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Nuclear Safety Cooperation

R1.05/98: On-Site Assessment in Smolensk NPP

Status
Closed
Russia
Benefitting Zone
Eastern Europe / North Asia
€ 588,309.14
EU Contribution
Contracted in 2000
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

14/12/2000 - 28/02/2005

Partner

Rosenergoatom

Contractor

BRITISH ENERGY PLC

Project / Budget year

WW9817 Nuclear Safety 1998 / 1998

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 98 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 EC to provide operational safety assistance to Smolensk NPP.

Results

The projects, defined under the Tacis budget 1998 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.
Further general assistance has been given by the Western Utility in upgrading safety culture on the NPP.