Final Program

Final program will be available in Downloadable Content once released.

General Program

Tuesday 1st November 2022

Plenary session: 
- Opening
- Keynote speeches, including Main Sponsors
Technical sessions (3 in parallel - topics selected based on submitted contributions)
Lunch break
Technical sessions (3 in parallel)
Plenary session: 
- Keynote speeches, including Main Sponsors

Wednesday 2nd November 2022

Plenary session
Technical sessions (3 in parallel)
Lunch break
Technical sessions (3 in parallel)
Closing of Symposium


Conference Dinner

Conference dinner will be on Tuesday 1st of November 2022. Details will be provided later.



Keynote Speakers

The following keynote speakers are confirmed - along with tentative presentation topic:

  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (TEM), Riku Huttunen: Nuclear issues in the new energy system
  • Posiva Oy, Tiina Jalonen: ONKALO® - first in the world for spent nuclear fuel
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Stefano Monti: How the IAEA is supporting Small Modular Reactors
  • Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Marc Tannenbaum: Supply Chains and Advanced Reactors
  • Qvist Consulting Limited, Staffan Qvist: The role of nuclear energy in global decarbonization
  • Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO), Jarmo Tanhua: Lessons learnt from a new build project OL3
  • Fortum Oyj, Simon-Erik Ollus: Fortum - strong in nuclear
  • Fingrid Oyj, Jukka Ruusunen: TBD
  • Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, Juhani Hyvärinen: Thermal hydraulics as a science and its importance on safety and operability of nuclear power plants

Riku Huttunen, Director General of the Energy Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland

Riku Huttunen is the Director General of the Energy Department at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland. He has previously served as Director General of the Finnish Energy Authority and before that in several positions at the Ministry’s Energy Department. He has also worked as Counsellor for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Finland’s Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels.

Riku Huttunen (born 1966) holds a Master’s degree (M. Pol. Sc.) in Economics from the University of Helsinki.

Riku Huttunen

Tiina Jalonen, Senior Vice President, Posiva Oy

Ms. Tiina Jalonen, Senior Vice President, is the Development Director of Posiva Oy and acts a member of the Posiva's Management Group.

She has been widely engaged in Posiva's final disposal programme for over two decades, starting as a development manager in canister and encapsulation techniques of Posiva in 2001.

Today her responsibilities include development of the disposal concept including the natural barrier and the engineered barrier system, site confirmation studies, long-term safety of the final disposal, the safety case, rock characterization for design and construction of the final disposal facility and Olkiluoto monitoring.

She is actively working in international networks of final disposal. She has played a key role in developing the cooperation between Posiva and its counterpart organization in Sweden, SKB, acting now as the Cooperation manager of Posiva. She acts as the Chair of the IGD-TP Executive Group, a coordination group for European Nuclear Waste Management Organizations, where she has been a member since the year 2013.

Tiina also spent six years in metallurgical industry in Outokumpu company, most recently as development manager, where she led product development projects for manufacturing units in Europe and North-America.

Tiina earner a Master's degree in Process Engineering at the University of Oulu, Finland.


Tiina Jalonen

Stefano Monti, Head of the Nuclear Power Technology Development Section, International Atomic Energy Agency

Dr. Stefano Monti is the Head of the Nuclear Power Technology Development Section in the Department of Nuclear Energy of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The Section provides support to Member States and stakeholders for the technology development and deployment of evolutionary and innovative reactors (AWCR, FR, HTGR, MSR, SMR), as well as non-electric applications of nuclear power.


Stefano Monti

Marc Tannenbaum, Senior Technical Executive, Electric Power Research Institute

Marc Tannenbaum is a senior technical executive at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) responsible for EPRI’s Joint Utility Task Group on procurement engineering as well as technical procurement-related projects addressing issues such as reverse engineering obsolescence, quality of procured items, and commercial grade item dedication. Mr. Tannenbaum is a member of the ASME NQA-1 Standards Committee, Engineering and Procurement Processes, and International Affairs Subcommittees, and the Nuclear Supply Chain Strategic Leadership (NSCSL) Executive Committee.


