With the third edition of the 'Yes-I-Do event' the Belgian Nuclear higher Education Network (BNEN) wants to promote its master programme in nuclear engineering. The event combines an introduction to the BNEN programme with presentations by young nuclear experts and technical visits to the innovative SCK•CEN research infrastructure.
The morning programme is dedicated to discovering the BNEN programme, highlighting as well that the development of high-level nuclear competences is essential to ensure the safe and reliable operation of nuclear installations. Only recently, the power plants of Doel 3 and Tihange 2 had to shut down temporarily due to the discovery of unexpected indications in the base metal of the reactor pressure vessels. Two young nuclear experts that have been involved in building the safety case for the restart justification will present their involvement in the project.
In the afternoon programme, technical tours to the SCK•CEN research infrastructure will be organised. Participants can choose between two parallel tracks:
Track 1: Disposal of radioactive waste and decommissioning with visits to
HADES - the underground laboratory
BR3 - Belgian Reactor 3
Track 2: Reactor technology with visits to
LHMA - Laboratory for High and Medium level Activity
Technology building - where new and innovative reactor concepts are first tested and build at semi-industrial scale