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Nuclear Safety Cooperation

Training Assistance Sebastopol Inst

Status
Closed
All Countries
Benefitting Zone
Worldwide
€ 271,250.68
EU Contribution
Contracted in 1997
TACIS
Programme
Technical Assistance to the Commonwealth of Independent States

Details

Type of activity

Training

Nature

Services

Contracting authority

European Commission

Method of Procurement

(FR2007) Restricted Call for Tender - External Actions

Duration

08/09/1997 - 08/02/1999

Partner

Sevastopol Institute of Nuclear Energy and Industry (SINEI)

Contractor

AREVA GMBH

Project / Budget year

WW9406 Nuclear Safety 1994 / 1994

Background

This project represented a continuation of the project U2.02/93B and was followed by the project 2.02/94C and 2.01/95 (see the relevant PRSs).
This project aimed at increasing the influence of the SINEI in the overall training concept of the Ukraine with respect to basic training of future NPP personnel. Therefore the project was designed to support the implementation of the measures proposed in the action plan of the TACIS project U2.02/93B at Sevastopol Institute (SI, now SINEI) in relation to training programmes, training material, and supply of training means. In fact SINEI had problematic economical conditions influencing the initiative of the instructors, also preventing the implementation of the Action Plan defined within the project U2.02/93B.

Objectives

The objective of this project was to provide support to the Sevastopol Institute of Nuclear Energy and Industry (SINEI) for the implementation of the Action plan aimed to development of the training process at the NPP Faculty of SINEI

Results

Achievements (With reference to the TORs)The project was organised in the following activities:

  • Task 1: Project preparation, including:
    • Development of the technical specifications of the planned hardware.
    • Design of a lay-out of the specific hardware in the three foreseen locations at SINEI.
  • Task 2: Review of Training Programme, including:
    • Review of training programmes available at SINEI for the speciality "NPPs and facilities".
    • Preparation of recommendations on modification of the training programmes.
    • Organisation of a workshop in Ukraine to present the proposed modifications and find an agreement with the involved Ukrainian organisations.
    • Preparation of an Action plan, agreed with SINEI, for the implementation of the proposed recommendations.
  • Task 3: Review of Training Materials, including:
    • Review of the available training material.
    • Preparation of the recommendations on modification of the training material.
    • Establishing a list of the necessary additional material.
  • Task 4: Technical visit of two SINEI instructors to EU training centres, including:
    • Technical visit of two SINEI instructors to training centres in Spain, France and Germany.
    • Preparation after the visit of an evaluation report by the specialists with assistance of the Contractor's experts.
  • Task 5: Supply of equipment, including:
    • Preparation of tenders.
    • Ordering, purchase and delivery of the specified training equipment to SINEI

The expected output included the following:

  • Review of the Training Programme, including recommendations on modification of the training programmes available for the speciality 'NPP and facilities' for the two defined jobs of reactor operator and turbine operator.
  • Action plan, agreed with SINEI, for the implementation of the proposed recommendations.
  • Review of Training Materials, including recommendations on modification of the training material and a list of the necessary additional training material.
  • Evaluation report developed by the two SINEI specialists after their technical visit to the training centres in France, Germany and Spain.
  • Equipment:
    • training hardware for one auditorium
    • one computer equipped classroom.
    • one auto-editing complex.

A description of the main activities carried out in the most relevant tasks and of the relevant results/deliverables is detailed in the following sections.

Task 1 Preparation work

A short report including technical specifications of the hardware and lay-out documents was prepared

Task 2 Review of Training Programme

This task consisted of the following steps

  • Review of training programmes available at SINEI for the course "NPPs and facilities".
  • Preparation of recommendations on modification of the training programmes.
  • Organisation of a workshop to present the proposed modifications and find an agreement with the involved Ukrainian organisations.
  • Preparation of an Action Plan for the implementation of the proposed recommendations.

A new revision of the Action Plan was developed. The proposed supplement of the training programme with respect to the simulator instructor training was based on the expected supply of simulators by the company Impulse at Sevastopol.

Task 3 Review of Training Materials for "NPPs and facilities"

This task was performed as a workshop in Sevastopol with the participation of two Western experts from Siemens and EdF and several lecturers of the SINEI.
Some examples of the used training material were presented and discussed.
The result was the collection of several suggestions applicable to the whole training material to ensure the consistency with the training program at the NPPs, and the transfer of western training materials (human factors, safety culture, self-control, stress-control, etc.).

Task 4 Participation of two SINEI Instructors in the activities of EU Training Centers

The purpose of the technical visit to the EC countries training centres was to get acquainted with practical experience of the consortium EDF -Siemens -Tecnatom in the training of specialists for nuclear engineering and preserving their qualification.
The main conclusion of the two visitors was that the system of basic NPP personnel training in the EC countries differed from the one accepted in the Ukraine where the graduate of high school is trained for 5 years in an institute and receives professional oriented education. However, the experience received in the EC countries in NPP personnel qualification (including preservation and improvement), the system of the preparation of training courses, the content of the training materials, the training techniques and the organisation of the simulator training for NPP personnel can be used for the training of the Ukrainian NPPs personnel, with great advantages.

Task 5 Equipment supply

All the equipment foreseen in the TORs were successfully delivered.

Comments

(Quality of the results, Lesson learnt, Recommendations for follow-up)

The project met the objectives stated in the TORs.
Sometimes the lack of knowledge in the English language made the communication complicated. More critical was the continuous changing of the management structure at SINEI, which sometimes made the transfer of knowledge quite difficult.

However, the project was acknowledged as extremely useful to improve the technical and managerial background of the students in view of their operation at the plants and/or their role as trainers of the future operators.

Further Information

Further information on the project results could be sought from the beneficiary organizations.
The Project Final report is available at the JRC-IE archive.