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Nuclear Safety Cooperation

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance on VVER-1000

Status
Closed
TACIS Region
Benefitting Zone
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
€ 1,196,502.04
EU Contribution
Contracted in 1993
TACIS
Programme
Technical Assistance to the Commonwealth of Independent States

Details

Type of activity

Design Safety

Nature

Services

Contracting authority

European Commission

Method of Procurement

(FR2007) Restricted Call for Tender - External Actions

Duration

23/07/1993 - 23/04/1995

Partner

Rosenergoatom

Contractor

FRAMATOME

Project / Budget year

WW9103 Energy / 1991

Objectives

The objective of the project was to establish the management system and instruments to be used by VVER-NPP managers in relation to maintenance activities both in normal operation and in planned outages, with a view to:

  • Improve the execution, the scope and the quality of maintenance;
  • Reduce personnel exposure to radiation;
  • Minimize the risks of accident to personnel;
  • Minimize equipment outage time and duration;
  • Comply with applicable legal and regulatory requirements;
  • Ensure or extend the service life of the different components of an NPP.

Results

Task 1:

  • Revision of maintenance work plan;
  • Translation of relevant Russian documents;
  • Issue of recommendations;
  • Description of optimisation methods;
  • Russian implementation.

Task 2:

  • Selection of 2 pilot components;
  • Drawing up a methodology guide;
  • Design review of components;
  • Definition of feed-back analysis;
  • Presentation of EU-Contractor’s feed-back organization and documentation;
  • Drawing up preventive maintenance basic programme.

Task 3:

  • Establishment of guidelines for maintenance review;
  • Presentation of EU tools used to manage outages;
  • Preliminary review on site (Kalinin NPP);
  • Issue recommendations.

Task 4:

  • Preparing new analysis, diagnostic and testing methods;
  • Review of testing methods and preparation of a visit of Russian specialists to the Contractor’s workshop;
  • Performing demonstrations and presentations at Contractor’s premises;
  • Selection of maintenance tools by the Russian side;
  • Procurement of tools;
  • Transport of tools to Russia;
  • Demonstration on a Russian site.

Followed by R2.08/93N

REPORTS

  1. Progress Report 1st Progress Report 15/01/1994
  2. Progress Report 2nd Progress Report 15/04/1994
  3. Others Project Review Meeting 20/04/1994 Meeting with TPEG
  4. Progress Report 4th Progress Report 15/10/1994
  5. Technical Document Task 1-Recommendations for improvement 15/09/1994
  6. Proposal Extension of 3.5 Maintenance Project 22/02/1995
  7. Progress Report 5th Progress Report 15/01/1995
  8. Technical Document Task 1 recommendations: 13/02/1995 
    Recommendations for the improvement of the maintenance organization
  9. Progress Report 6th Progress Report 15/04/1995
  10. Project Final Report Final Report Volume 1&2 28/07/1995