Leaders from the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) recently met with leadership of the Brazilian Association for the Development of Nuclear Activities (ABDAN) to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU). Under the MOU, the groups will formalize a cooperative relationship, which will be focused on promoting corrosion control programming and quality requirements for Brazil’s nuclear energy sector.
The agreement was signed by Cynthia O’Malley, executive director of the AMPP Global Center, and Celso Cunha, president of ABDAN, during the Nuclear Trade and Technology Exchange (NT2E) conference.
“On behalf of AMPP’s members and leadership, I would like to extend our appreciation as we embark on this mutually beneficially relationship with ABDAN,” says Joyce Wright, chair of the AMPP Global Center Chair. “This is a significant step toward a better and safer nuclear energy future for Latin America.”
“By signing this MOU, AMPP and ABDAN are committed to supporting each other in a variety of areas including technical exchanges, training, and member engagement, among other opportunities we will explore as our partnership progresses,” Wright adds.
The MOU is designed to facilitate communications and access to resources. This will encompass AMPP’s products, programs, and services, which will be made available to ABDAN members including Brazilian companies and governmental organizations involved in the country’s nuclear activities.
“This is an important agreement for ABDAN and for the sector,” says Celso Cunha, president of ABDAN. “Corrosion-related themes are crucial issues in the nuclear segment. The more partners we manage to gather at this time of resumption of the Brazilian nuclear program, the faster we will be able to advance in the sector. It is very important to establish partnerships in different areas.”
As part of a global initiative, AMPP is working with several organizations worldwide to advance corrosion safety. Through similar partnerships, the goal is to ultimately benefit all countries and organizations connected with the association.
“We look forward to sharing a productive relationship with ABDAN and working together to extend the useful life of Latin America’s nuclear assets and ensure public and environmental safety,” Wright concludes.
The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) is focused on the protection of assets and the performance of industrial and natural materials. AMPP was established in 2021 following a merger between NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings. The new association unites 145 years of corrosion control and protective coatings expertise and service to industry and members throughout Canada and worldwide.
Today, AMPP is the world’s largest corrosion control and protective coatings organization serving more than 40,000 members in 130 countries. AMPP is headquartered in the United States with offices in Houston and Pittsburgh, and additional offices in Brazil, Canada, China, Dubai (training center), Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom.
Source: AMPP, www.ampp.org.