the japan delegation, led by president of japan atomic industrial forum, inc. (jaif), akio takahashi, visited shanghai nuclear engineering research & design institute (snerdi) on november 8, 2018. chief designer of cap1400 and president of snerdi, dr. zheng mingguang, met the delegation and called for the efforts to further promote bilateral communication.
snerdi briefed the historical footprint of the institute, the achievements made through national major project, the validation and verification of cap1400 and the current status of the demonstration project. snerdi and japan delegation discussed the prospective of nuclear energy development, the advantages of passive technology, the manufacturing and design of main components and the strengthening of international cooperation.
dr. zheng said, japan and china were close neighbors separated only by a strip of water. the two countries had a longstanding cooperation history in the area of developing effective and safe nuclear energy. the successful construction of self-reliance projects verified the advancement of passive technology and also built the confidence for the new technology. he pointed out that the work of creation never ended. japan and china should be committed to mutually beneficial cooperation and common development under new standard, new technology and new management system.
president takahashi said, snerdi, known as 728, kept a good reputation in the nuclear industry in japan since qinshan phase i. snerdi made notable contribution to the r&d, design, and service in nuclear power plants including promoting the capabilities of national industrial and equipment manufacturing. through the bilateral exchanges, he was deeply encouraged by the determination and enthusiasm of china’s nuclear power development. he will bring all the messages back to japan to deepening the communication and development in nuclear industry.
japan atomic industrial forum, inc. (jaif) was incorporated in march 1956, as a comprehensive nonprofit organization for nuclear energy. its objective has been to promote peaceful use of nuclear energy and technology to support sound development of the national economy and well-being. jaif became the first ngo that was awarded “consultative status” by the international atomic energy agency (iaea). jaif is unique in having a brad membership comprising about 430 member organizations, ranging from nuclear-related businesses, including utility companies, vendors, and r&d institutes, to organizations such as local governments.