GE continues to build Vietnam’s nuclear power infrastructure
(VNF) - A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was inked in Hanoi on October 26th between the Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency (VAEA) and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) to enhancing the agency’s understanding of light water reactor technology and nuclear project management.
The agreement calls for GEH and VAEA to cooperate to promote the training and development of qualified human resources associated with the civilian nuclear power program in Vietnam.
“As Vietnam looks to low-carbon nuclear power to meet its burgeoning energy needs, we will continue to support the building of the nation’s nuclear power infrastructure. Through the agreement, GEH will provide practical work experience for VAEA staff in such areas as nuclear safety culture, project management and quality assurance,” said GEH Senior Vice President, David Sledzik.
This agreement is the fourth that GEH has signed in Vietnam in recent months. In February GEH signed an agreement with Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety (VARANS) to promote the human resources training and development in the field of nuclear safety analysis.
In the fall of 2014, MOUs were signed with Hanoi University of Science and Technology and Electric Power University to cooperate in the field of nuclear engineering and technology. Twelve students from the two universities recently completed internships at GEH’s world headquarters in Wilmington, N.C.
“Introducing these students to the nuclear industry and providing them with learning opportunities has been a rewarding experience for us. We look forward to them taking on integral roles in the developing Vietnam’s nuclear industry and we trust that their time with us will help contribute to their future successes,” shared GEH Chief Operations Officer Jay Wileman./.
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