22 September 2011 – A strengthened cooperation between the IAEA and two Russian organizations – the JSC Concern Rosenergoatom and the Central Institute for Continuing Education and Training (CICET) – will support nuclear infrastructure development and capacity building for new nuclear power programmes.
“Practical Arrangements” for this cooperative initiative were signed by the First Deputy Director General of Rosenergoatom, Vladimir Asmolov, the Rector of CICET, Yury Seleznev, and the IAEA Deputy Director for Nuclear Energy, Alexander Bychkov, at the Agency’s Headquarters on 19 September 2011.
The cooperation will focus on:
- Assistance in training and capacity building, including development of joint educational and training courses on human resource development required in countries embarking on nuclear energy programmes;
- Joint expert missions to assess country requests for support; and
- Exchange and dissemination of information, including joint publications.
“We appreciate that Russia is willing to support newcomer countries with infrastructure development through these Practical Arrangements”, said Mr Bychkov. “For any cooperation to be successful, it must benefit all parties. The primary beneficiaries of these Arrangements will be countries who wish to develop human capacity needed to implement nuclear power. Russian experts will be engaged at an international level; and the Agency will benefit from Russian experience and expertise”, commented Mr Bychkov.
CICET is the education and training institution of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, providing education and training services for the Russian nuclear industry and for countries embarking on nuclear power.
The JSC Concern Rosenergoatom is the Russian nuclear power plant operating organization with more than fifty years of experience in the operation of nuclear power plants.
Both organizations provide a wide spectrum of nuclear training, ranging from basic training courses to specialized, practical training for managers and personnel involved in all phases of the life cycle of a nuclear power plant, and in all phases of building nuclear infrastructure.