The Rosatom Central Institute for Continuing Education and Training (ROSATOM-CICE&T) organized training of specialists from Federal Republic of Nigeria under the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme from 5 November to 12 December, 2014.
This is the first pilot course focusing on general aspects of WWER technology with the special emphasis on Russian computer codes used for safety assessment. Next year ROSATOM-CICE&T will host the IAEA International Workshop on the same subject – Application of Russian computer codes for safety analysis. These two events will create in the ROSATOM-CICE&T training platform for regular IAEA course for safety analysis of pressurized water reactor technology.
The current course is performed as a combination of lectures, facility visits and practical exercises with Russian computer codes including exercises with full-scope simulator at the NPP site.
Nigerian participants came from Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission and Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority; thus representing both Nuclear Power Programme implementing and Regulator organizations. This is the first experience in ROSATOM-CICE&T to concentrate on specific technical competence build up for Nigerian technical specialists. The expected outcome of the training will be modification of the existing ROSATOM-CICE&T training materials to specific needs of Nigeria and selection of sequence of the training courses for further incorporation of technical competences in the activities of Nigerian stakeholders.