James Fisher Nuclear has signed an agreement with the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) to host a team from the corporation for training and familiarization as a first step in building future cooperation.
The first training session is planned to take place at JFN’s Head Office in November 2016.
“CNNC has many of the same challenges in decommissioning its legacy facilities as exist in the UK Nuclear sector, and recognises the expertise built up by British companies in safely decommissioning high hazard plants.” comments Paul Read, Managing Director of James Fisher Nuclear.
“Our skills in remote handling, manipulation and ROVs have many potential applications in China, and this is the first step to gather a shared understanding of their own challenges in order to assist their decommissioning effort.”
It is expected that the sharing of experience and capability will be a two way flow with potential benefits being delivered to both the Chinese and UK decommissioning sectors.