Apros User Group Seminar 2022 on 26-27 April

Apros® User Group Seminar was held in Hanasaari on 26-27 April 2022

Apros User Group seminar 2022 was successfully organised after a long break due to the pandemic. We were able to gather together in Hanasaari, Espoo, Finland, and share the experiences of dynamic simulation and using Apros. The atmosphere was very positive and the user presentations were very interesting. We learned from a wide range of applications such as commissioning of new nuclear power, operational support of existing nuclear power plants with Apros, digital twins of district heating network, P2X and H2 process simulation with Apros, and code benchmarking and validation.

We had almost 60 participants in the seminar. Great thanks to all of you, and hope to see you all in the next seminar in autumn 2023!


Call for presentations

As the Apros User Group seminar is all about sharing experiences, we would very much like to learn about any projects you have done using Apros, experiences, and feedback for the developers.

The standard presentation length is 20 minutes plus discussion, totalling 30 minutes, and the slot can be shorter or longer by request.

Please, provide the presentation title and a short abstract in order to enable us to review the presentations and to include them into the agenda.

Sign up here


The registration is now open online. Early registration is recommended due to limited space, please register by April 5, 2022.

The registration fee per participant is 450 EUR (exclusive of VAT 24%).

The fee includes refreshments, lunches, networking dinner, and presentation material. Please, note that the cost of accommodation is not included.

Register here

Preliminary Program schedule (will be updated)


We have confirmed two keynote speakers for the event. Fortum’s Senior Technology Expert Sebastian Johansen will talk about Power to X and decarbonization and VTT’s Research Professor Jaakko Leppänen will give an overview of SMR technologies.


Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Power to X – a pathway to decarbonize Europe
Sebastian Johansen, Senior Technology Expert, Fortum

Overview on SMR technologies
Jaakko Leppänen, Research Professor, Reactor Safety, VTT

Tuesday 26 April, Seminar Day 1  
9:00-9:30 Registration and coffee
9:30-18:00 Seminar program
19:00- Networking dinner and evening program
Wednesday 27 April, Seminar Day 2  
9:00-16:00 Seminar program

Venue and accommodation

The seminar is held at Hotel Hanasaari, which is also our warm recommendation for accommodation. The hotel is in a beautiful seaside location just 15 min drive from Helsinki city centre and 1.1 km from the nearest metro station (Koivusaari). The address of the hotel is Hotel Hanasaari, Hanasaarenranta 5, 02100 Espoo, Finland.

Read more about the venue

The seminar venue Hotel Hanasaari has reserved a quota of rooms available for the seminar participants to book for 25–27 April. The prices of the quota rooms are 116 € and 138 € per night (incl. VAT, breakfast) for a single and twin room respectively. Hotel bookings shall be made directly to the hotel with the booking code “Apros/Fortum”. Note that this quota is available until 29 March 2021.

E-mail address for room reservations: reception [at] hanaholmen [dot] fi


Apros training course is organized on the seminar week. The training consists of two independent parts: General Features (April 25) and Special Topics (April 28-29). For more information and registration, read more here.


Should you have any questions or requests e.g. invitation for a visa, please do not hesitate to contact the seminar organizers. Also, if you are interested in a project meeting or customised training during the week, please discuss with your contact person in Fortum or VTT.


Join us in the 8th Apros® User Group seminar!

Matti Paananen, Fortum
matti [dot] paananen [at] fortum [dot] com
+358 41 502 0420

Matti Paljakka, VTT
matti [dot] paljakka [at] vtt [dot] fi
+358 40 833 9407