Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, represented by Atomenergoprom, joined the Nuclear Quality Standard Association (NQSA).
An agreement to this effect was signed at the World Nuclear Exhibition, held in Paris at the end of last month, said a press release.
Rosatom First Deputy Director General for Corporate Development and International Business Kirill Komarov and NSQA President Thierry Zumbihl and General Secretary Laurent Kueny signed the agreement on behalf of their respective sides.
Becoming a full member of the Association, Rosatom gets the opportunity to participate in the development and implementation of cutting-edge global quality standards in the field of nuclear energy use.
“Access to NQSA proves that Russian experience of quality control in the nuclear industry is in global demand. The state corporation gets an opportunity to influence the setting of common industry standards and requirements,” said Kirill Komarov.
“The membership of Rosatom in the Association will contribute very positively to support the development and implementation of internationally recognised nuclear quality standard,” said Thierry Zumbihl President of NQSA.
NQSA is a nonprofit association jointly launched by Areva and Bureau Veritas in January 2011. Open to all major nuclear utilities, nuclear engineers and manufacturers, NQSA promotes the application of the NSQ-100 standard, and sets a nuclear oriented supplier evaluation process.
Rosatom is the only company in the world to offer integrated clean energy solutions across the nuclear supply chain and beyond, including the design, build and operation of nuclear power stations, uranium mining, conversion and enrichment, the supply of nuclear fuel, decommissioning, spent fuel storage and transportation and safe nuclear waste disposal.