Monday, 20 January 2014 16:12
The Spanish nuclear industry development initiated at the end of the 1950’s to support a domestic nuclear program between 1960-to the end in 1980’s.
The main equipment localization increased in the 1970’s (50%) to reach in 1980’s (90%) for a total of 8 reactors in operation today but with a maximum of 10 reactors until mid-2000s.
The Spanish industry attended the Beijing nuclear trade show in 1987, and started their business relation in 1989. In 2006, the Spanish Nuclear Group for China (SNGC) was founded as a consortium, focused in the Chinese market, renamed recently as Spanish Nuclear Group for Cooperation.
Dynatom interviews its general manager, Mr. Carmelo Palacios.
Dynatom: Good morning/ afternoon, Mr. Palacios. Could you introduce yourself, and tell us about your background, in particular the reason you joined the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
Carmelo Palacios：I am a mechanical engineer since the beginning of the 1970s when I got my degree. I have been working all my life in international trade and commerce, specifically after 1976 in the nuclear sector.
I enrolled in the Polytechnic University of Madrid in the mid-1960s to study mechanical engineering because during school I was very good in sciences (Physics, Math and so on) and not so good in the other subjects. I liked engineering.
Additionally during the 1970s and at the same time that I was working I also studied economics at the Madrid Central University. I got my degree in economics at the end of the 1970s.
Dynatom: After your graduation