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Ingemar Engkvist appointed Chief Executive Officer of WANO

WANO has appointed Ingemar Engkvist, the current Director of the WANO Paris Centre, as Chief Executive Officer. The appointment was made at the organisation’s Governing Board meeting in Prague on 20 June 2019. Ingemar will formally replace current WANO CEO, Peter Prozesky, on 1 January 2019.

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WANO marks its 30 year anniversary

WANO has evolved significantly from its inaugural meeting in Moscow on 15 May 1989. It now represents more than 120 members who operate more than 430 civil nuclear power reactors around the world.

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WANO encourages governments to ensure export controls do not compromise nuclear safety

The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) is encouraging governments worldwide to ensure that national export control laws do not adversely affect WANO’s ability to maximise the safe operation of commercial nuclear power plants.

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WANO’s members vote to establish a new Branch Office and Support Centre in China

The membership of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), the world’s leading safety organisation for commercial nuclear power plants, has voted to establish a new Branch Office and Support Centre in Shanghai, China. WANO’s strategic move will make it easier for WANO to provide its full range of services to operators located in world’s fastest growing region for commercial nuclear power.

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Win a scholarship to the WNU Summer Institute!

The WNU Summer Institute is composed of an internationally diverse mix of top professionals, known as fellows, working in industry or government service. It provides a global picture on the full spectrum of issues surrounding nuclear energy and develops skills in leadership, communication, planning and organisation. It also offers quality education and nuclear training from the world’s foremost experts and leaders in nuclear science, engineering and business enhanced by practical workshops, interactive platforms and a visit to nuclear facilities.

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WANO appoints Tom Mitchell as its new Chairman

Tom Mitchell brings a raft of experience and expertise to the role, and will continue to drive forward WANO’s mission to enhance nuclear safety and reliability.

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WANO and World Nuclear Association launch new partnership to enhance the performance of the world’s nuclear industry

The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and World Nuclear Association have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), as the basis of a partnership that aims to enhance the performance of nuclear power plants worldwide. Under the agreement, both organisations will work together to discuss challenges and identify solutions to deliver better outcomes for the industry in four key areas; emergency response support, export controls, the nuclear supply chain and capacity building.

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WANO calls on new nuclear entrants to engage earlier to receive maximum support from global industry

WANO has called on new entrants to the nuclear industry to engage with it earlier in the construction and commissioning process. By working closely with the WANO from an early stage in a new nuclear construction project, new entrants will benefit from the maximum support to enable them to achieve an on-time, safe and reliable start-up of their new unit(s).

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WANO conducts a record number of member support missions in 2017

In 2017, WANO completed the most number of member support missions for members within a calendar year - demonstrating the service’s growing popularity.

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WANO calls on industry to build on progress after post-Fukushima improvements

Since Fukushima, WANO and its members have successfully implemented 12 projects to enhance nuclear safety and reliability. The organisation continues to drive new initiatives, such as leadership development, to build on this progress.

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