Past activities

  • 26 Oct

    BNS Workshop October 2017 SCK-CEN, Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol @08:30

    From nuclear data to a reliable estimate of spent fuel decay heat Details Nuclear spent fuel continues to emit heat for hundreds of years challenging both intermediate and final disposal. A reliable estimate of this decay heat is of utmost importance for both the design and safe operation of the repositories. Combining state-of-the-art nuclear data, […]

  • 28 Sep

    Molten Salt Reactor | by Rudy Konings (EC-JRC) Westinghouse, Rue de L'Industrie 43, 1400 Nivelles @18:30

    Molten Salt Reactors (MSR) have gained worldwide interest in recent years due their appealing characteristics with respect to safety and resource utilisation. In this reactor type the fuel is a liquid salt containing the fissile and fertile material to maintain the nuclear chain reaction. The liquid salt also serves as the primary coolant, and as […]

  • 28 Sep

    BNS-YG visit to the Pumps & Motors Workshop at Westinghouse Westinghouse Electric Belgium, Rue de L'Industrie 43, 1400 Nivelles @14.00

    The BNS Young Generation organizes on September 28 a technical visit to the Pumps & Motors Workshop at Westinghouse Electric Belgium in Nivelles at 14:00.   Programme of the afternoon: 14:00 Introduction to Westinghouse 15:30 Visit of the Workshop   The visit will be followed by an Evening Lecture at 18:30 in the offices of […]

  • 15 Jun

    BNS General Assembly & Evening Lecture June 2017 | Thorium fuel – by M. verwerft (SCK-CEN) Engie Towers, Boulevard Simon Bolivar-laan 34, 1000 Brussels

    General assembly Before the evening lecture, BNS and BNS-YG members are also invited to attend the general assembly. The General Assembly will take place on Thursday June 15, 2017 at 18:15, at Boulevard Simon Bolivar-laan 34, 1000 Brussels. Topics on the agenda: BNS and BNS-YG activities in 2017 Approval of the financial reporting of 2016 […]

  • 18 May

    Management of spent fuel in Europe – a survey | by Pierre Kockerols Tractebel Offices @18:30

    (topic to be confirmed)

  • 27 Apr

    After the removal of the nuclear tax – Swedish nuclear industry is ready for Round 2 | by Carl Bergloff Tractebel Offices @18.30

    The Belgian Nuclear Society is proud to present this evening lecture in collaboration with the Swedish Nuclear Society. The topic of the evening will be the removal of the nuclear tax in Sweden. In June 2016 an historical political agreement was made in Sweden, which put an end to 40 years of nuclear power debate. […]

  • 23 Mar

    Decommissioning a nuclear installation? Yes we can! ENGIE Tower, Avenue Simon Bolivarlaan – 1000 Brussels (@ 18.30)

    Belgian skills and expertise in D&D by Vincent Massaut (SCK•CEN and Vice-Chairman of the BNS) The BR3 project was selected in 1989 as European pilot decommissioning project. This pilot project concerned the decontamination and dismantling of a pilot PWR plant. Several techniques of dismantling (and decontamination) were developed and tested in real scale on actual […]

  • 23 Feb

    BNS-YG Scientific Contest 2017 Tractebel Engie @18.30

    The Belgian Nuclear Society has the honor to invite you to its next evening lecture on Thursday February 23, 2016 at the Tractebel Forum. Promising students and young professions will present their work  during the Scientific Contest: Edition 2017. There will be 3 presentations that compete for the BNS prize and a side competition of […]

  • 26 Jan

    “Long Term Operation – Forty is the new twenty” – P. D’Haeyer & R. Verheyden Tractebel Engie @18.30

    Long Term Operation of Belgian NPPs – Forty is the new twenty Mr. Philippe D’Haeyer works for Engie since December 1991. He started his career on Tihange 2 NPP in the Operations Department, where he took different positions in outage coordination and maintenance. Finally in October 2010, he joined the common LTO project. During the […]

  • 24 Nov

    BNS-YG technical visit – IBA – November 2016 IBA (Louvain-la-Neuve)

    Update: the visit will take place on November 24 The BNS Young Generation organizes in the afternoon of November 24 a technical visit to IBA in Louvain-la-Neuve. After a technical introduction to the activities of the company, the audience will have the opportunity to visit the cyclotron workshop. The day will end in Brussels (Tractebel […]

  • 24 Nov

    BNS Evening Lecture November 2016 Tractebel Engie @18.30

    The recent development of proton therapy by Yves Jongen, founder and CEO of IBA The use of protons, and other charged particle beams for radiotherapy was already proposed by Bob Wilson in 1946. The first clinical applications started 20 years later, in the late 1960’s in Berkeley, at Harvard University and in Uppsala (Sweden), in […]

  • 26 Oct

    BNS-YG technical visit – SCK•CEN – October 2016 SCK•CEN (Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol)

    On October 26, 2016, the BNS organizes a workshop in collaboration with SCK•CEN around the activities of the BR2 reactor following to the refurbishment of its beryllium matrix. As an ideal complement to this workshop, the BNS-YG proposes to organize the same day  a visit of the BR2 reactor for the young generation! This unique […]

  • 26 Oct

    BNS / ENGIE / SCK•CEN Technical Workshop on BR2 SCK•CEN LakeHouse, Boeretang 201, 2400 Mol

