France’s Orano TN, the nuclear logistics subsidiary of the Orano Group announced that it has concluded a strategic partnership agreement with testing, inspection and certification services company Bureau Veritas to support the maritime transport of nuclear materials, rare earth elements and medical sources.
The partners intend to develop a "new offer for the inspection and certification of ships as well as the ports through which materials transit," particularly in African and Asian markets.
The partnership also covers the design of casks for the transport and storage of nuclear materials. Bureau Veritas will verify the manufacturing process by providing its expertise in the inspection of production sites. Orano and Bureau Veritas also plan to pool their inspection resources and develop innovative digital tools.