformation the procurement organization into Strategic procurement via Category management tool applied; integrated transactional procurement into one Core Procurement function and implementation of category management on this operative level too. Peter graduated the Faculty of Materials Science and Technology, Environmental engineering dept. of Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava.
Ms. Pirjo Knuuttila has B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering, and M.Sc in Industrial Management and Engineering. During her career she has been successfully developing quality management for industrial companies and their supply chains. The last 16 years she has been involved in Finnish nuclear new build projects: OL3, Posiva and Fennovoima. During these projects, she has been evaluating company’s processes as well as performance of the supply chain to identify places for improvement and defining corrective measures in close co-operation with the relevant stakeholders. At the moment she works as an Independent Consultant for Konsultointi Knuuttila Oy.
Yann Challamel is the Technical Leader for modernization projects at Framatome I&C Grenoble (France). He is responsible of I&C architecture definition, site strategy and I&C systems design based Nuclear safety plateform like Spinline® Digital safety platform, Hardline® Hardwired New Safety Plaform, Rodline® and Nuclear Instrumentation System. Before that, he was the Technical Manager of the Loviisa (FORTUM) I&C retrofit project, a 5 year incremental modernization of the Reactor protection systems of a VVER 440MW reactor in Finland. The project named Elsa has been successfully completed at the end of 2018, with an additional stage completed in 2021. Prior joining Framatome in 2010, he worked 4 years as system and software engineer in positioning systems for applications with high accuracy requirements, in marine and aircrafts for both civil and military Customers. He graduated with an engineering master degree (SUPELEC Paris) in electrical systems design.
Anna joined Nuclear (Forsmarks Kraftgrupp AB) in 2012 and has the last 7 years been specializing in finding ways to develop collaboration with suppliers in the areas of re-starting production, exchange of safety related parts/subsystem, change/reduce time for necessary preventive maintenance, adding value to all parties and encouraging using standard products where possible. She has previously worked as product manager and as a consultant focusing on finding lean and cost effective procurement as well as adjacent functions. She believes in the importance of creating understanding for each other’s needs both internally and externally for long term success. People matters!
Jeffrey Jacobson is currently the principal consultant at Nuclear Assurance Services, having starting the business in 2020 after retiring from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. During his 34-year career at the NRC, Jeff was responsible for developing and leading inspections at operating plants. manufacturers, engineering service providers, and testing laboratories. While at the NRC, Mr. Jacobson also led an NRC initiated effort to harmonize licensing requirements around the globe, which later became the Multinational Design Evaluation Program. Jeff has extensive experience overseeing the areas of Commercial Grade Dedication and Environmental Qualification and was a member of the EPRI task force that created guidance on Reverse Engineering. Since leaving the NRC, Jeff has worked with Apollo+ as a contributing author to the recently published FORATOM-European Guideline on High Quality Industrial Grade Dedication and was recently selected as the first audit team leader for the new IEEE program for the certification of nuclear power electrical equipment.
Pär Lansåker has 20 years of work experience at Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant and 14 yrs at Vattenfall’s staff function Fleet Development. The main activities at Forsmark were within plant design and licensing of major design changes, power up-rates, and license update analysis. In 2008 Pär Lansåker moved to Vattenfall, Fleet development to pursue new build activities in several countries. 2011 he turned to the coordination of the Swedish measures in response to the Fukushima Daiichi event. 2016 Pär Lansåker initiated the Swedish Industry Standards project, within the Swedish coordination group KSKG. At a later stage also in cooperation with Finland in the Nordic Kelpo Project and together with other European operators in the FORATOM initiative for procuring high-quality industrial grade items in safety systems.
Education and degrees
Stuart works for the UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation and is their Supply Chain Regulatory Lead responsible for ONR’s programme delivery and capability development. He has worked in the UK nuclear industry for over 30 years, and prior to joining ONR in 2013, he has held a variety of senior engineering, operational, assurance and commercial roles across the generation and decommissioning sectors. He is a chartered engineer who has focused much of his recent career on establishing arrangements to enhance supply chain performance enabling safe and reliable nuclear operations. He is the Chairperson of the Multinational Design Evaluation Programme – Vendor Inspection Cooperation Working Group. An international cohort of supply chain regulation specialists whose main objectives are to cooperate on vendor inspection activities, share related regulatory experience and pursue opportunities to harmonise best practice approaches.
