|February 5th||In the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding, signed between Perma-Fix Environmental Service, Inc., and RATEN, representatives of Perma-Fix Medical Company have visit the Mioveni Nuclear Platform, the Research Infrastructure operated by RATEN ICN: the TRIGA-ICN Research Reactor and the Post-Radiation Examination Lab. Based on the activities and experience acquired by both partners in the field of medical radioisotope production to date, the future collaboration priorities have been was established.|
|February 4th||The General Director, Cristian GENTEA signed the Memorandum of Understanding between RATEN and Perma-Fix Environmental Inc to implement a new method of obtaining the Tc 99 generators in the Hot Cells of RATEN ICN. The application of the patent process developed by Perma-Fix will support the absence of the Mo-99 radioisotope in nuclear medicine and thus will contribute to the development of a clean and safe process, that meets the requirements concerning environmental issues, material reprocessinging , treatment of high-activity waste and without any proliferation concerns.
The event was organized at the Energy Ministry headquarters and was attended by the Minister of Energy, Mr. Anton ANTON, and the State Secretary, Robert TUDORACHE.
|April 6||Mr. Cristian GENTEA, RATEN General Director, the RATEN ICN Board and Post-Irradiation Examination Laboratory (LEPI) specialists, received the visit of the United States Department of Energy (DoE), led by Mrs. Maegon BARLOW, Director, Office of Radiological Security, accompanied by the CNCAN representative.
The analysis of the work carried out in the framework of contracts for decommissioning of radioactive sources, used for medical purposes at several hospitals in the country, as well as the visit to LEPI, the laboratory where the experimental activity was actually carried out, have been the priorities of the meeting.
The DoE delegation appreciated the efforts made to finalize the contracts, the professionalism and the competence demonstrated by RATEN ICN experts in their activities with radiation sources. It was expressed the intention to continue the collaboration within this partnerships.
|March 14||Representative of the Partnership for Research and Education for Advanced Nuclear Systems (CESINA), Mr. Constantin PĂUNOIU, Director RATEN ICN, signed the Memorandum of Understanding between CESINA and SN Nuclearelectrica SA (SNN) on March 14, 2018.
The document aims to accelerate the development and use of low-carbon technologies, improving new technologies and reducing costs by coordinating national R&D efforts in the field, promoting the collaborative opportunities by implementing the ALFRED Demonstrator in Romania.
|February 28||RATEN, represented by General Director Cristian GENTEA, signed the Agreement between the Commissariat of Atomic Energy and Alternative Energy (CEA) and the Nuclear Energy Technologies Company (RATEN) in the field of nuclear science and technology, in the presence of Mr. Robert Tudorache, State Secretary in the Ministry of Energy.
On this occasion, a Scientific Seminar, dedicated to research reactors, and a technical visit to TRIGA-ICN reactor and Post-Irradiation Examination Lab were also organized.
|November 9||RATEN, as organiser, participates in CNR-CME Conference, Nuclear Energy – Safe, Sustainable and Competitive in Romania, at the headquarters of Politechnica University of Bucharest. The RATEN delegation held lectures on national priorities for Research Development and Technological Engineering in the nuclear energy field.
|October 25||Visit of US Embassy representatives in Bucharest, Ms. Stephanie Boscaino, Economic Officer, and Mr. Bogdan Mihăila, Program Director in the Division of Physics, National Science Foundation, Embassy Science Fellow, aiming to strength the collaboration in the nuclear energy research and development area, between the United States and România.|
|October 18||The RATEN Delegation participates in Trade Winds, the largest annual US trade mission, aimed at creating business partnerships between our countries. At its 10th edition, the event is the largest government trade mission in the history of the region.|
|September 18-22||RATEN representatives attend the 61th Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference at the Vienna International Centre in Vienna. A Scientific Forum will be convened in conjunction with the 61th General Conference – entitled Nuclear Techniques in Human Health: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment.
|June 19||RATEN and RATEN ICN representatives attended a technical meeting organized by the Nuclear Agency and Radioactive Waste in collaboration with the IAEA, with the occasion of deploying an expert mission concerning the „Romania radioactive waste inventory”, 19 June 2017, ANDR headquarter, Bucharest.|
|May 30 – June 1||RATEN representative attended the International Conference on The IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: Sixty Years and Beyond — Contributing to Development and the Romania’s exhibition stand We care for the next generation: 60 years successful IAEA TC projects in Romania, 30 May – 01 June 2017, IAEA, Viena, Austria.
