Group Scientific Visit on Industrial Involvement and Procurement has been conducted at the site of Saint Petersburg branch of Rosatom Technical Academy. The Scientific Visit was organized within the framework of Russian Federation extra-budgetary contribution to the Technical Cooperation Projects on nuclear infrastructure development in the newcomer countries. Specialists from Ghana, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nigeria and Jordan took part in the event.
During the training, the representative of the IAEA Secretariat, Satoru Yasaruoka who was the supervisor of the scientific visit, introduced participants to recommendations of the IAEA in the field of industrial involvement and procurement in the implementation of nuclear energy programmes. Russian experts from JSC Concern Rosenergoatom, JSC Rusatom Service, JSC RAOS, JSC CEPD, JSC Atomkomplekt and Rosatom Technical Academy shared their practical experiences in this area.
Technical tours to the enterprises were organized for participants, which allowed them to get acquainted with the best practices of Russian companies in the field of industry localization for the implementation of the nuclear power programme:
- AAEM LLC – the enterprise mission is to supply turbine hall equipment for national and foreign nuclear power plant projects using the Russian reactor technology. With the assistance of GE-Alstom and Atomenergomash, AAEM LLC has integrated up-to-date software for heat balance/pipe stress calculations and 3D-simulation, which enables the Company to analyze and offer to the Customer the most efficient design solutions for both power plant construction and modernization projects.
- At Leningrad NPP-2 participants of the visit were able to get acquainted with the operation of the turbine hall, as well as to observe the ongoing work on the construction of unit 6.
- JSC CDBMB specializes in developing and manufacturing main circulation pumps, canned pumps, centrifugal motor pumps for NPPs and remotely-operated equipment for nuclear industry. JSC CDBMB is the only designer and manufacturer of main circulation pumps for all water-cooled power reactors of VVER type in Russia. The company has a unique complex for providing full-scale tests of pumping equipment under conditions imitating all parameters of reactor operation.
The official organizer of the Scientific Visit is Rosatom Tech’s Project Office “Nuclear Infrastructure Personnel Training”. Scientific visit on this topic was conducted for the first time and earned appreciation from the participants. Among other things, the participants noted the professionalism of experts, high-quality elaboration and content of the programme.