LONDON, January 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
In preparation of Nuclear New Build Summit 2012, a new survey conducted by the Energy IQ asked nuclear professionals to present their views on key challenges surrounding nuclear new build.
Unsurprisingly, the survey shows that a significant 72.8 per cent of industry experts believe that work on nuclear new builds has become more difficult in the last twelve months. It certainly has been a difficult year for the nuclear industry following the events at Fukushima, and the subsequent political decisions taken by European countries such as Germany, Italy and Switzerland to turn away from nuclear power altogether.
Respondents reported the facing key challenges in the following areas:
- Public perception, acceptability and trust
- Nuclear politics and regulations - political negotiations, with governments and ecologist lobbies
- Nuclear and technical safety
- Recruitment and retaining skilled workers
- Supply chain management
However, as indicated by over 90 per sent of the respondents, nuclear power is still considered as a growth area in the medium to long term. Across the globe from America to Asia, new nuclear construction programmes are under way and it is important to understand the strategy and planning that enable these projects to happen.
Taking place in Vienna on the 23rd - 25th April, Nuclear New Build Summit 2012 has been developed to address your most pressing concerns, and to provide an excellent networking platform. Download the final brochure here to view the complete agenda and speaker list.
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