IAEA Technical Meeting (TM) on “Maintenance Training – Future Challenges and Opportunities” was held at the Rosatom Tech 10 -13 April, 2018.
The objectives of the meeting were to exchange the best practices and share ideas and information regarding Member States’ activities associated with Maintenance training, to explore Member States’ experiences of establishing and running Maintenance Training Centers, to share experiences of how to contribute, identify and improve the effectiveness of NPP Maintenance training programmes.
The TM was attended by representatives of 15 countries including managers and specialists in the field of personnel training and human resource development. The total number of participants exceeded 50 persons. More than 10 Russian organizations sent their representatives to participate in the TM.
The TM was opened with introductory remarks of Mr Pal Vinzce Section Head of Nuclear Power Engineering Section, Mr Nikita Konstantinov, Deputy General Director – Director for Business Development of SC Concern Rosenergoatom, Ms Lotta Halt, the TM Scientific Secretary, IAEA and Mr Yuri Seleznev, rector of Rosatom Tech. During four days the experts, managers and specialists discussed the issues of measurements and evaluation of effective Maintenance training, the role of Maintenance training for safety and efficiency of the nuclear facilities, the ways and approaches to ensure the NPP personnel and contractors’ competence, the development of Maintenance Training Centers. There were demonstrated demo versions of digital learning technologies such as VR (Virtual Reality) – simulators, Interactive 360 videos, field worker AR (Augmented Reality) – helmet and others.
The work in the breakout-sessions groups was marked by high professionalism, systematic and practical approach to the discussion of the key issues of Maintenance training.
The event has been a remarkable illustration of realization of the Practical Arrangements signed in September 2011 during the 55th session of the IAEA General Conference between the IAEA, the SC Concern Rosenergoatom and ROSATOM-CICE&T. Expanding the range of services for international stakeholders from nuclear infrastructure in newcomer countries to the NPP operating and maintenance personnel training is an important stage in the development of Rosatom Tech of which the integral part the ROSATOM-CICE&T is.