Rosatom America Latina and Chilean Commission of Nuclear Energy sign a memorandum of understanding to promote cooperation in the nuclear and lithium sphere

Sochi — May, 14th. Rosatom America Latina (regional branch of «Rusatom International Network») and the Chilean Commission of Nuclear Energy (CCHEN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation in the nuclear and lithium sector in Chile.

The document was signed by RLA’s President Ivan Dybov and CCHEN’s Executive Director Patricio Aguilera Poblete, on the fields of the Х International Forum ATOMEXPO 2018, held in Sochi, Russia.

This MoU is aimed at promoting mutual cooperation in the peaceful use of atomic energy, including the modernization and life extension of the research reactor in the Republic of Chile; application of radiation technologies in medicine, agriculture, science and other related fields; back-end; development and application of technologies for extraction of lithium from brines and production of lithium products, including battery quality and co-production of cathode materials, battery cells and other high-tech products based on lithium and its compounds.

«We believe that the signing of this MoU has set a fundamental step in our cooperation with Chile in many directions. Backed by more than 70 years of operation and construction of safe and referenced technologies, we are ready to offer Chile our unique expertise in many areas including nuclear medicine, applications for agriculture and lithium products», said I. Dybov.

According to the frame of MoU, the parties will create working groups for regular interaction with a view preparing proposals on a list of specific cooperation projects that will be agreed upon in separate binding agreements (contracts) between organizations of the parties.

Background:

Russian-Chilean interaction in the nuclear energy is regulated by the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Chile on cooperation in the field of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes of June 29, 2005.

Rusatom International Network is a non-profit organization within the ROSATOM State Corporation structure, that meets the challenges of developing and managing a network of foreign regional centers. The company’s structure incorporates 11 regional centers. The main tasks of the company and the regional centers include business development, promotion of Russian nuclear industry’s products and services on the global market, as well as ROSATOM State Corporation international communication support. One of the main functions of the company is the coordination of foreign economic activities of enterprises in the ROSATOM State Corporation structure.