20 June 2017
Against the backdrop of the International Forum Atomexpo 2017, Group ASE (Engineering Division of the State Corporation Rosatom) and the French engineering company Assystem have signed a memorandum of cooperation for the promotion and implementation of solutions based on the development of ASE’s Multi-D technology. These solutions will serve NPP operators in Europe, Middle East, North Africa and other countries. The agreement was signed by the President of ASE Group Valery Limarenko and Assystem Energy & Infrastructure CEO Stéphane Aubarbier.
The signature of this memorandum enables the start of active cooperation between ASE and Assystem for joint participation in the design, construction and commissioning of new nuclear power plants outside Russia. It will also allow the two companies to work together in the fields of engineering and supply chain management, for both foreign and Russian companies’ products and services, including equipment for nuclear power plants and thermal power plants. Finally, the two groups will also collaborate in the fields of research reactors and NPP decommissioning.
"The synergies arising from the cooperation between ASE and Assystem are obvious: the expansion of the technology application possibilities of Multi-D technology developed by ASE, and broad international presence. As a result, it will bring great benefits for our customers. We hope that this cooperation will allow all the participants to always be one step ahead. "- said Valery Limarenko - president of the ASE Group.
Stéphane Aubarbier, CEO of Assystem Energy & Infrastructure added “This third MOU with Group ASE confirms the strong interest we have in collaborating with the Russian nuclear industry, which one of the best in the world. We are convinced that the expertise and specific technologies as well as the international footprint of each company, will be extremely beneficial for our clients and will contribute to making nuclear energy safer and more competitive.
ASE Group has been established as the engineering division of the State Corporation "Rosatom" by combining the industry's leading companies: JSC Engineering Company "ASE", JSC "Atomstroyexport" JSC, "Atomenergoproekt" and JSC "ATOMPROEKT".
ASE is one of the world's leaders of the nuclear engineering business, having more than 30% of the global NPP construction market.
Representative offices and operating offices of the company ASE operate in 15 countries, almost 80% of the company's portfolio of orders concern projects abroad.
In addition, the company is implementing projects to build facilities for the management of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, thermal energy facilities, as well as providing a full range of EPC, EPCM and PMC services for any complex engineering projects. ASE is the developer and active promoter of innovative project management system for the construction of complex engineering facilities - Multi-D, allowing more effective management of parameters such as: budget, schedule and quality. The company is headed by Doctor of Economics Valeriy Limarenko..
Multi-D technology is a unified portal enabling to access relevant information throw its Information Management System. With an open and modular approach, Multi-D ensures smooth integration of existing software as well as ASE products and engineering tools and procedures. It can be used for NPP projects as well as other complex infrastructures projects, both on the construction and the operation phases.
Assystem is an international group specialised in engineering and is listed on Euronext Paris. As a key participant in the industry for 50 years, Assystem supports its clients in developing their products and managing their capital expenditure throughout the product life cycle. Assystem employs some 12,500 people worldwide and generated €956 million in revenue in 2016.