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Technical Meeting on Becoming a Knowledgeable Customer within the Framework of a Nuclear Power Programme

Technical Meeting on Becoming a Knowledgeable Customer within the Framework of a Nuclear Power Programme

Technical meeting on becoming a knowledgeable customer within the framework of a Nuclear Power Programme was organized by ROSATOM-CICE&T on 7 April 2014. The representatives of OJSC Concern Rosenergoatom, JSC Rusatom Overseas, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM and ROSATOM-CICE&T participate from the Russian side. From the IAEA side in this meeting participate Mr Benoit Lepouzé (Scientific Secretary, Department of Nuclear Energy). Furthermore, there are participants from 10 countries: Belarus, China, Egypt, France, Jordan, Nigeria, Russia, UK, USA and Vietnam.

The event will take into account the feedback from the previous workshop and cover more detailed and practical aspects and steps that should be taken by an organization. It will address the following topics: main aspects of a knowledgeable customer, clarifying roles and responsibilities of owner, operator, vendor, advisor, owner engineer, etc., being a knowledgeable customer under different ownership and contracting options, how to develop the capability to become a knowledgeable customer, case studies and development of strategic partnerships and expectations and key attributes of a knowledgeable customer, including legal aspects.

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The main purpose of this meeting is to further develop the concept of a knowledgeable customer that was presented at the original workshop on this topic held in Paris in November 2012.1 This event will take into account the feedback from the previous workshop and cover more detailed and practical aspects and steps that should be taken by an organization. The meeting will provide an opportunity for exchange of information among countries regarding the development of their nuclear power programme as well as for learning the lessons from case studies and from existing nuclear power programmes.

This event is expected to include a visit to Novovoronezh NPP with both operating units and units under construction.