IRSN's expertise and experience may be useful to a country without major nuclear facilities, as can be seen in the growing relations between IRSN and Singapore.
Along these lines, a delegation from Singapore led by Professor Lui Pao Chuen, advisor to the Prime Minister's Office and to the National Research Foundation came to discuss cooperation with IRSN experts last July.
The delegation's visit to IRSN came as part of the ongoing drive to further develop the bilateral relations begun several years ago. A memorandum of understanding was signed in 2013 between IRSN and Singapore's national defense R&D organization (DSO), and a number of DSO engineers were trained in ENSTTI (European Nuclear Safety Training and Tutoring Institute). IRSN is a founding member of this institute, which provides vocational training to nuclear safety and radiation protection experts worldwide.
The delegation's two main objectives were to find out more about how some IRSN laboratories are operating and to train nuclear safety experts, especially as concerns severe accidents in nuclear reactors, emergency management, and human and environmental radiation protection. Professor Lui Pao Chuen invited IRSN to Singapore in the autumn to pursue the development of cooperation.