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Training courses to support 19 plus nuclear infrastructure issues

1. National position

Training Modules

  1. Key aspects of the concept of “National position”

         Provides understanding of organization of  VVER based NPP, its supply chain, general concepts of refueling and maintenance

         The importance of the national position

         Key considerations of the national position

  1. IAEA recommendations in the area of “National position”

        IAEA Safety Standards

        The main stages of the infrastructure arrangement

        Recommendations for the development of strategic plans for staffing

  1. Development of strategic plans for the national position development

         The main factors to be taken into account in the national position development

         Establishment of the authority responsible for formulating the national position in the country

         Establishment of a nuclear legislation in the country

         The responsibility of the state to the population and the international community for the peaceful and safe use of atomic energy and the protection of nuclear facilities and materials

         National policies and security strategy

  1. Scientific, technical and economic feasibility of nuclear power development

         Energy systems planning

         Nuclear energy planning and visions of optimal sustainable national nuclear energy system

         Selection of the optimal national nuclear infrastructure providing long-term regulation and control of the nuclear power programme of the country

         36h of training in total

2. Nuclear safety

Training Modules

  1. The basic principles of development of nuclear industry and nuclear and radiation safety

         The basic principles of development of nuclear industry and nuclear and radiation safety

  1. IAEA standards and Russian standards for nuclear safety

        Hierarchy, structure and contents of standards of IAEA

        Hierarchy, structure and contents of the Russian standards

        IAEA Standards SSR-2/1 (2012) and NS-R-1(2000) in application to WWER technology

  1. The concept of defense in depth and its implementation in the WWER technology

         Levels of defense in depth conception

         Physical barriers

         Protection of physical barriers

  1. Assessment of safety level of the NPP. Structure and contents of safety analysis reports

         IAEA Standard GSR-4

         Assessment of adequacy of implementation of defense in depth conception

         Deterministic safety analysis

         Probabilistic safety analysis

         Structure and contents of the safety analysis report

  1. Deterministic safety analysis

         The concept and the list of the postulated initial events

         Categorization of initial events and acceptance criteria

         Methods and computer codes for the analysis of initial events

  1. Safety and design of the NPP with WWER

         The general principles and decisions provided in the design

         Safety classes

         Safety systems

         Specific safety issues in the NPPs design

  1. Quality management, human factor and safety culture. Designer’s service of manufacturing, mounting, tests and operation of the equipment and systems of reactor unit

         Specifics of quality management of a construction of the NPP

         Reliability of a human factor and safety

         Importance of safety culture development

72h of training (including 9h of practice)

3. Management

Training Modules

  1. The concept of IMS for NEP

         Concept of IMS for NEP. Practical methods of establishing and implementation of IMS at NEP organization. Requirements of the IAEA safety standards and guidelines GS-R-3, GS-G-3.1 and GS-G-3.5

       Process approach. Core processes of nuclear organization

       Establishing and implementation of IMS at NEP organization

  1. Practical methods of IMS implementation for NEP

         Development of core, supplementary and managerial processes for IMS

         Implementation of processes in nuclear organization

         Approaches to integration of management subsystems into IMS

         Safety management as part of IMS

         Management of resources

         Evaluation of IMS effectiveness and efficiency: practical aspects and recommendations

  1. The model of management system continuous improvement.

         The best world-wide practice in IMS implementation for nuclear industry

         Russian experience in IMS implementation at organization involved in nuclear energy development program

36h of training (including 5h of practice)

4. Funding and financing

Training Modules

  1. The main aspects of the national nuclear power programme development. Nuclear fuel: review of the market and world prices, cost projections

         Primary conditions: the resources of the country, long-term contracts, geopolitics, strategic partners

       Transmission facilities infrastructure, projections, assessment of the extent of nuclear programme and economy of scale. The cost of nuclear fuel management

       Costs of nuclear fuel management. Overview of the market and world prices for nuclear fuel. Forecasts of nuclear fuel costs and examples of their indexing

  1. The NPP construction cost

         Structure of CAPEX

         Methodology for CAPEX assessment. Review of the world prices

  1. Approaches to integration of management subsystems into IMS

         Basic terms: net present value, payback period, discounted payback period

         Methodology for cost effectiveness analysis

  1. Project financing schemes. Contractual schemes for NPP construction

         The most common methods offinancing the NPP construction projects

         Types of contracts for NPP construction, examples

  1. Project cost management: methodology, theory and practice

         Cost management methodology of the investment project

         Practical issues of creation and operation of the cost management system for NPP construction

  1. The most common scenarios for NPP decommissioning. Cost estimates for NPP decommissioning

         Common scenarios of NPP decommissioning

         Analysis of NPP decommissioning costs

  1. Financial support for the safe operation of nuclear power plants and the decommissioning of nuclear power units

         Formation and the expenditure of targeted reserves funds by operators: legal framework, main directions of reserves spending, specifics of  reserves spending

36h of training (including 10h of practice)

