Russia’s ASE, the engineering division of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, and France-based Bureau Veritas, a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services, on 27 June signed a memorandum of understanding providing for the development of a strategic partnership in the development of digital platforms.
The document is aimed at improving the efficiency of supervision of nuclear plants and other industrial facilities by regulatory bodies. The memorandum envisages the joint development of a digital platform designed to assess the compliance and regulatory oversight of the development of international projects using VVER technologies (including projects in Finland, Hungary, Turkey, Egypt, India, China and other countries), and to assess the possibilities of expanding this platform and its subsequent application for nuclear plant projects in Russia, as well as for non-nuclear technical facilities.
Both companies are already using the latest developments based on the Dassault 3D technology system, which will promote cooperation. ASE senior vice president for development, Ivan Borisov, said the new partnership aimed “to jointly develop a digital platform for all phases of the life cycle of NPPs”. He added: “Digital interaction with inspection and supervisory bodies within a single platform will significantly increase the transparency, speed and efficiency of certification and licensing processes. The unification of our efforts will allow creating innovative technologies to ensure efficient and reliable operation of nuclear power plants on the world market.”
Photo: ASE and Bureau Veritas sign a memorandum of understanding at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris