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Nuclear Safety Cooperation

OPERATING PROCEDURES

Status
Closed
Russia
Benefitting Zone
Eastern Europe / North Asia
€ 954,480.12
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

22/07/1993 - 22/07/1997

Partner

Rosenergoatom

Contractor

BELGATOM SA

Project / Budget year

 

  • WW9901 Intérêts de retard 1999 / 1999
  • WW9103 Energy / 1991

 

Background

Kola 1&2 - Novovoronezh 3&4

REPORTS

  1. Progress Report 1st Quarterly Report 25/02/1994
  2. Progress Report 2nd Quarterly Report 25/05/1994
  3. Progress Report 3rd Quarterly Report 6/10/1994
  4. Progress Report 4th Quarterly Report 13/01/1995
  5. Task Final Report Draft Phase I Final Report: Establish a list of procedures and training in use of procedures
  6. Progress Report Phase II Second Progress Report 1/07/1996
  7. Progress Report Phase II First Progress Report 20/02/1996
  8. Progress Report Phase II Third Progress Report 4/10/1996
  9. Progress Report Report No. 2 16/05/1997
  10. Monitoring Report End of project assessment report. 16/05/1997
    Report Ref.: PS/NU/112
  11. Project Final Report Final Report. (8 Volumes) 28/03/1997

Objectives

The objective of the project was to develop the methodology for drafting, checking, reviewing, validating and using all operating procedures. A further aim was to develop a set of new procedures (normal and abnormal operation) in order to improve the operational safety of these plants as quickly as possible, providing know-how transfer thereby allowing all concerned organization in Russia to pursue their relevant activities without external support.

Results

Phase 1

  • Transfer of Western know-how on how to establish procedures;
  • Development of 8 Administrative Procedures;
  • Development of 32 different types of sampling procedures;
  • Russian experts training on Tihange NPP, Vandellos NPP and at the Utilities Tractebel and Technatom (respectively Belgium and Spain);
  • Supply of computer equipment to VNIIAES and Kurchatov Institute.

Phase 2

Development of 72 different procedures for normal operation, abnormal operation, alarm response procedures, line-up procedures, inspection and test procedures.

After getting this experience, Novovoronezh NPP is enabled to develop further procedures beyond this project with a better inherent quality and higher degree of efficiency.