Fermi Nuclear Energy Conference


About the conference

Fermi Energia is delighted to invite you to the conference „New Generation Nuclear Energy in Estonia“ taking place on 9th of February 2021 in Tallinn Creative Hub, or join us over the Internet. 

At a time when the world needs more clean energy than ever before, small modular reactors are becoming a serious choice for many European countries to ensure security of supply in any weather. Estonia seeks to be a pioneer of a more knowledge-based energy production in Europe.

Main presentations

Site survey for SMRs in Estonia

Philippe Monette - Department Manager, New Build & Advanced Technologies, Tractebel; Anicet Touré – Nuclear Product Manager, Nuclear Product Manager, Tractebel

How to build an SMR in Estonia quickly?

Claes Andersson - Senior Specialist in Licensing at Vattenfall AB

Security of supply to Baltics from Scandinavia?

Staffan Qvist - Consultant at Qvist Consulting

Program (preliminary)

All times are EET (UTC+2, Tallinn)

9:00 – 10:00

Preparation and morning coffee

10:00 – 10:20

Moderator – Merja Pukari

Opening words

  • Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General, IAEA
  • Torbjörn Wahlborg, Senior Executive Vice President, Vattenfall

10:20 – 10:35

Fermi Energia: decisions and partnerships

  • Sandor Liive, Chairman of the Board, Fermi Energia

10:35 – 11:10

Site screening study for SMRs in Estonia

  • Philippe Monette, Tractebel
  • Anicet Touré, Tractebel

11:10 – 11:30

SMR licencing model for Estonia

    • Nici Bergroth, Fortum
    • Helen Cook, Fermi Energia

11:30 – 11:50

Security of supply to Baltics from Scandinavia?

  • Staffan Qvist

11:50 – 12:30

Political discussion panel
Moderator: Sandor Liive

12:30 – 13:00

SMR projects development overview in Europe

  • Poland
  • Netherlands
  • Ireland
  • Czech Republic
  • Romania

13:00 – 13:30

Signing of “Declaration on SMR licensing” with representatives of EU nuclear utilities & deployment companies.

13:30 – 13:50

How to build an SMR in Estonia quickly?

  • Claes Andersson, Vattenfall

13:50– 14:10

Passive safety of SMRs 

  • Marti Jeltsov, KBFI
  • Rainer Kelk, KBFI

14:10– 14:30

Innovation in spent fuel management

  • Chris Parker, Deep Isolation (TBC)

14:30– 14:50

Role of IAEA in World and in Estonia

  • Reelika Runnel, IAEA

14:50– 15:05

Coffee break

15:05 – 15:25

District heat, steam and hydrogen with SMRs

  • Allan Vrager, Fermi Energia
  • Rainer Küngas, Fermi Energia

15:25- 15:45

Stand up for nuclear

  • Rauli Partanen, author

15:45– 16:30

Discussion: Can SMRs save Estonia and the World?

Moderator: Henri Ormus

 (7 min SMR development and deployment update by vendors)

  • GE Hitachi: BWRX-300
  • Rolls-Royce SMR
  • USNC
  • OPEN100
  • NuScale

16:30– 16:45

Plans for 2021+ by Fermi Energia, Conclusion

  • Kalev Kallemets, CEO, Fermi Energia




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