Organisation for maritime nuclear launched

04 April 2024

A new international membership organisation - the Nuclear Energy Maritime Organization (NEMO) - has been launched to bring together stakeholders involved in all aspects of floating nuclear power and nuclear mobility.

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Headquartered in London, UK, NEMO said it aims "to provide a platform for its members to network and facilitate a functional connection between regulators to foster development and exchange best practices".

It said its mission is to help national and international regulators create appropriate future-oriented standards and rules for the deployment, operation and decommissioning of floating nuclear power "allowing floating nuclear power solutions to be deployed with the highest standards of safety, security, and environmental justice".

As such, NEMO said it will seek to provide expert guidance to nuclear and maritime regulators represented at the International Maritime Organisation and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

"Our focus will be to help close the gap between existing regulations for both the nuclear and maritime industries," NEMO said.

The organisation plans to hold regular events, workshops, webinars and publications for its members and the wider public. The organisation also intends to collaborate with other industry associations, government bodies, academic institutions, and civil society organisations to advance the cause of floating nuclear power.

"We are very excited to launch NEMO, which we believe will be a valuable and influential voice for floating nuclear power," said NEMOs inaugural chairman, Mamdouhel-Shanawany, former head of the IAEA Safety Assessment Section and Global Nuclear Director at Lloyd's Register. We invite all stakeholders who share our vision and values to join us and become part of this dynamic and forward-looking alliance."

NEMO said membership is "open to companies with a bona-fide link to the floating nuclear power segment and who meet the organisation's membership criteria, which include a commitment to sustainability, innovation, and excellence".

NEMOs inaugural members are: South Korea's HD KSOE and JEIL Partners Ltd; the UK's Lloyd's Register and Core Power; the USA's BWXT Advanced Technologies LLC, TerraPower and Westinghouse; Japan's Onomichi Dockyard; Norway's VARD Group; France's Bureau Veritas; and Italy's RINA.

Researched and written by World Nuclear News