Kirsi Hassinen appointed CEO of Platom
Platom’s story begins a new chapter on the eve of the company’s 25th anniversary, when Kirsi Hassinen, M.Sc. (Tech.), starts as the company’s CEO on 1.10.2023.
Platom delivers spent nuclear fuel drying system for Posiva’s encapsulation plant
Platom has delivered a spent nuclear fuel drying system for Posiva’s encapsulation plant, where Posiva is the responsible licence holder. Drying of nuclear fuel is essential part of the encapsulation process to ensure long term safety of nuclear fuel in the capsule.
Introducing new team leaders
In September 2022, we renewed our organizational and service structure so that we could serve our customers even more efficiently based on their needs.
Platom is participating the IAEA event on SMRs and MRs
This week the IAEA is organizing an event and Platom’s Leading Expert Ville Nurmilaukas has been nominated to participate in this Technical Meeting on Instrumentation & Control and Computer Security for Small Modular Reactors (SMR) and Microreactors (MR).
Advanced requirement management – What is required?
Platom’s experts Ville Nurmilaukas, Tuomas Kantola and Janne Valkonen participated in the IAEA Technical Meeting in June 2022 and shared their experiences about the development of a requirement management practices.
ANA SAEID FI ALRIYAD!
My very first visit to Saudi-Arabia was an IAEA expert mission at the end of 2017. Before my visit, I was, might I say, a bit worried about how I would be able to learn the local customs and behave accordingly. But I soon learned, that – like everywhere else – life in Saudi Arabia is what you make of it. You can make the effort to integrate by learning Arabic and getting to know the local culture.
New waves of training and education
We all remember how COVID-19 hit the world last spring and started the still on-going transformation to “remote working world” in many areas of industries. Also education and training activities are going through big changes, and currently majority of trainings are organized as remote online sessions.
In the past few months, Platom has put a lot of effort on organizing and developing trainings based on its customers’ needs.
Outlook on the Status of New Nuclear
In order to achieve both national and international climate goals, many countries consider adding nuclear power to their energy palette. Today, there are operating nuclear power plants in 30 countries around the world and around half of these have plans to expand their existing fleets. Out of the 55 nuclear power plants under construction, a significant portion is being built in countries that already have operating nuclear power plants. Nuclear new builds have shifted from the West to the East, with a majority of the new builds being constructed or planned in China, India, and Russia.