GE signs MoU with Vietnam agency on nuclear power training

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 15:59

HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) on October 26 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency (VAEA) aimed at enhancing the agency's understanding of light water reactor technology and nuclear project management.

Attendees include Susan Sutton, deputy chief of mission of the US Embassy and Chu Ngoc Anh, vice minister of the Viet Nam Ministry of Science and Technology.

The agreement calls for GEH and VAEA to cooperate to promote the training and development of qualified human resources associated with the civilian nuclear power program in Vietnam.

GEH senior vice president, David Sledzik, said: "As Viet Nam looks to low-carbon nuclear power to meet its burgeoning energy needs, we will continue to support the building of the nation's nuclear power infrastructure."

Through the agreement, GEH will provide practical work experience for VAEA staff in such areas as nuclear safety culture, project management and quality assurance.

Viet Nam is planning to build more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear generating capacity by 2030.

The agreement with VAEA is the fourth that GEH has signed in Viet Nam in recent months.

In February GEH signed an agreement with Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety to promote human resources training and development in the field of nuclear safety analysis.

Last year, MOUs were signed with Ha Noi University of Science and Technology and Electric Power University to cooperate in the field of nuclear engineering and technology. — VNS

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