At the end of August, SIGMA GROUP obtained the new certificate for project and pump production for nuclear energy as the first Czech company.
The certificate opened the path to new orders for the Hungarian Paks II and it will become a necessity for all nuclear energy deliveries in the future.
“ISO 9001 aims to meet customer requirements as a priority, but the new ISO 19443 standard prioritises nuclear safety,” said Milan Stratil, CEO of SIGMA GROUP, explaining the difference. “This means in practice, first of all, an assessment of nuclear safety and a tailored system of design, production and documentation.”
The impulse for the introduction of a new standard in the company was a customer audit of General Electric. SIGMA supplies this American company with pumping equipment as a subcontractor for the turbine of the Hungarian Paks II nuclear power plant which is being built by the Russian atomic energy corporation Rosatom. The value of the turbine supply is almost 800 million euros.
SIGMA GROUP belongs now to a few companies in Europe certified according to the new standard, a compulsory document also envisaged in the upcoming tender for the construction of new units in the Czech Republic.