EDF Energy has become the latest organisation to join EEMUA.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of the EDF Group, EDF Energy is one of the UK's largest energy companies and its largest producer of low-carbon electricity.
EEMUA's chief executive, Clive Tayler, said it was great news that EDF Energy had decided to join EEMUA, and meant that the Association now had very strong representation across the power generation sector.
EDF Energy's Head of Engineering, Wolfgang Hahn, commented: "We have been aware for some time that other major power companies are already members of EEMUA, and that they do appreciate the information, networking opportunities and news updates that EEMUA provides. Those factors, plus the opportunities afforded through membership of EEMUA to influence standards and best practice, made a compelling case for us to join."
EEMUA is an international non-profit membership organisation that aims to improve the safety, environmental and operating performance of industrial facilities in the most cost-effective way, developing and promoting leadership in industrial asset management.
Tata Steel has extended its membership of EEMUA from just the UK strip-steel hub to include all of its manufacturing and related operations Europe-wide.
EEMUA chief executive, Clive Tayler, commented: "Since joining the Association, Tata Steel has been an active contributor to EEMUA's work programmes and we certainly welcome their closer involvement with the Association on an international level."
Kevin Peacock, Tata Steel Europe's Group Asset Integrity Engineer, commented about the development, "We are adopting a one-company approach, wherein all the businesses (that are now part of the organisation) are also part of the same thought process and follow the same procedures, practices and standards. EEMUA is very much a part of this approach."
Tata Steel Europe's parent, Tata Steel, is one of the world's top ten steel producers with an aggregate crude steel capacity of more than 28 million tonnes and approximately 80,000 employees across four continents.
It is announced that Dr Stefan Kukula, EEMUA's Technical Director, will succeed Clive Tayler as the Association's Chief Executive on 1 May 2014.
Clive Tayler will continue to lead EEMUA in the role until the handover on 1 May, whereupon he will stand down but remain on the Board in an advisory capacity until the summer of this year.
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