Marc Tannenbaum

Staffan Qvist, Consultant, Qvist Consulting Limited

Staffan Qvist was trained as a nuclear engineer at University of California, Berkeley. Qvist currently leads Qvist Consulting Limited, where he consults on clean energy projects around the world. He contributed his expertise in renewables and nuclear energy development to the book A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow, which examines international responses to climate change with a focus on Sweden’s successful decarbonization using nuclear power.


Staffan  Qvist

Jarmo Tanhua, President & CEO, Teollisuuden Voima Oyj

Jarmo Tanhua has acquired 28 years of experience in the nuclear power industry at Teollisuuden Voima Oyj. He has worked as a planning and project engineer in the electrical engineering and been involved in modernization of the power plants first as a project team member then also as a project manager. When being in charge of the Electrical and Automation Maintenance he gathered most of his practical experience of the nuclear power production and safety culture issues attached.

The work in the Power Plant Engineering Department gave him an excellent view of the plant life extension and modernisation programs as well as the overall management of the company. During the last 10 years, he has been the CEO and President of Teollisuuden Voima Oyj. Most of the tasks are related to the construction and completion of the new nuclear power plant, OL3. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Posiva, where he has been involved in the development, approval phase and construction of the first final disposal facility of the used nuclear fuel in the world.

Jarmo Tanhua

Simon-Erik Ollus, Executive Vice President, Fortum Oyj

Simon-Erik Ollus was appointed as the Executive Vice President of Fortum’s Generation division and a member of Fortum’s Executive Management at the end of March 2021. He leads Fortum’s Nordic power generation in nuclear, hydro and wind power plants and is also responsible for power portfolio optimisation, trading, market intelligence, and global nuclear services.

Simon-Erik Ollus joined Fortum in 2009 as the Group Chief Economist and he has held various roles in strategy and market intelligence over the years. In 2016 he was appointed as the Vice President of the Trading and Asset Optimisation business unit where he was responsible for Fortum’s power trading and dispatching operations in Nordic countries, Baltics and Poland.

Prior Fortum Simon-Erik worked as an advisor at East Office of Finnish Industries and as an economist at the Monetary and Research Department at the Bank of Finland. He has published several articles on natural resource economies and Finnish-Russian economic relations. He holds a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Helsinki.

Simon-Erik Ollus

Jukka Ruusunen, President&CEO, Fingrid Oyj

Jukka Ruusunen is President & CEO of Fingrid Oyj, the national transmission system operator in Finland. He has previously served in various positions at Fortum Power and Heat Oy and Imatran Voima Oy. Before that he worked at Helsinki University of Technology and Helsinki School of Economics. Jukka Ruusunen is docent at Aalto University School of Science and Technology, and Aalto University School of Economics. He is the chairman of the National Emergency Supply Council.

Jukka Ruusunen holds a doctoral degree from Helsinki University of Technology.

Jukka Ruusunen

Juhani Hyvärinen, Professor of Modelling in Nuclear Engineering and Head of Energy Technology Department, LUT University

Dr. Juhani Hyvärinen works as Professor of Modelling in Nuclear Engineering and Head of Energy Technology Department at LUT University, Lappeenranta. Born in 1963, he hold a M.Sc. in Power Plant Engineering and D.Sc.(Tech.) In Nuclear Engineering, both from Lappeenranta University of Technology. He has been with LUT since 2013.

Earlier Dr. Hyvärinen worked as the Chief Nuclear Officer in Fennovoima, from the start-up of the company in 2007 through site selection in 2011 to supplier selection in 2013.

Before Fennovoima, Dr. Hyvärinen held management and expert positions at STUK for 18 years, focusing on safety assessment of legacy reactors and operating reactors, at home and abroad, and safety requirement development for future nuclear reactors.

Prof. Hyvärinen is a member of safety committees of Finnish nuclear power companies and advisory groups to the authorities (STUK and MEAE). From the beginning of 2022 he has been a member of the LUT Board that oversees LUT University management.

Juhani Hyvärinen


SYP2022 - Main Sponsors

ATS Fortum  TVO 


SYP2022 - Supporters