PARIS, June 27, 2018 – ROSATOM, represented by JSC Atomenergoprom, joined the Nuclear Quality Standard Association. The corresponding document was signed at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris. ROSATOM First Deputy Director General for Corporate Development and International Business, Kirill Komarov signed the agreement from the Russian side. Thierry Zumbihl, the President of the Association and Laurent Kueny, the General Secretary of the Association, signed the agreement from the NSQA side.
Becoming a full member of the Association, ROSATOM got the opportunity to participate in the development and implementation of cutting-edge global quality standards in the field of nuclear energy use.
“Accession 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.
Nuclear Quality Standard Association (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. With seventy years’ continuous experience, the company is the world leader in high-performance solutions for all kinds of nuclear power plants. It is also working in the segments of wind generation, nuclear medicine, energy storage and other. Headquartered in Moscow, the company brings together over 300 enterprises and organizations and over 250,000 employees. Globally, the company has the second biggest uranium reserves, has 36% of the world’s enrichment market, and is the world's biggest builder of the latest generation nuclear power stations with 35 units under construction in 11 countries.