GREAT Nuclear Energy Summit
Bucharest, Romania

Conferences, sector roundtables, one-to-one meetings and networking opportunities

Following the success of Energy Summits in Prague (October 2014) and Warsaw (February 2016), DIT organized the GREAT Nuclear Energy Summit in Bucharest, a trade delegation of British companies to Romania. This was a chance to find out more about opportunities in 7 markets across the Central and Eastern European region and Finland and to meet potential business partners. Whether your expertise is in nuclear new build, life extension or decommissioning & waste management programmes, the event offered the chance to explore the potential that exists in this exciting region.

Event Highlights

The Opportunities

CEE represents exciting opportunities for British companies across the nuclear supply chain spectrum. Market opportunities are estimated at over ₤40 billion in nuclear new build, lifetime extension, and waste management and decommissioning. Romania, for example, has in operation two CANDU 6 reactors at Cernavoda, and intends to build two similar reactors on the same site, a project worth ₤5.5 billion. A separate project to extend the life of one of the existing reactors will begin in 2018, which will require a further ₤1.8 billion. Elsewhere in the region, Poland envisages 6,000 MWe of nuclear power to come on-line by 2035 and the Paks NPP in Hungary will be expanded with two new reactors being built. In Bulgaria, nearly ₤400 million in decommissioning work is currently being tendered on reactors 1 to 4 at Kozloduy NPP, including a waste disposal facility.


Delegates arrived on October 3rd , 2017 in Bucharest, and had a scene setting briefing over dinner, followed by a full day's programme on October 4th (presentations and panel discussions with regional key decision makers, half a day of one-to-one meetings and networking reception at the British Ambassador's Residence).The mission had a very successful site visit to Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant, on October 5th.

Who attended?

UK companies - small, mid-sized and large - with an innovative product or service that fits within or supports any of the following sectors:

  • New build & Modernisation of nuclear power plants;
  • Decommissioning & Waste management;
  • Energy Consultancy;
  • Energy Insurance.

Connected Events

The International Symposium for Nuclear Energy (SIEN) taking place from October 1st - 4th, 2017 in Bucharest - provided an excellent opportunity to mix with the delegates and broaden your contacts.