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Slovakia: AREVA sets up partnership with the University of Technology in Bratislava to train future specialists in instrumentation and control systems

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GROUP / REACTORS & SERVICES

July 15, 2014

AREVA has signed an agreement with the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU) to support the development of nuclear technology courses.

Under this partnership, the group will contribute to the development of a teaching program dedicated to instrumentation and control (I&C) systems. Designed for the operation and control of a nuclear power plant, the I&C system is a key component for reactor operations.

The AREVA experts will ensure the training program will provide relevant information and offer the operational skills required to work at nuclear plants. They will also teach certain courses.

“We want to offer the best programs to future professionals and give them access to the latest technology and expertise in each specialist area. We are delighted to be working with AREVA, which, as a market leader in digital instrumentation and control systems and supplier to Slovak nuclear plants, is the ideal partner for the development of these courses,” explained Professor Gabriel Juhás, Dean of STU’s Electrical Engineering and Information Technology department.  

“We are very pleased to be collaborating with such a prestigious education establishment. It will help meet the future needs of the nuclear industry for advanced technical skills,” commented Dr. Stefan Niessen, head of Research & Development at AREVA GmbH.

AREVA offers nuclear operators flexible, reliable and proven solutions in both safety and operational instrumentation and control. To date, the safety-related digital TELEPERM® XS platform has been installed in or ordered for 80 nuclear power plant units in 16 countries for 14 different reactor designs. It is the most widely deployed digital instrumentation and control system in the world.

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