    This workshop is intended to introduce the unique features of the Belgian Reactor 2, the most performing operating material test reactor in Europe today.  A selected panel of experts from the operator and user community  will highlight the different trends in current R&D for applications of nuclear technology and how the BR2 reactor is contributing […]

  • 28 Sep

    BNS Evening Lecture September 2016 Promotiezaal KU Leuven, Universiteitshal, Naamsestraat 22, 3000 Leuven @15.30

    For the September EVL, the BNS will join its efforts with the BNEN: you are kindly invited to the official opening of the 15th academic year of the BNEN Interuniversity Programme in nuclear engineering, on September 28 2016 in the afternoon, in Leuven. Two interesting lectures are scheduled: “Gravitational Waves Exist: The inside story of […]

  • 23 Jun

    BNS General Assembly & Evening Lecture June 2016 Brussels, Av. Des Arts - Kunstlaan 56, 1000 Brussels @18:15

    General assembly and Evening Lecture Use of radioactive tracers in sands By Ir-geol Bernard Malherbe, Director Project Development at Jan de Nul Group.

  • 26 May

    BNS Evening Lecture May 2016 Brussels, Engie Towers @18:30

    “Doel 3 and Tihange 2: A robust – made in Belgium safety case” by Jean Van Vyve (Tractebel Engie). In the summer of 2012, inspections of the reactor vessels of Doel 3 and Tihange 2 nuclear power stations revealed the presence of indications that required in-depth analyses. Electrabel carried out a thorough investigation in response […]

  • 12 May

    BNS YG Lecture at UHasselt Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek, Building D, Agoralaan, Aula H5 @19:00

    UHasselt, Nuclear Technology and the Belgian Nuclear Society Young Generation (BNS YG) both aim at promoting the education and the transfer of knowledge in nuclear science. As a synergy of their missions, UHasselt and the Belgian Nuclear Society Young Generation cordially invite you to a joint event, in the form of a lecture on: “The […]

  • 28 Apr

    BNS Evening Lecture April 2016 Brussels, Tractebel Engineering @18:30

    “Climate Change” by Prof. A. Berger The accumulation of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere due to the use of fossil fuels for the production of energy, the release in traces of other gases which could modify the radiative balance of the climatic system, the intensive deforestation and the artificial modification of the soil linked […]

  • 24 Mar

    BNS Evening Lecture March 2016 – Cancelled! Av. des Arts - Kunstlaan 56, 1000 Brussels, @18:30

  • 25 Feb

    BNS YG Scientific Contest 2016 Brussels, Tractebel Engineering @18:30

    Announcement: PPT BNS Young Generation 2016 Rules: see Scientific Contest page

  • 28 Jan

    BNS General Assembly & Evening Lecture January 2016 Brussels, Engie Towers, Simon Bolivarlaan 34, 1000 Brussels @18:15

    BNS General Assembly, followed by an Evening Lecture: European Human Resources Observatory for Nuclear by Massimo Flore (JRC European Commission) and Ferry Roelofs (NRG) The European Human Resource Observatory for Nuclear (EHRO-N) provides the European Commission with essential data related to supply and demand for nuclear experts in the EU28 and the enlargement and integration […]

  • 24 Nov

    BNS General Assembly & Evening Lecture November 2015 – Cancelled! Avenue des Arts / Kunstlaan 56 – 1000 Brussels (same building as the Nuclear Forum)

  • 22 Oct

    BNS Workshop October 2015 Euridice (Mol)

    Workshop on “Waste Management” Activity: Seminar + visit Hades underground laboratory This workshop aims at providing a comprehensive overview of the R&D conducted in Belgium, but also at European level, in the framework of nuclear waste disposal. This research can be typified as truly multi-disciplinary, with not only techno-scientific research areas but also ethical/societal aspects. […]

  • 24 Sep

    BNS Evening Lecture September 2015 Engie Towers Brussels

    “Exporting Nuclear Materials Items and Technology from Belgium: An Impossible Challenge?” by Prof. Dr. Quentin Michel (ULg) Invitation EVL September 2015

  • 25 Jun

    BNS General Assembly & Evening Lecture June 2015 Tractebel Engineering

    “ITER, A Key Step Towards Fusion Power” by Jérôme Pamela (Iter France). Invitation EVL June 2015

  • 28 May

    BNS Evening Lecture May 2015 Tractebel Engineering

    “The UK’s Need for New Nuclear and the Challenge of Financing Projects” by Robert Armour (Gowlings UK LLP). Invitation EVL May 2015

  • 28 Apr

    BNS Evening Lecture April 2015 Tractebel Engineering

    “Reactor Pressure Vessel Issue of Doel 3 and Tihange 2 – The Way to Tackle this Unprecedent Challenge” by Jean Van Vyve (GDF SUEZ). Invitation EVL April 2015

  • 26 Mar

    BNS YG Scientific Contest 2015 Tractebel Engineering, Brussels @18:30

    BNS Scientific Contest 2015 Presentations BNS Scientific Contest 26 March 2015

  • 26 Feb

    BNS Evening Lecture February 2015 Tractebel Engineering, Brussels @18:30

    “Scientific and Political Challenges in Euratom Nuclear Fission Research” by Georges Van Goethem (European Commission). Invitation EVL February 2015

  • 28 Jan

    BNS Evening Lecture January 2015 Westinghouse EMEA HQ, Brussels @18:30

    “Electricity Scarcity in the Belgian Nuclear Power Market” by Pierre-Henri D’Haene (Altran). Invitation EVL January 2015