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The IAEA scientific visit to ROSATOM-CICE&T. The Issue of Research Reactors’ Application.

The IAEA scientific visit to ROSATOM-CICE&T. The Issue of Research Reactors’ Application.

On January 27, 2017 the delegation of experts from Uzbekistan lead by
Mr Vladimir Michal, the IAEA team leader on decommissioning and environmental protection, Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Department of Nuclear Energy, visited Obninsk, Russia in the framework of technical cooperation project which provides a comprehensive support to the Republic of Uzbekistan on the lifecycle of research reactors (RRs).

Prior to Obninsk the delegation visited several R&D institutions involved in strengthening the activities related to non-power application of radiation technologies. In Obninsk the delegation made a technical tour to the  First-in-the-World Nuclear Power Plant (JSC “SSC RF IPPE”), Obninsk Institute for Nuclear Power Engineering- Branch of  MEPhI and ROSATOM-CICE&T.

ROSATOM-CICE&T specialists presented their experience in the area of RR application, such as:

  • the experience in personnel training for national nuclear programmes and nuclear infrastructure;
  • the experience in developing e-learning tools, including introduction to the IAEA e-learning: Neutron Activation Analysis;
  • the concept of joint IAEA-ROSATOM schools on non-power use of nuclear technologies planned for 2017;
  • the competency model of RR engineer;
  • the training programme for RR managers;
  • the methodology of competence management for newly created Centers of Nuclear Science and Technology (CNST) based on RRs;
  • the project of bilateral/multilateral cooperation of
    ROSATOM CICE&T with universities in partner countries to support new nuclear courses.

Tracing the new global trends on non-power application of nuclear technologies ROSATOM-CICE&T highlighted its initiative for nuclear infrastructure development to support development of national CNST projects.