Inalti oficiali canadieni in vizita la Centrala Nucleara Cernavoda (EN)

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) and the Romanian Atomic Forum Association (ROMATOM) are proud to affirm their partnership by the signing another Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation in the nuclear power field.

The MOU was signed by Marina Oeyangen, Director of Operations, on behalf of the President, OCNI and by Mihaela Stiopol, Administrative manager on behalf of Gheorghe Lucaciu, President of ROMATOM, at the end of the first day of a joint meeting of the Canada-Romania Nuclear Industry in Bucharest organized jointly by ROMATOM and the Canadian Embassy.

This MOU outlines several ways that OCNI and ROMATOM will continue to work together in identifying opportunities for nuclear suppliers in Romania and Canada.  The OCNI-ROMATOM MOU will also encourage and facilitate cooperation among Canadian and Romanian nuclear research institutes and universities on nuclear research, development, and nuclear education.

The Canada-Romania trade delegation led by OCNI had senior officials from 15 major nuclear supplier companies engaged in joint meetings with key Romanian manufactures as well as officials from the Ministry of Energy. The delegation also had a site visit to Cernavoda nuclear power plant and discussed ongoing project opportunities with key personnel.

Both the President of OCNI and the Executive Director of ROMATOM expressed their confidence and support for the extension of cooperation between the two organizations.

“OCNI celebrates this MOU signing and looks forward to continuing a strong working relationship with the Romanian nuclear supplier community in supporting the life extension of Cernavoda units 1 &2 and in developing future nuclear projects in Romania that will lead to a secure energy supply in the region, creation of jobs in both Romania and Canada, and to further technological developments” said OCNI President Dr. Ron Oberth.

Gheorghe Lucaciu, ROMATOM Executive Director, stated that: “Romania and Canada are long term partners in nuclear energy beginning with the development of Cernavoda NPP Units 1 and 2 which are among the best performing nuclear units in the world in terms of capacity factor since in-service. We are confident that future cooperation between our organizations will yield future successful projects”.

See photo attachment, from left to right: Mr. Lucian Rusu, Vice-President of Romatom and representative of Walter Tosto, Mrs. Mihaela Stiopol, Administrative Director of Romatom, Mrs. Marina Oeyangen, Director of Operations, Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries, H.E. Kevin Hamilton, Ambassador of Canada to Romania

Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) is an association of more than 200 leading Canadian suppliers to the nuclear industry in Canada and foreign markets. OCI companies employ more than 14,000 highly skilled and specialized engineers, technologists and trades people who design reactors, manufacture major equipment and components, and provide engineering services and support to CANDU nuclear power plants in Canada as well as to CANDU and Light Water Reactor (LWR) plants in offshore markets. OCNI promotes the continued and expanded use of nuclear energy in Canada and supports member companies in both domestic and international nuclear markets.

Romanian Atomic Forum Association (ROMATOM) has more than 35 active member companies that work in nuclear power equipment manufacturing, construction and erection, engineering design, and other services that support the nuclear industry in Romania. ROMATOM communicates with relevant governmental departments in promoting the safe, efficient and sustainable development and application of nuclear energy in Romania. ROMATOM is a member of the European Atomic Forum (FORATOM) and an active party in both the European and the national debate on energy strategy and sustainable policies.

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