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Nuclear Safety Cooperation

VVER-213/1000 CONFINMENT CABLE PENETR.

Status
Closed
TACIS Region
Benefitting Zone
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
€ 1,935,355.22
EU Contribution
Contracted in 1994
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

Direct Agreement & AV DA

Duration

24/05/1995 - 24/08/1997

Partner

Rosenergoatom

Contractor

AUXITROL INTERNATIONAL ( ESTERLINES TECHNOLOGIES)

Project / Budget year

WW9306 Nuclear Safety 1996 / 1993

Objectives

The hermetic cable penetrations through containments in VVER-1000 were of low quality. Therefore the Beneficiary asked to replace them with CIS manufactured Auxitrol-type and -quality ones.
The Russian side was seeking to extend another already existing joint venture with Auxitrol (where parts of penetrations were already manufactured) so that hermetic cable penetrations for VVER-213/1000 could be manufactured there.

The project, which in addition to the TACIS funding, benefitted from various other financial sources, will cover the following areas:

  • Project management activities;
  • Preliminary studies;
  • Equipment acquisition support;
  • Supply the Beneficiary with assistance and support in the purchase,
  • installation and set-up of machinery required to manufacture the penetrations;
  • Equipment installation activities support;
  • Assistance to the Beneficiary and supervision of the activities required for the installation, testing and start-up of new equipment at the factory in Komsomolski;
  • Assistance for obtaining the approval by local authorities;
  • Assistance in obtaining the approval by relevant authorities of the new manufacturing line of ELOX and of the product qualification by GOSATOMNADZOR;
  • Training in equipment operation and maintenance;
  • Transfer of electrical penetration design technology;
  • Training of the Beneficiary’s staff in international applicable regulations, codes and standards;
  • Application of codes and standards to the study and construction of penetrations and of the set of penetrations;
  • Training in control and Quality Assurance;
  • Transfer of penetrations manufacturing know-how;
  • Training in electrical wiring and connection methods;
  • Training in on-site installation activities.