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Nuclear Safety Cooperation

Supply of laboratoy industrial furniture and tools for the National Maintenance and Training Centre Zaporozhye NPP, Lot 2

Status
Closed
Ukraine
Benefitting Zone
Eastern Europe
€ 488,873.00
EU Contribution
Contracted in 2011
INSC
Programme
Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation

Details

Type of activity

Equipment Supply

Nature

Supplies

Contracting authority

European Commission

Method of Procurement

(FR2007) Negotiated Procedure - External Actions

Duration

02/12/2011 - 01/12/2014

Partner

Energoatom

Contractor

NEW TRONIC SRL*

Project / Budget year

Action Programme Nuclear Safety 2007 - part II - Ukraine / 2007

Background

In the framework of the TACIS 2007 Programme, the European Commission agreed with NAEK-Energoatom and Zaporozhe Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) on the improving the nuclear safety of Ukrainian NPP's by implementing the project of “Completion of the National Maintenance and Management Training Centre for SE NNEGC “Energoatom” Personnel at Zaporozhye NPP, Ukraine (U1.05/07A).

The key element of the Programme is the establishment of the National Training Centre for maintenance personnel, which will allow NPP personnel to have practical training in all areas of NPP maintenance.
Management training is another important component of the NPP training system. It is common knowledge that competency of managers effects not only the business activity of an organisation, but also its culture. Competency of junior level managers is a significant element for ensuring high standards of Safety Culture.

Objectives

Enhance the safety of Ukrainian NPPs through further improvement of the training system for maintenance and management personnel of SE NNEGC Energoatom

The objective of the project is to establish a state-of-the-art national centre for training of SE NNEGC “Energoatom” maintenance and management personnel on the basis of Zaporozhye NPP Training Centre to ensure:

  • Sustainable improvement in safety culture and improvement of the overall safety management capabilities of NPP personnel at all levels
  • Sustainable and continuous improvement in the capability of SE NNEGC “Energoatom” high level, junior and middle level management.
  • Sustainable and continuous improvement in maintenance activities with regard to NPP plant and equipment, through:
  • improvement of the quality assessment system of the maintenance personnel training
  • improvement in the quality of maintenance works;
  • reduction of the period of exposure of NPP staff to ionising radiation, in accordance with the ALARA principle, due to training for complex maintenance operations in realistic simulated conditions prior to execution in radiation hazardous areas;
  • promote the adaptation of maintenance tools following the needs emerging from the training feedback and the feedback from plant managers

The project U1.05/07 has been launched in 2009 and is divided into three parts.

U1.05/07A (Part A): includes review and study of best international practices in maintenance and management training, training needs analysis for maintenance and management personnel, development and delivery of training programmes and materials, development of technical specifications for technical training tools of general and special assignment, training of trainers and implementation of pilot training courses.

U1.05/07B (Part B): Supply of general assignment technical training tools for arrangement of areas for the pre-simulator training and specialized classrooms as specified in U1.05/07A (general assignment tools are standard equipment for pre-simulator training that may be ordered from catalogues, including: projectors, computers, office devices, furniture, standard tools, instruments, etc.)

U1.05/07C (Part C): Supply of special assignment technical training tools as specified in U1.05/07A (special assignment tools are full scope and local simulators of process equipment prepared for practical training which have to be made according to special requirements)

The supply of equipment and technical training tools of this part of the project (U1.05/07B) is divided into three lots and are specified in three (3) Technical Specifications. The three Lots are:

  • Lot1: Supply of Classroom IT tools
  • Lot 2: Supply of laboratory industrial furniture and tools
  • Lot 3: Supply of NTC Classroom, Laboratory and Office Furniture

The present project covered the Lot 2 - Supply of –Laboratory and Industrial Furniture and Tools e.g.:

  • Workbenches
  • Tool cabinets (Mobile and mounted)
  • Benches and chairs
  • Tool sets
  • Specific Laboratory tables
  • Laboratory acid-proof fume chamber
  • Specific Laboratory cabinets
  • Cabinet for muffle furnace
  • Soldering table
  • Welding table
  • Torch cutting table
  • I&C work bench
  • UT inspector’s table
  • Other diverse workshop and laboratory equipment and tools

Results

The new equipment has been installed in the new extension of the existing Training centre building. The new extension building has been planned, erected and financed under the responsibility of Energoatom and ZNPP.

The equipment was installed by ZNPP under supervision of the supplier. The site acceptance test (SAT) was performed in May 2014 and the Provisional Acceptance Certificate (PAC) was signed on 13.06.2014. The Final Acceptance Certificate (FAC) was signed after expiration of the warranty period 24.06.2015.

The achievement of this project, when the national training centre is completed and all equipment (EU and Energoatom financed) are installed, is to ensure advanced training of maintenance personnel and through that an increase of safe operation of the plant due to accurate maintained equipment.