Yves Desbazeille is French and graduated in electrical engineering from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (“SUPELEC”) in France in 1991 and studied in an MBA program in the early 2000s. During his successful career, he has been involved in different businesses and responsibilities at EDF: nuclear engineering, hydro and thermal power projects management in France, USA as well as in Asia, where he was for 5 years. His previous position as EDF representative for energy in Brussels has provided him with an in-depth knowledge of the EU institutions and Brussels’ stakeholders and of the energy and climate stakes for Europe. Nucleareurope is the Brussels-based trade association for the nuclear energy industry in Europe. Nucleareurope acts as the voice of the European nuclear industry in energy policy discussions with EU institutions and other key stakeholders. The membership of Nucleareurope is made up of 15 national nuclear associations.
17 years at Sabena technics – (MRO – maintenance/engineering department of the Belgian national company Sabena)
Beginnings in the design office maintenance equipment and handling.
After 1 year Engineering section structures (almost ATA 50)I evolved to focus mainly on military customers/aircraft
NATO C-130, B707 TCA, E-3A AWACS
engineering support, maintenance programs, obsolescence, airworthiness, life extension…
I have completed my activities in the position of: assistant manager section Cabin, Strucrures, Fuel, Hydraulic, Landing gear.
In 2004 I left the company which collapsed following the bankruptcy of the parent company Sabena.
Leading a small team of specialized 15 technicians.
Representing and presenting Sabena technics engineering programs at NATO NAEW-FC
Representing and presenting Sabena technics for engineering and obsolescence management for Belgian Air Force 15th WING – C-130 fleet.
Engaged at Tractebel BU NUC – Mechanical equipment and calculations– QA/QC section
For the management of the qualification of contractors and suppliers working for Belgian NPP’s.
Lead auditor Mechanics (10CFR50), group coordinator and audit administration.
One thing leading to another; I became the QA referent for NUC
At Tractebel ENGIE I am a Local Expert – we differentiate between experts and managers.
Experts having a “free electron” and transversal role.
Currently I have for tasks, in addition to the audits, the support to ENGIE (INSO) and my QA management for the ISO19443 certification.
I also have the generic task of “support” to ISO19443 and its development (skills, consultancy services )
For ENGIE BA NUC (BA = Business Area = Tractebel Belgium and France merging into ONE entity)
ISO19443 takes meaning (and takes shape) in our activities, SMR’s, support to EDF, decommissioning.
I am the only voting member of ISO committee TC/85 for Belgium.
John Kickhofel is a nuclear industry specialist holding a Doctor of Science from the ETH Zurich and Diplôme d’université in International Nuclear Law from the University of Montpellier. Dr. Kickhofel is Managing Partner and founder at Apollo+, a Zurich-based nuclear industry consultancy focused on management, quality assurance, and strategy issues, comprised of experts coming from regulatory bodies, nuclear power plants and supporting organizations. He is a consultant to the IAEA in areas including regulation, codes and standards for supply chain management at nuclear power plants and small modular reactors. Dr. Kickhofel was the lead author and project manager for the nucleareurope quality assurance guideline on the dedication of commercial-grade products.
Over 15 years of experience in Portfolio\Programme\Project Management and Management Systems Implementations in following areas:
In the past, a.o. involved in the Polish Nuclear Newbuild Programme, currently working for LOTTE Wedel, largest Polish chocolate brand.
Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK), Finland
Mr. Tiippana was born in Joensuu, Finland, on 11th July, 1972. He completed his studies of power plant engineering with a Master of Science degree at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) in 1997.
Mr. Tiippana joined the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority in May 1996 and has had various positions at STUK during his career. From August 2013 he was appointed as the Director General of STUK – Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, until February 2024. Before that Mr. Tiippana was the Director of the Nuclear Reactor Regulation. His career history includes active participation in the work of the OECD/NEA, the IAEA and EU. He is the chair of the Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA) of the OECD/NEA and vice chair of WENRA. Further Mr. Tiippana is a member of
Mr. Ville Kähkönen is Head of Renewable Energy & Gases in Valmet Flow Control. He has over 15 year’s experience in different roles, R&D, engineering and business management, and has been with Valmet Flow Control 15 years. Mr. Kähkönen holds a Master’s Degree in Materials Science and Industrial Management from Helsinki University of Technology and Minor from Helsinki School of Economics