Rusatom Service held a roundtable on the nuclear infrastructure during the XI International ATOMEXPO 2019 Forum

A roundtable on the nuclear infrastructure organized by AO ‘Rusatom Service’ was held as a part of the business program of the XI International ATOMEXPO 2019 Forum.

Over 150 visitors from 20 countries attended the roundtable on the subject of ‘Establishment of the nuclear infrastructure as an integral step towards sustainable atomic projects’.

The welcome speech was given by Mikhail Chudakov, the Deputy CEO of the IAEA, the Director of the Nuclear Power Department. Elina Teplinsky, a partner at the American law firm Pillsbury, was a moderator.

The key goal of the roundtable was to foster a dialogue between visitors from Russia, Egypt, Turkey, Zambia, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, Bolivia and international organizations, foster exchange of experience and best practices in the advancement of national nuclear power program management systems and safety regulations in the nuclear power industry, specifically: human resources development, enhancement of a regulatory framework, involving manufacturing companies in the process of building nuclear power facilities, etc.

Guests representing countries that develop their own nuclear power programs and start their journey to perfecting those programs presented their reports. Among the speakers were Prof. Dr. Amgad El Wakeel, the Chairman of the Executive Council at the Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA, Egypt), İbrahim Halil Dere, CEO at the Nuclear Power Department of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (Turkey), Toni Hemminki, President at Fennovoima company (Finland), Dr. Roland Msiska, head of ZAMATOM (Zambia), Zhurabek Tursunpulatovich Mirzamahmudov, CEO of ‘Uzatom’ (Republic of Uzbekistan).

Several IAEA experts have shared their expertise and experience in the nuclear infrastructure development: David Drury, Head of the Nuclear Knowledge Management Section, Jose Bastos, Technical Lead of the infrastructure development projects for countries embarking in nuclear power programs, as well as Greg Kaser, a project manager at the World Nuclear Association (WNA).

At the end, Alexander Viktorovich Bychkov, the Rosatom State Corporation representative in Vienna, the Senior Counsellor of the Russian Federation’s Permanent Mission to the international organizations in Vienna, addressed the audience saying that the nuclear power development in any country calls for a systematic approach and makes a huge contribution into pursuing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Rusatom Service JSC (www.rusatomservice.ru) is a member of the "Electric Power" division of The Rosatom State Corporation. The company provides full range of services and supplies required for maintenance and repair for the foreign nuclear power plants that operate VVER-type reactors. Now, the company has been present on the market in almost every country with existing NPP VVER power units outside Russia. 

The Rusatom Service holds leading positions in the markets of China, Iran, Bulgaria and Armenia and acts as a general contractor of works for lifetime extension, implementation of scheduled preventive maintenance and upgrading the equipment at VVER nuclear power plants.  

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