Lecture: Opportunities and challenges of overseas investment in China's nuclear energy industry

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Topic

Opportunities and challenges of overseas investment in China's nuclear energy industry -- A practical analysis of China-UK nuclear energy cooperation under The Belt and Road Initiative

Abstract

Focusing on Opportunities and challenges of overseas investment in China's nuclear energy industry, this lecture makes practical analysis of China-UK nuclear energy cooperation under The Belt and Road Initiative. The topics covered in the lecture will be:

  • Prospects available in China's nuclear energy industry and consider related developments;
  • Current “hot topics” in the nuclear industry;
  • Business practice in the global energy industry.
The speaker will discuss how team cooperation, business negotiation and utilizing the internet to process information are used to successfully meet current and future challenges, along with the importance of creative thinking and enhancing the ability to debate.

Speaker

Dr. Shengke Zhi, FNucl, MIET, CEng

Manager for New Nuclear Development, Wood Plc

Joining Wood Plc (formally Amec Foster Wheeler) nuclear business in 2012, Shengke has involved in the transformation for the business into a leading reactor technology of consultancy, engineering and project management services in the nuclear sector. His current role is the Manager for New Nuclear Development for Wood Nuclear Business. His responsibility is to continuously grow business to achieve medium- and long-term objectives by providing strategic direction and insights.

Shengke is a proactive advocate of shaping and developing collaborations between UK Supply Chain and Chinese Supply Chain through sourcing and developing the crucial expertise and capacity building that this requires. He has also been integral in developing Wood Nuclear Business and supporting some of the world’s utilities with their nuclear ambitions. In Addition, Shengke is also the Nuclear Envoy in Manchester China Forum that was launched by Chancellor George Osborne in May 2013 and the Deputy Chair for international journal of Nuclear Future that is the official journal of Nuclear Institute in the UK.

He committed to not only promising career but also arts and educations sectors for many years. He gives Science Technical Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) talks in local school and is the Vice Chairman of Centre of Chinese Contemporary Arts (CFCCA), sponsored by Arts Council of England. He is now working with Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to develop the very first
Chinese garden in the United Kingdom.

Shengke was born in China and came to Manchester in 2003. He holds an Engineering degree from China, PhD in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Manchester and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Alliance Manchester Business School.

Shengke is a cyclist who has completed a number of cycling challenges and raises over £15,000 for charities, such as SOS Children Villages.