Technical Tours

 

Port of Rotterdam - Thursday 20 April 2023

The port of Rotterdam is the largest seaport in Europe. It offers amongst many other specialist marine services the safe, secure, and competitive handling of nuclear cargo via its various terminal operators and regional transporters. This harbor tour will give participants an impression of the size and activity of the port and its many terminals and operators. We will also pass by a terminal where nuclear cargo is regularly being shipped, for example by RSB LOGISTIC using the motor vessel CLI PRIDE to North America. Delegates from RSB and a tour guide will be on board to offer guests insights and background during the tour. 

To participate, attendees must register by 29 March 2023.

Timings

13.00    Depart from NH Den Haag
13.45    Arrive at Steensteiger/Piloothaven
14.00    Boat trip (2.5hrs)
16.30    Arrival at Hoek van Holland
17.00    Depart from Hoek van Holland (Berghaven)
18.00    Arrival to NH Den Haag (approximate)

Note: Timings subject to minor change 

 

Urenco European Facitilies - Friday 21 April 2023

Delegates will have the opportunity to visit one of Urenco's European facilities for a rare opportunity to see the gas centrifuge technology developed by Urenco, and ancillary equipment, used to enrich uranium for use in nuclear power plants globally.   

Operating within a framework of high environmental, social responsibility and corporate governance standards, the technology is also used to separate isotopes of other elements for industrial, research and medical purposes, providing further value for society. 

  • Urenco Nederland is Urenco’s Dutch enrichment facility consisting of two enrichment plants, SP4 and SP5. SP5 began operations in 2000 and produces more than 80% of Urenco Nederland’s total production capacity. Urenco Nederland has been in operation since 1973 and made its first delivery in 1975.  
     
  • The German enrichment plant is located in Gronau, close to the Dutch border, and is in operation since 1985 (UTA-1). The site was enlarged by UTA-2, which became fully operational in 2010. It is the first European site, where the modern TC21-centrifuges were installed. Gronau is also the home base for Urenco Technology & Development (UTD)

Timings

Almelo (the Netherlands) Gronau (Germany)

08.00    Depart from The Hague 

10.30    Arrival to Urenco Nederlands (Almelo)  

10.45    Presentation 

11.30    Site tour 

12.30    Lunch 

13.30    Depart from Urenco facility 

16.00    Arrival to The Hague (approximate)  

08.00    Depart from The Hague 

11.00    Arrival to Urenco Deutschland (Gronau) 

11.15    Presentation 

12.00    Site tour

13.00    Lunch

14.00    Depart from Urenco facility 

17.00    Arrival to The Hague (approximate)

Note: Timings subject to minor change

Please note:  

  • The total visit will last approximately 3 hours (lunch will be provided) 
  • The visit will consist of tour on foot which unfortunately is unsuitable for those unable to walk a distance of 1km or stand for up to two hours, or who require a wheelchair or walking aids 
  • Access to the technical tour is dependent on advanced security clearance by Urenco. To participate, attendees must register by 29 March 2023 where after that date the Nuclear Energy Institute and World Nuclear Association will provide all necessary security information to Urenco. All information will be retained by Urenco for the purpose of the tour only and will not be shared with anyone else. It will be held on file for 12 months following your visit after which time it will be securely destroyed. 
  • Delegates are required to bring their passport on the day to access the facility  

 Full details of the agenda will be made available as soon as possible.