Korean visitors for BECBC

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Korean visitors for BECBC

BECBC recently hosted a visit by two Korean visitors representing the Kepco International Nuclear Graduate School (KINGS).  The visit was in direct response to a recent visit to Korea by Ivan Baldwin, Chair of BECBC. Lee Tong-Seung and his colleague were on a fact finding mission to Europe to learn how other nuclear communities arrange their supply chains, particularly those in proximity to large nuclear facilities.

Ken McEwan from the Centre of Nuclear Excellence (CoNE) and Professor Francis Livens, Director of the University of Manchester Dalton Institute also met the KINGS team.

Following a tour of West Cumbria looking at commercial premises and academic institutions in the Lillyhall area and Westlakes Science and Technology Park, there were discussions which hopefully will lead to a more collaborative relationship in the future. John Grainger BECBC’s Stakeholder Relations Director said:  “ We were delighted to host our two visitors from the Planning Management and Public Relations team of KINGS. We were able to discuss ideas of mutual interest, particularly with respect to the role that a local supply chain can play in big decommissioning projects. There was an emphasis on how the supply chain companies in our area have a wealth of experience in decommissioning and have the ambition to export that capability.  We also talked about members’ approach to working in collaboration on the opportunities in the global marketplace.”

Caption: Lee Tong-Seung, KINGS, Professor Francis Livens, University of Manchester Dalton Institute, Ken McEwan, CoNE and John Grainger BECBC.