Scheider Electric and JSC Rusatom sign nuclear and electric collaboration deal

Scheider Electric and JSC Rusatom have signed a MoU to collaborate on nuclear projects

By Energía16


Scheider Electric and JSC Rusatom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, according to a press release published by Rusatom.

The deal was signed on May 24, 2018, on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Attendees included Rusatom Automated Control Systems (JSC RASU, the integrator of ROSATOM in I&C and electrical engineering) and French Scheider Electric, leader in energy management.

The document is aimed at further cooperation for high safety, reliability, and cost-efficiency. Its purpose is also a better competitiveness of electrical equipment for NPP power units and electric power grid. According to the MoU, the parties are planning to cooperate in the Russian and international nuclear projects.

In particular, JSC RASU will consider the possibility to supply electrical equipment manufactured by Schneider Electric to the overseas nuclear power plants of the Russian design, including BOO and BOOT projects.

Schneider Electric and JSC Rusatom are ready to collaborate. Schneider Electric is ready to consider the possibility to promote the electrical equipment localized at the production facilities of JSC RASU and other authorized companies of ROSATOM in its own international projects. It will also assist in the international certification of the equipment based on Schneider Electric technologies.

Scheider Electric and JSC Rusatom ready to join efforts

ROSATOM expects that both parties will gain technological advantages from this cooperation. Therefore, expectations include comprehensive projects related to the manufacture and supply of electrical equipment. Said equipment will be used in ROSATOM’s international nuclear and non-nuclear projects.

“We have already supported each other in personnel training, exchanged the experience, provided consultancy and information support. We truly believe that such interaction enables us to move the industry forward. It will help improve efficiency and ensure the proper level of safety and reliability of nuclear power generation”. said Mr. Andrey Butko, the Chief Executive Officer of JSC RASU.”

According to Johan Vanderplaetse, Schneider Electric Senior Vice-President, President Russia & CIS, “Schneider Electric has a long history of successful cooperation with ROSATOM and its affiliates in equipment localization. What we need today is the new approach to the development of capabilities and technologies for the future joint work like modernizing the existing products, making new products, certifying the localized products and promoting their sales at the international markets.”

This commitment is a significant step towards a comprehensive approach to the partnership between Scheider Electric and JSC Rusatom. Furthermore, it benefits key clients in Russia, Europe, and other places, the executive stated.

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