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ROSATOM, EDF seal MoU in R&D to deepen Innovative Cooperation

The Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation, ROSATOM and the French EDF Group on Wednesday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Development of Innovative Cooperation at the World Nuclear Exhibition 2018 (WNE).

The document was signed by Alexey Likhachev, General Director of ROSATOM and Jean-Bernard Lévy, Chairman and CEO of EDF Group.

The purpose of the MoU is to support the cooperation between the Russian and the French nuclear power industry organizations in the area of research and development, with the aim to develop innovative products and solutions for the benefit of the competitiveness and safety of nuclear power plant and to promote them on the global market.

The signed document specifies areas of potential business cooperation, including the development of additive technologies, energy storage, digitalization and modelling as well as cooperation on fast neutron reactors.

“We have a long-standing and successful cooperation with France in the science and technology sector”, said Alexey Likhachev, “And today we’ve made another important step toward developing the scientific potential of our coutries. That will allow to move not only our companies, but the whole nuclear industry forward”.

Business Hilights recalls that Rosatom is the only company in the world offering integrated clean energy solutions across the nuclear supply chain and beyond, including the design, build and operation of nuclear power stations, uranium mining, conversion and enrichment, the supply of nuclear fuel, decommissioning, spent fuel storage and transportation and safe nuclear waste disposal. With seventy years’ continuous experience, the company is the world leader in high-performance solutions for all kinds of nuclear power plants. It is also working in the segments of wind generation, nuclear medicine, energy storage and other.

Headquartered in Moscow, the company brings together over 300 enterprises and organizations and over 250,000 employees. Globally, the company has the second biggest uranium reserves, has 36% of the world’s enrichment market, and is the world’s biggest builder of the latest generation nuclear power stations with 35 units under construction in 11 countries.

The EDF Group, one of the leaders in the energy market in Europe, is an integrated energy company active in all businesses: generation, transmission, distribution, energy supply and trading. The Group is the leading electricity producer in Europe. In France, it has mainly nuclear and hydraulic production facilities where 95% of the electricity output involves no CO2 emissions. EDF is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange and is a member of the CAC 40 index.

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