On June 27, 2018, during the World Nuclear Exhibition organized in Paris, Bureau Veritas and ASE (Engineering division of ROSATOM), signed the Memorandum of Understanding covering the establishment of the strategic partnership for the development of a digital platform to enhance the efficiency of regulatory Oversight of Nuclear Power Plant and other industrial facilities.
The main objective of the Memorandum is to investigate together the development of a digital platform covering conformity assessment and regulatory oversight of the international NPP projects where VVER technology is promoted (Finland, Hungary, Turkey, Egypt, India, China and other countries), as well as to review the opportunity to extend this platform to other Russian domestic nuclear projects and to other non-nuclear engineering projects.
Both companies have already implemented advanced development based on Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, which will facilitate their cooperation.
“With this agreement, we are establishing a strategic partnership with Bureau Veritas, the world leader in certification, testing and control activities with a view to develop a digital platform for all the phases of the NPP life cycle. Digital interaction with inspection and supervisory bodies within the unified digital platform will significantly improve the transparency, speed and efficiency of certification and licensing processes. The integration of our efforts will allow us to create the innovative technologies to ensure efficient and reliable operation of the NPPs in the world market.” says Mr. Ivan BORISOV, Senior Vice President Business Development, ASE.
For Laurent KUENY, Vice President Strategy, Bureau Veritas Group: “This cooperation is a very significant step in Bureau Veritas Strategy to digitalize conformity assessment and regulatory oversight as part of asset integrity management, in particular for the nuclear industry. Its international nuclear expertise conjugated with a strong local presence will allow Bureau Veritas to support companies during the procurement, construction and operation phases of what will become the largest fleet in the world.”
ASE (Engineering division of ROSATOM) by merging four leading companies of the industry: (JSC ASE EC - Atomstroyexport JSC - Atomenergoproekt JSC - ATOMPROEKT JSC) ASE is one of the global leaders in nuclear power engineering and holds 30% of the global NPP construction market. ASE has representative offices, branch offices and operational offices operating in 15 countries around the world, with almost 80% of its portfolio coming from the projects abroad. Besides the company also provides services in the field of NPP decommissioning, construction of facilities for RAW and SNF management, research reactors, thermal power plants as well as a full range of EPC, EPC(M) and PMC services for any complex engineering assets. ASE company develops and implements an innovative Multi-D project management system in the area of complex engineering objects construction which allows more efficient budget, time frame and quality management.
About Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has around 75,000 employees located in more than 1,400 offices and laboratories around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index.