India Nuclear Energy 2016 (INE) Expo propels the countrys potential as a civil nuclear power


 The premier expo, by UBM India, is marked by multi-country collaborations and in-depth deliberations
Mumbai, October 20th, 2016 (GPN) : UBM India, Indias leading exhibitions organiser, inaugurated the 8th edition of its flagship international exhibition and summit,  themed- Exploring Infinity in an Atom: Vision 2032 for the Civil Nuclear Energy sector,  India Nuclear Energy (INE) today at the Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai. The 2-day exhibition and summit exclusively dedicated to supporting and promoting the growth and development of the Civil Nuclear Energy industry is the only one of its kind. INE is co-organised by DAE (Department of Atomic Energy) and supported by NPCIL (Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.).
The inauguration of INE 2016 witnessed an august gathering of dignitaries and industry leaders. The Chief Guest was the much celebrated scientist Dr. R B Grover along with an exclusive address by H.E. Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France in India . The list of dignitaries also included H.E. Milan Hovorka  , Head of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi,  H.E. Andrei Zhiltsov,  Consul General of Russia in Mumbai, Mr.Alexey Pimenov  CEO Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (ROSATOM), South Asia, and Mr. Vakisasai Ramany,  Senior Vice President Development – New Nuclear Projects & Engineering EDF, France.

The expo, with over 60 exhibitors, brought together senior officials from DAE, NPCIL, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), World Nuclear Association (WNA), ROSATOM, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) and corporates such as Walchandnagar Industries, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd ,  L& T Special Steels and Heavy Forging Pvt. Ltd., from the civil nuclear industry.  INE endeavours to showcase the latest offerings and technologies including innovations, system optimizations, maintenance and condition monitoring equipment from industry suppliers for the civil nuclear industry. It also provides opportunities for national and international companies to interact and network with exhibitors from countries such as France , Russia, Canada, Korea, USA, Finland and India to tap the huge potential of domestic nuclear sector.
The event is also marked by insightful Conference Sessions  on both days.  Day 1 observed discussions on the theme  Exploring Infinity in an Atom: Vision 2032 besides  roundtable discussion  on the  roadmap to achieve the ambitious target of 63,000 MW by 2032. It also included panel discussions on topics such as — Spelling Out the Supply Chain: Manufacturers Perspective , Recovering, Reprocessing and Recycling: The fundamental significance of Nuclear Fuel & Material in ensuring a smooth supply and  Reiterating the Obvious: The importance of Technology Transfer, Training and Skill Development. 
A number of technical presentations on key issues supplemented the discussions. B2B Speed meetings and Onsite Engagements meetings’ with leading companies in the Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPCs), Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs), System builders and End-user category also ensued.
Day 2 will be marked by a special Seminar by ROSATOM on Public Acceptance Role of Professional Bodies. The topics of the sessions include, Ecology and Safety of Atomic Energy, Radiation Technologies and Public Acceptance as an Integral Part of Nuclear Industry Infrastructure, besides session on e-Portal Registration by NPCIL and State Vendor Development program by Micro Small & Medium Enterprises development Institute, Government of India (MSME).
The expo witnessed the presence of stalwart of nuclear industry -Dr. RB Grover, Homi Bhabha Chair Member, Atomic Energy Commission and eminent speakers from across the world including Mr. Kaustubh Shukla, Chief Operating Officer – Industrial Products Divisi on, Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd., Mr.Nikita Mazein Vice President, ROSATOM Overseas,  Mr. Raphaël Hernandez ,Executive Advisor for Industrial Policy –  New Nuclear Projects & Engineering Division, EDF France, Mr. Haïkel Ben Aoun , Development for International and French markets at the and Groupe Intersyndical de lIndustrie Nucléaire (GIIN),  Mr. CK Asnani, CMD, Uranium Corporation of India Limited , (UCIL),Mr. Oussama Ashy, Director Business Development, Western Services Corporation, Mr. Mani TT, Managing Director and CEO, Avasarala, Mr. Shah Nawaz Ahmad, Senior Adviser, India Middle East and South-East Asia, World Nuclear Association (WNA), London, and Mr. Juha Asanti, Regional Manager, The Middle East and South East Asia., Cadmatic, who discussed the key issues and trends related to Civil Nuclear Energy.
Speaking on the announcement of the 8th edition of INE, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “India has set itself the challenge of  meeting the target of  63 GWe power generation capacity by 2032. Naturally, collaborations and insights on how to achieve the same has become the need of the hour. By achieving the target, it aims to supply 25% of electricity from nuclear power by 2050.
In this scenario, the INE comes as a timely show by bringing together prominent organizations and professionals from across the globe to discuss the future, latest developments, business opportunities, policies and procedures in the Indian Civil Nuclear Energy market. The expo will address the very technologies preparing the launch-pad that would catapult India into a power surplus eco-system. It will also provide stakeholders an ideal platform to interact and network with the entire civil nuclear energy fraternity of India and comprehend other holistic ways through which the Power Generation Capacity of 63 GWe by 2032 becomes a reality. This is reflected in one of the themes of the expo: Exploring Infinity in an Atom: Vision 2032.

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Sachin Murdeshwar
Sachin Murdeshwar is a Sr.Journalist and Columnist in several Mainline Newspapers and Portals.He is an ardent traveller and likes to explore destinations to the core.

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