|March 16||RATEN representatives participate in Civil Nuclear Research and Development Workshop organized by UK Science & Innovation Network, Department for International Trade, The Open University, OU Energy, University of Cambridge and RATEN ICN at the British Embassy in Bucharest, Romania.|
|February 2||Conducerile RATEN, RATEN ICN şi RATEN CITON au participat la Întâlnirea tehnică de lucru, organizată de Ministerul Energiei, cu ocazia Misiunii de evaluare a României, în vederea accederii ca stat membru la Agenția pentru Energie Nucleară (NEA) şi Agenția Internațională pentru Energie (IEA) din cadrul Organizației pentru Cooperare şi Dezvoltare Economică (OECD).
În cadrul evenimentului, organizat la sediul Ministerului Cercetării şi Inovării, în data de 2 februarie 2017, RATEN a prezentat principalele contribuții şi aportul adus la dezvoltarea domeniului energetic din România, competențele şi infrastructura de care dispune pentru susținerea cooperării în domeniul nuclear cu aceste organisme internaționale.
|September 26–30||RATEN representatives attend the 60th Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference at the Vienna International Centre in Vienna. A Scientific Forum will be convened in conjunction with the 60th General Conference – entitled Nuclear Technology for the Sustainable Development Goals.
|May 19||Thursday, May 19, 2016, RATEN Management has participate in a Meeting with researchers working in the RD energy field, at the invitation of Minister of Energy , Mr. Victor Grigorescu, in the framework of the National Energy Strategy.|
|April 21||Thursday, April 21st, 2016 in the framework of the Practical Arrangements between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Institute for Nuclear Research Piteşti, România, on Cooperation in the Area of Scientific and Technical Support to Member States in Nuclear Safety, the Center of Cooperation was inaugurated.
The solemn event has taken place at the RATEN ICN premises in the presence of IAEA Director General Dr. Yukiya AMANO, Romanian Minister of Energy, Mr. Victor GRIGORESCU, and other Romanian Institutes representatives involved in the nuclear energy field.
|14 decembrie||Vizita de Documentare a Ambasadorului Marii Britanii si Irlandei de Nord la Bucuresti, privind posibilitatea de colaborare cu institutiile britanice din domeniul nuclear.|
|4 septembrie||Vizita stiintifica a delegatiei Universitatii din Mansoura , Egipt, pentru dezvoltarea de programe de studiu si activitati de cercetare in domeniul energeticii si tehnologiilor nucleare, in baza Acordului Cadru de cooperare intre Universitatea din Pitesti (UPIT) si RATEN ICN.|
|13 martie||Vizita de lucru a reprezentantilor CANDU Owners Group ( COG) si SNN – CNE privind continuarea colaborarilor pe Programele COG R&D.|
|15-19 septembrie||Misiunea IAEA pentru implementarea Proiectului national ROM 007 Supporting a Refueling Simulator and Nuclear Knowledge Management Tool.|
|6 mai||Vizita de documentare a unei delegatii a Parlamentului European pentru promovarea domeniul nuclear si dezvoltarea posibilitatilor de colaborare cu organizatii internationale.|
|4 februarie||Vizita Tehnica a reprezentantilor Ambasadei Frantei la Bucuresti şi a Commisariatului pentru Energie Atomica , CEA- Franta, privind implementarea Proiectului ALFRED in Romania.|
|19 Decembrie||Seminar Interactiv organizat de Ministerul Educatiei Nationale cu ocazia vizitei oficiale a Ministrului Cercetarii din Egipt, George Ramzy Stino, pentru evidentierea realizarilor in domeniul cercetarii-dezvoltarii ale unor institute din Romania precum si identificarea de noi directii de colaborare.|
|18 Decembrie||- Semnarea Memorandumului de Cooperare intre ANSALDO Nucleare şi ENEA din Italia si Institutul de Cercetari Nucleare Pitesti, RATEN ICN, pentru implementarea constructiei proiectului ALFRED;
- Constituirea Consortiul FALCON (Fostering Alfred Consortium).