Nuclear power industry is a key field for us and we exercise almost 70 percent of our contracts there. Therefore we regularly participate in all major events and International Nuclear Forum Atomexpo 2018 undoubtedly belongs to one of them. „Global partnership joints success“ was the main topic of the anniversary Forum.
ZAT belongs to significant suppliers of control systems for nuclear blocks VVER 440 and VVER 1000 both in Europe and in the world. „Participation in the nuclear Forum was very helpful for us in relation to getting new information on innovations in the field of technology, products as well as technical solutions. At the same time important from the point of view of making and intensifying contacts with foreign partners,“ says Karel Stočes, Director of the ZAT Nuclear Power Engineering Division.
Program of the Forum included over 20 round table discussions and panel discussions in which there took part more than 200 experts. Main attention was paid to international cooperation in construction of nuclear power plants, development of digital technology, experts´ training, development of nuclear infrastructure and ensuring nuclear safety. 3000 participants from 68 countries took part in the event.
The Forum was opened by Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Aleksei Likhachev, Director General of the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM, Agneta Rising, Director General of World Nuclear Association (WNA), William D. Magwood IV, Director General, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and Jacques Regaldo, Chair of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO).
Agneta Rising said in her opening speech: „The first Atomexpo Forum was held in 2009 in Moscow and since this time there have been connected to the network 50 new nuclear units, one half of it in the course of the last three years. During the following two years 30 more units are supposed to be put into operation. „And just applying our products within reconstruction and construction of new nuclear power plants - it is our long-term goal,“ says Karel Stočes.