On 21-24 November 2017, the Joint China-Ukraine Xianchu Nuclear Power Decommissioning Academy will be first presented in Ukraine during the International Forum “Innovation Market”. State Ukrainian enterprises, namely the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS), Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the private company Qingdao Xianchu Energy Development Group Company, are the participants of the Academy.
“Our cooperation is a powerful mixture of invaluable practical experience, advanced technologies of Ukraine and unlimited market potential, financial and economic capabilities of China, which will ensure the rapid development of the China-Ukraine Xianchu Nuclear Power Decommissioning Academy on the way to the world recognition in the sphere of technologies and innovations on nuclear decommissioning”, commented Chen Kun, Head of the Xianchu Group.
Currently, activities are underway on the registration of the joint enterprise and start of the construction of administrative buildings and facilities on the laboratory and production base of the Academy in the Free Economic Zone of Qingdao (China).
The main areas of the China-Ukraine Xianchu Nuclear Power Decommissioning Academy are to develop technologies that can be used to eliminate consequences of nuclear accidents and innovations in the field of robotics. The separate area of the Academy is to introduce the technologies on the remediation of radioactively contaminated territories that are planned to be used in China and which were approved in the Chornobyl exclusion zone.
“The creation of radiation resistant robotics and implementation of technologies for the remediation of radioactively contaminated territories are strategic areas of experts from Ukraine and China”, stated Anatolii Nosovsky, Director of the Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. “Cooperation with Ukrainian scientists, who have 30 years of experience in mitigation of consequences of the Chornobyl accident, as well as experience of our Chinese colleagues who actively develop reliable robotics is of significant importance for both our countries”.
Decommissioning of nuclear installations in China is an important area of the Joint China-Ukraine Academy, especially under conditions of intensive development of Chinese nuclear industry.
“Experts of our enterprise have enormous experience in decommissioning of nuclear power plants and radioactive waste management”, added Ihor Shevchenko, SSTC NRS Director. “We are ready to share our knowledge and experience with colleagues from China. It is extremely important for us not only to study and extend our horizons of international cooperation, but we are also focused on the development and maintenance of high radiation safety standards around the world. All parties will benefit, if our Joint China-Ukraine activities contribute to this”.
The joint innovations, technologies and products of the China-Ukraine Academy will fully meet the needs of both countries in decommissioning of nuclear installations and unite efforts on the way to a technological breakthrough in solving urgent technological problems.
“Creation and rapid development of the joint enterprise will be a significant contribution of its founders to the global development of scientific and technical cooperation of Ukraine and China, establishment of close relations between enterprises, strengthening and intensification of political ties between the states”, Chen Kun concluded.
We invite to visit the exposition of the Joint China-Ukraine Xianchu Nuclear Power Decommissioning Academy and take advantage to communicate with experts on radiation safety and robotics from the Ukrainian and Chinese parties.
The exposition is presented in the frameworks of the International Forum “Innovation Market” at the following address: Kyiv, 15 Brovarsky Ave (International Exhibition Center), entrance 1-C, pavilion No. 1, exhibition area of China, booth CHN-14.
Press-service SSTS NRS