No fewer than 18,000 participants, including 1,000 high-level decision-makers, from 55 countries, are expected to attend at the Villepinte exhibition hall from November 30 to December 2.
The WNE is a concentrate of the world’s nuclear expertise. Orano and some 550 exhibitors will be present during these 3 days. In addition to the many meetings and exchanges planned to bring elected officials, customers, partners, and students together, the Group will participate in the event’s various highlights. Orano experts will also participate in roundtables on robotics and teleoperation, dismantling of nuclear reactors, waste management, and artificial intelligence used to enhance nuclear engineering.
Throughout the event, the WNE will conduct guided visits of a selection of stands, including Orano’s, which focuses on reducing dismantling costs and operation-maintenance costs.
Corporate and social responsibility will be one of the major subjects covered during this 2021 edition. Philippe Knoche, Orano’s Chief Executive Officer, will preside over the panel entitled “CSR engagement is increasingly important and the nuclear industry is stepping up” on November 30 at 3 pm.
Another highlight of the event: the WNE Awards! Orano has been nominated in 3 categories: skill management, nuclear safety, and products and innovations.
- Orano Fuel Cycle Process COOC (Corporate Online Open Course), headed up by Orano’s People & Communications Department, is nominated in the “Knowledge Management” category.
- DTPA (Therapeutic approach for the decorporation of inhaled transuranium radionuclides), headed up by the Health, Safety, and Radiation Protection Department in partnership with the CEA, is nominated in the “Nuclear Safety” category.
- KAMIDO robotics solution to sort & quantify legacy nuclear waste, presented by the startup SILEANE in partnership with Orano via the Innovation Department, is nominated in the “Products and Innovations” category.
Finally, on the program at Orano’s stand is the presentation of the Group’s latest innovations, virtual reality simulations, and, especially, an immersive visit of the Orano Tricastin industrial platform that is almost as real as the real thing.