The AFCEN conference which was held from February 28th to March 2nd welcomed more than 200 attendees from different countries (China, Korea, England, United States, Belgium, Sweden, Canada, Luxembourg, Germany, Russia, France, Poland). Mrs Claudie ANCELIN, AFCEN Chairwoman, has highlighted the international use of the AFCEN codes. The main facts of the conference were the participation of the regulatory authorities, ASN represented by Mr Julien COLLET and ONR represented by Mr Shane TURNER during the plenary session, and the inauguration of RCC-CW UK users group with the presence of TWI and AMEC. The presentation made by NNB represented by Mr Steve VASLET, on the application of the ETC-C code in HPC project, aroused the attendees’ interest. The conference was opportunity for AFCEN to listen and collect advices and requests from its members, stakeholders, authorities, customers and projects. This confirms that AFCEN is involved in support of projects. The sub-committe sessions insisted in the development in progress and experience feedback consideration, the evolution of AFCEN codes in order to respond to innovation, regulation and in nuclear industrial general need. AFCEN prepares its future roadmap, in the frame of its continuous improvement process.
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