On May 24, 2018 on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum JSC Rusatom Automated Control Systems (JSC RASU, the integrator of ROSATOM in I&C and electrical engineering) signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Schneider Electric (France), the world leader in energy management.
The document is aimed at further cooperation for high safety and reliability, cost-efficiency, as well as better competitiveness of electrical equipment for NPP power units and electric power grid. According to the MoU, the parties are planning to cooperate in the Russian and international nuclear projects. In particular, JSC RASU will consider the possibility to supply electrical equipment manufactured by Schneider Electric to the overseas nuclear power plants of the Russian design, including BOO and BOOT projects. Schneider Electric, in its turn, is ready to consider the possibility to promote the electrical equipment localized at the production facilities of JSC RASU and other authorized companies of ROSATOM in its own international projects, and assist in the international certification of the equipment based on Schneider Electric technologies.
“We expect that both parties will gain extra technological advantages from this cooperation, resulting in the real-life comprehensive projects related to the manufacture and supply of electrical equipment for the international nuclear and non-nuclear projects of ROSATOM. We have already supported each other in personnel training, exchanged the experience, provided consultancy and information support, and we truly believe that such interaction enables us to move the industry forward, improve efficiency and ensure the proper level of safety and reliability of nuclear power generation”, said Mr. Andrey Butko, the Chief Executive Officer of JSC RASU.
According to Mr. Johan Vanderplaetse, Schneider Electric Senior Vice-President, President Russia & CIS, “Schneider Electric has a long history of successful cooperation with ROSATOM and its affiliates in equipment localization. What we need today is the new approach to the development of capabilities and technologies for the future joint work like modernizing the existing products, making new products, certifying the localized products and promoting their sales at the international markets. This MoU is an important step towards such comprehensive approach to the partnership with JSC RASU for the benefit of our key customers in Russia, Europe and elsewhere”.