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Nuclear Safety Cooperation

Proj. R1.05/97 - On site assist Smolensk

Status
Closed
All Countries
Benefitting Zone
Worldwide
€ 846,560.96
EU Contribution
Contracted in 1998
TACIS
Programme
Technical Assistance to the Commonwealth of Independent States

Details

Type of activity

On Site Assistance

Nature

Services

Contracting authority

European Commission

Method of Procurement

Direct Agreement & AV DA

Duration

01/12/1998 - 01/04/2001

Contractor

BRITISH ENERGY PLC

Project / Budget year

WW9715 Nuclear Safety 1997 / 1997

Objectives

According to the intention of the European Union and the Russian Ministry of Atomic Power the operational safety assistance, which started with TACIS 92, continued with TACIS 97 with the same Western and Eastern Utility and NPPs.

Similar to the procedure in TACIS 92 a joint Western/Eastern working team was to be set up to continue the work started in TACIS 92. In the present case British Energy is the Consultant, contracted by the European Commission to provide operational safety assistance to Smolensk NPP.

Results

The projects defined under the TACIS budget 1997 have been supported by the Western Utility in the following aspects:

Setting up of a Technical Specification (TS);
Agreement with EC and Beneficiary on the TS;
Assistance in the procurement process;
Assistance in custom clearance;
Assistance in installation of the equipment.
The Western Utility in upgrading safety culture on the NPP has given further general assistance.