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Nuclear Safety Cooperation


  • Closed
Benefitting Zone
Eastern Europe / North Asia
€ 5,315,083.19
EU Contribution
Contracted in 1993
Technical Assistance to the Commonwealth of Independent States


Type of activity

Design Safety



Contracting authority

European Commission

Method of Procurement

(FR2007) Restricted Call for Tender - External Actions


29/07/1993 - 29/08/2001





Project / Budget year

WW9103 Energy / 1991


The objective of this project was to enhance the training program of the Russian utility ROSENERGOATOM and to improve the training tools in order to ensure that plant personnel receive appropriate training and that only personnel with suitable qualifications are assigned to the jobs.
The project was implemented in close co-operation with the training centre of Novovoronezh.


Because of the fact that project 4.1/91 has started before project 1.8/91, the initial plan to use the results and procedures of project 1.8/91 was not possible.

Part 1: Training program.

Even if not in total conformity with the references listed in the TOR, the required tasks in implementing a Systematic Approach Training (SAT) have been performed. In this process a strong involvement of the Russian experts with the permanent assistance of the Consultant’s staff has led to a large technology transfer.

The task was performed for operation personnel.

(For maintenance personnel the task was continued in the framework of an EDF financed project Chantier Ecole and had to be adapted due to the different organization of maintenance tasks in Russian NPPs.)

For surveillance and QA personnel, since these job positions did not exist in Russia at that time, courses have been organized mainly for the management. A training program was developed for Core physicists.

Part 2: Training facilities, equipment and materials.

  • Training course materials have been developed;
  • A workstation simulator has been delivered;
  • 4 computers for Computer Based Training were delivered on site with adapted software to implement definitive training courses;
  • Additional equipment for maintenance training has been delivered in the framework of an EDF financed project called Chantier Ecole.

Part 3: Instructors training.

The training of the instructors has been performed by involving local instructors in all the phases of the project.

Part 4: Organization of training and personnel qualification.

Has been performed successfully.

Part 5: Managers and technical staff training.

Has been performed successfully, however with some encountered constraints, which were:

  • Delivery of hardware delayed in customs;
  • Unavailability of plant documentation;
  • Scope definition for the workstation simulator;
  • Discrepancies between tasks described in the TOR and local reality (maintenance organization, non existent job positions).