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Nuclear Safety Cooperation

RESIDUAL LIFETIME EVALUATION

Status
Closed
Russia
Benefitting Zone
Eastern Europe / North Asia
€ 410,063.45
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

12/07/1993 - 12/06/1994

Partner

Rosenergoatom

Contractor

EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS

Project / Budget year

WW9103 Energy / 1991

Objectives

The objective of the project was to develop jointly with Russian experts a methodology to evaluate the rest lifetime of VVER 440/230 units and to recommend refurbishment and improvement to assure a safe and reliable short-term operation of the Novovoronezh NPP units 3 and 4. The results will apply to Kola as far as the methodology is concerned.

Results

Development of a methodology for lifetime evaluation;
Identification of weak points and major safety related problems;
Transfer of Western experience in lifetime evaluation;
Revision of the results from the Kozloduy 6 months Phare program were revised and definition of the differences to NPP Novovoronezh 3 and 4, then definition which parts could be transferred to NVV NPP;
Determination of the present plant status and the expected lifetime in the future;
Recommendations on refurbishment and improvements on a short-term basis.