Following the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between CEOC International and EFNDT, the European Federation for Non-Destructive Testing, in June last year, the creation of a joint committee looking after NDT issues had been decided.
The joint committee held its first meeting under the chairmanship of Cesar Buque (Applus RTD/CEOC), on 09 and 10 February 2011. The well-attended meeting finished in a very positive mood and promises to generate a number of interesting projects for both, CEOC and EFNDT.
Issues include construction and inspection of nuclear power plants, training and certification of personnel, harmonisation of standards and regulations, standardisation methodology of new technologies etc.
Several presentations were given on behalf of the committee members. In addition, Antonio Cipollaro (European Commission DG Research) had been invited as external guest speaker to discuss cooperation and funding of NDT projects at EU level. Cooperation to be continued.
Next meetings, a.o.:
- 30 May CEOC International General Assembly and Committee meetings (among them NDT) in Warsaw;
- 21-23 September (tbc) next meeting of the joint CEOC-EFNDT NDT committee.
For more information on the work of the joint CEOC-EFNDT committee on Non-Destructive Testing, please e-mail to the CEOC EU Affairs Manager Astrid Silvia Grunert: email@example.com