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.
Peter Prozesky, Chief Executive Officer at WANO, commented: “We are delighted to announce this new agreement with World Nuclear Association. It formalises and strengthens the close and successful working relationship that already exists between the two organisations. At WANO, our mission is to maximise the safety and reliability of nuclear power plants globally. By working more closely with World Nuclear Association, we will harness each organisation’s expertise, track record, resources and influence to improve these key areas of mutual interest, for the benefit of our members and the world’s nuclear industry.”
The organisations have agreed to work together in the area of emergency response by exchanging information, while always respecting confidentiality – which is a fundamental part of WANO’s ethos and commitment to its members.
Agneta Rising, Director General at World Nuclear Association, stated: “Our mission is to promote a wider understanding of nuclear energy among key international influencers by producing authoritative information, developing common industry positions, and contributing to the energy debate. World Nuclear Association is the organisation in charge of providing communication support to the industry, the public, and the media also in emergency situations, and this role will be enhanced through cooperation with WANO.”