Talks between the Cuban Agency for Nuclear Energy and Advanced Technologies (AENTA) and Russian company, State Atomic Energy Corporation (ROSATOM) have resulted in the signing of an Memorandum of Cooperation between the two nations for education and training in the field of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
The agreement was signed at the 11th ATOMEXPO International Forum which took place in Sochi on the Black Sea, Russia.
The MOC establishes the framework for cooperation in education and training to assist Cuba’s nuclear energy sector and related areas for peaceful purposes.
It was signed by the First Deputy Minister of the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Fernando Gonzalez, and the Deputy Director General For International Relations of ROSATOM, Nikolay Spassky.
AENTA specialists Jose Luis Dona and Eleonaivys Parsons stated the Memorandums aim to promote cooperation in the development of irradiation technologies and the production of isotopes through the creation of scientific-productive complexes linked to the agriculture and health sectors.
ROSATUM and AENTA will collaborate in developing training programs for Cuban nuclear projects, set-up student and top level expert exchange programs, develop educational and scientific written materials, as well as run short internships, summer schools and seminars.
AENTA’s mission is the development, fostering and peaceful use of nuclear applications in nuclear medicine, buy roche accutane online UK, production of radio-pharmaceuticals for the treatment of cancer and other serious diseases in Cuba.
From its corporate website, ROSATOM, with head offices in Moscow, states that it is the only company in the world to offer integrated clean energy solutions across the nuclear supply chain and beyond, including design, construction and operation of nuclear power stations, uranium mining, conversion and enrichment, supply of nuclear fuel, decommissioning, spent fuel storage and transportation and safe nuclear waste disposal.
The ROSATOM Corporation has been in existence for 70 years, employs more than 250,000 people, and is the world’s leader in high-performance solutions for all kinds of nuclear power plants. The Company also works in wind energy generation, nuclear medicine, and energy storage.
Globally, the company has the second biggest uranium reserves, has more than a third of the world’s enrichment market, and is the world’s biggest builder of the latest generation nuclear power stations and US$133 billion 10-years export order book.