One year after the signature of the agreement between ASO and I2EN, the two Institutions met again to discuss the progress of their agreement on HCB and the implementation of Turkish training facilities for the nuclear supply chain. The meeting followed a presentation by I2EN’s Director about “Skills development for the nuclear supply chain” at the 2017 International Nuclear Power Plants Summit in Istanbul, Turkey.
From March 8-9, 2017, I2EN participated in the 4th International Nuclear Power Plants Summit (INPPS) in Istanbul, Turkey, together with over 15 other players of the French nuclear industry*. Alongside with the French nuclear expertise workshop coordinated by GIIN which aimed at fostering partnerships between French and Turkish industrials of the nuclear supply chain, I2EN set forth the education & training component of the French nuclear expertise with a presentation on “skills development for the nuclear supply chain”. The presentation highlighted the key competences for the nuclear supply chain, the HR needs for the supply chain for a new civilian nuclear power program, and cooperation opportunities for skills development for the Turkish local supply chain.
The 4th Summit was also an occasion for I2EN to meet with representatives from Ankara chamber of commerce and industry (ASO) with which the Institute signed an MoU in 2016. The two institutions agreed last year to cooperate on HCB and the implementation of Turkish training facilities for the nuclear supply chain. In the past year, many actions have already been implemented such as a visit from 30 representatives from Turkish companies and ASO to AREVA and the Burgundy nuclear cluster in July, the participation of AREVA in GEDIK’s Welding Day in April, and the set-up of a cooperation between ASO technical school and a French vocational high school for the development of a Turkish training facility for reactor maintenance operators. On March 9, 2017, ASO, I2EN, and AFNI met again to discuss the progress of the cooperation and the next steps to take to further implement it.
* CEA – the French Atomic Energy Commission, AFNI – the French International Nuclear Agency, Andra – the French Waste Management Agency, INSTN – the French Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology, IRSN – the French Technical Safety Organization, GIIN – the French Nuclear Suppliers Association, PFME – French-world Electricity Partnership, BUSINESS FRANCE, SFEN – the French Nuclear Energy Society, the French Department of the Environment, Energy, and the Sea, ATMEA, etc.).