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Nuclear Safety Cooperation

MULTIFUNCTIONAL SIMULATORS SUPPLY

Status
Closed
Russia
Benefitting Zone
Eastern Europe / North Asia
€ 4,117,253.16
EU Contribution
Contracted in 1994
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

06/01/1995 - 06/05/1999

Partner

Rosenergoatom

Contractor

BELGATOM SA

Project / Budget year

WW9204 REGIONAL NUCLEAR SAFETY / 1992

Objectives

The project was aimed to develop and deliver simulation tools to be installed on the VVER-440-NPP sites (230/213).
At Kola, one multifunctional graphical interface simulator was to be installed with the capabilities to run two models (one 230 and one 213). For Novovoronezh, the project had to be in line with the results of the feasibility study and the data collection performed under TACIS 91 (project 1.7).

The project had three parts which were separated in different contracts:

1. Project Management;
2. Data Package;
3. Simulator Supply (present project).

Results

The MFS delivery to N-V TC took place in February – March 1999, followed by the installation, testing, training and signing of the receipt certificate and licensing agreement between Corys and N-V TC.

Immediately thereafter MFS was used for the other contract of instructors training.

The MFS meets N-V TC’s needs. In Kola the delivery took place in March 1999 and after customs clearance the installation and commissioning were effected so as to have the receipt certificate and the licensing agreement signed on 18 May 1999.

Kola NPP has both types of VVER 440/230 and 213, which is why both types of MFS were delivered as well. Commissioning related activities continued to August 1999. After that the MFS has been used for instructors training as well as later on to support the professional level of the operating personal. A sophisticated, real-time training tool has been delivered to facilitate the operator training and understanding of the NPP physical functioning.

The specific objectives have been achieved. The product is regarded very potential to being upgraded to a full scope simulator, which further would facilitate its use as a formal licensing tool of the nuclear power plant operators which becomes obligatory in Russia in 2000 according to the new nuclear legislation, also developed with TACIS assistance.