A delegation from ENUSA Industrias Avanzadas, led by its Chairman, José Vte. Berlanga made an institutional visit on 22 and 23 March to the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a related body of the United Nations system. Located in Vienna and created in 1957, it is the main body responsible for accelerating and enhancing the contribution of nuclear energy to peace, health and prosperity throughout the world.

The Director General of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, has held a meeting with representatives of the Spanish public company in which he has shown his interest in the activities and projects it develops, especially for its transversal approach and experience in the nuclear industry. In this regard, José Vte. Berlanga explained to the DG the company’s links with nuclear medicine, logistics and the transport of isotopes used in this medical speciality, as well as the decommissioning of nuclear facilities and waste management.

This meeting highlighted ENUSA’s firm commitment to collaborate and share with international organisations such as the IAEA, the knowledge and experience acquired after 50 years in the nuclear sector, and offered its advice and active participation in support programmes for developing countries.

Working groups

During the visit, several technical working meetings were also held with the different departments of the international organisation. Specific issues were addressed, such as environmental restoration and the restoration of uranium mines, a field in which ENUSA has extensive experience, as demonstrated by its management of the Saélices el Chico mine in Salamanca.

These meetings have served to identify the different areas of action in which the Spanish state-owned company can contribute the knowledge of its experts and all its experience in future agreements with the UN nuclear agency.