Rosatom, Moroccan Company Sign MoU for Distribution of Radioisotope Products in Morocco

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Published October 18th, 2017 - 11:53 GMT
The MoU provides long-term cooperation on the distribution of radioisotope products for healthcare facilities in Morocco.
The MoU provides long-term cooperation on the distribution of radioisotope products for healthcare facilities in Morocco.

CMI Développement Company and regional council of the Marrakech-Safi region, as well as Rusatom Healthcare, a subsidiary of ROSATOM State Aromic Energy Corporation, and regional center of Rosatom in the Middle East and North Africa signed Memorandum of understanding. The document provides long-term cooperation on creation of multifunctional irradiation centers in the Marrakech-Safi region and distribution of radioisotope products for healthcare facilities in Morocco.

Denis Cherednichenko, director general of Rusatom Healthcare, and Alexander Voronkov, director of Rosatom Middle East and North Africa, affixed their signatures to the document from Russian side, as well as Saad Chajai, manager of CMI Développement Company, and Milouda Hazeb, Vice-President of the Marrakech Safi Region, affixed their signatures from Moroccan side.

Signing ceremony took place in the presence of Alexander Tkachev, the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, and  Aziz Akhannouch, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests of the Kingdom of Morocco, on sidelines of Russian-Moroccan business forum in Rabat organized by the Russian Export Center.

With the aim to develop cooperation in the above areas the parties approved a road map for joint work in the field of radiation processing of products. Denis Cherednichenko, director general of Rusatom Healthcare highlighted the importance of signed Memorandum that opens new horizons of mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries. «We see big potential of the Moroccan irradiation market and believe in the growing demand for our isotope products among healthcare institutions of the Kingdom”, he concluded.

Abdelaziz Gaouji, the President of the Commission on economic, social, environmental development and education of the Marrakech-Safi region: «Regional council of the Marrakech-Safi and CMI Développement Company are glad about the beginning of our collaboration with Rosatom, such a credible organization that holds competencies in application of radiation technologies in agriculture and medicine. I believe that our cooperation will bring higher added value in these sectors both on local and regional levels».

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ROSATOM

The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM is one of the global technological leaders. The company has assets and competencies to work at all stages of the nuclear production chain from uranium mining to decommissioning of nuclear facilities and spent nuclear fuel management.ROSATOM brings together about 400 enterprises and organizations, including the world's only nuclear icebreaker fleet. It is the largest electricity generating company in Russia, accounting for 18.7% of the country’s total generation of electricity. ROSATOM is the third in the world in nuclear power generation.The corporation is the global leader in simultaneous implementation of NPP power units and has the largest portfolio of foreign construction projects (36 NPP units in 12 countries). ROSATOM manufactures equipment and produces isotopes for nuclear medicine, carries out research and material studies. It also assembles supercomputers and designs software as well as different nuclear and non-nuclear innovative products. The company has business ventures covering various clean energy projects, including wind energy. ROSATOM has second largest uranium reserves and 17% of the global nuclear fuel market.

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