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Kinectrics Signs New Agreement to Expand International Nuclear Research

February 16, 2016

David Harris, President and CEO of Kinectrics International, has announced the signing of an agreement with The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) in the Republic of Korea to collaborate in nuclear research, including the exchange of technical information, to provide services to clients in Korea and abroad. The new agreement, a Memorandum of Arrangement for Technical Cooperation (MOATC), was also signed by Dr. Won Pil Baek, Senior Vice President, on behalf of KAERI.
 
Kinectrics International and KAERI present a strong team bringing together the technical strengths of both organizations. This 2016 agreement facilitates the future practical exchange of scientific and technological information, particularly in the area of nuclear materials performance. Both Kinectrics International and KAERI anticipate ongoing, close scientific cooperation in several fields related to the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
 
Kinectrics brings its established capabilities in nuclear engineering, inspection, structural integrity assessment, contract R&D, safety and licensing, waste management, and nuclear regulatory support services. In addition, the agreement with KAERI builds on decades of Kinectrics’ success working on nuclear projects in Korea.
 
KAERI is a global leader in nuclear energy research and development, with highly-skilled personnel undertaking work in a variety of fields, including nuclear reactor design, nuclear fuel development, reactor thermal-hydraulics and nuclear safety. The Deajeon site includes a research reactor (HANARO) and hot cell facilities for post-irradiation examination of reactor fuel and components.
 
During the meetings in Daejeon, Korea, the Kinectrics team was introduced to KAERI technical personnel, and also toured the company’s Irradiated Material Examination Facilities, which Harris declared “a modern facility that has been very well designed─very impressive”.
 
Accompanying Harris on the January visit were Andrew Celovsky and Andrew Wallace, both senior Technical Directors from the Kinectrics Materials and Major Components group.