Vladimir Asmolov has been elected as the new president of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO). The Rosenergoatom deputy director was voted in during WANO's biennial general meeting in Shenzhen, China. He succeeds China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Co chairman He Yu in the post, and will serve a nominal two-year term.
During the course of the meeting, WANO members have approved a series of wide-ranging new commitments to nuclear safety and pledged support for the recommendations developed by the organisation's post-Fukushima commission.
WANO is a non-profit member organisation established in 1989, bringing together every company in the world that operates nuclear power facilities. Its sole mission is to help its members to achieve the highest levels of operational safety and reliability.