5. Legislative framework

Training Modules

  1. Introduction to the Nuclear Law

         Introduction to the international nuclear law, international organizations

       Main international instruments in the field of the nuclear law and their application

  1. Non-proliferation of nuclear weapon, IAEA safeguards and fundamental documents in the field of nuclear safety and security

         Basic documents governing the matters of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons

         Basic conventions governing the issues of nuclear safety and security

  1. Development of nuclear projects. Construction of nuclear facilities. Obligations and liability of the operator

         Legal regulation of the activities in the field of implementation of nuclear energy projects

         Legal status of the operator

  1. Transportation of radioactive materials and export control

         Legal Regulation of transport of radioactive materials

         Export control (nuclear export and dual-use products)

  1. Civil liability for nuclear damage. Insurance

         International regimes of civil liability for nuclear damage. Perspectives

         Insurance

  1. Radioactive waste management. Decommissioning of nuclear facilities

         Radioactive waste management system

         Decommissioning of nuclear facilities

  1. Notification and rendering of help in case of a nuclear accident

         Conventions in the field of notification and rendering of help. Practical application of the provisions of the conventions

  1. Russian experience of the legal regulation

         System of federal laws and subordinate acts of authorities in the field of the nuclear law, as well as several general legal rules not directly associated with the nuclear law.

36h of training (including 2h of practice)

6. Safeguards

Training Modules

  1. Introduction

         Introduction

  1. Infrastructure development for implementation of IAEA Safeguards

         Infrastructure development for implementation of IAEA Safeguards

  1. Legal framework of the IAEA Safeguards application in a State

         Legal framework of the IAEA Safeguards application in a State

  1. The Additional Protocol to a Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement

         The Additional Protocol to a Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement

         Other Protocols

  1. Administrative and technical issues related to the obligations of the IAEA and newcomer countries under the “Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement”

         Administrative issues to be taken into account in developing the infrastructure of IAEA Safeguards implementation in a customer country.

         A state authority responsible for the IAEA Safeguards implementation

  1. Nuclear material control and accounting – conceptual approach

         The State System of Accounting for and Control of Nuclear Material (SSAC).

         The IAEA concept on nuclear material accountancy

  1. Preparation of accounting documents for the IAEA (Code 10)

         Preparation of accounting documents for the IAEA (Code 10)

  1. Documents to be agreed upon by the IAEA for Safeguards application at a nuclear fuel cycle facility

         Documents to be agreed upon by the IAEA for Safeguards application at a nuclear fuel cycle facility

  1. Technical issues of the IAEA Safeguards application at NPP

          Technical issues of the IAEA Safeguards application at NPP

  1. Equipment and instruments used by IAEA inspectors at NPP in the course of inspections (two lessons)

          Equipment and instruments used by the  IAEA inspectors at NPP in the course of inspections

          Containment and Surveillance Measures as  complimentary measures for verification activity

36h of training (including 3.5h of practice)

7. Radiation protection

Training Modules

  1. Radiation safety and protection, basic concepts, terminology and definitions. Dose functional. Radiation risks

         Terminology in the radiation safety of ICRP and IAEA documents, the national terminology system at the example of radiation safety in the Russian Federation

         Exposure situations (planned, existing and emergency). System of dosimetric quantities in radiation safety

         Assessment of risks associated with exposure. Comparative evaluation of industrial risks

  1. Rationing in radiation safety. The legislative and regulatory framework in the field of radiation safety. The main legislative acts of normative legal regulation of the nuclear energy safe use on the example of the Russian Federation

         Rationing principles in radiation safety for different exposure situations

         Nuclear facilities, the possible classification. Sources of radiation hazards at the nuclear facilities

         The structure of the legislative and regulatory framework in the field of radiation safety in the Russian Federation

         Major challenges of the legislative and regulatory framework development in the field of radiation safety

  1. The basic organizational principles of radiation safety. Interaction of the state, government and regulators in the development of the energy programme. State guarantees in the field of radiation safety ensuring

         Organizational principles of radiation safety ensuring

         The interaction of the state, government and regulators in the development of the energy programme

         The system of emergency management in the field of nuclear energy use

  1. Methods of assessing and forecasting the radiation situation. Radiation monitoring. The automated monitoring systems. Scientific and technical support to ensure radiation safety

         Methods for assessing and forecasting the radiation situation

         Methods and means of radiation monitoring

         The scientific and technical support to ensure radiation safety

36h of training (including 8h of practice)

8. Regulatory framework

Training Modules

  1. International practices. IAEA approaches

         Global nuclear safety regime. The IAEA safety standards

         Safety infrastructure

         Establishing the safety infrastructure for nuclear power program (under IAEA document SSG-16).

         Regulatory Framework.

  1. Regulatory infrastructure of the Russian Federation

         Legislative and governmental basis for nuclear and radiation safety regulation.

         Regulatory basis

         Establishing the safety infrastructure for nuclear power program (under IAEA document SSG-16).

         Regulatory authority (Rostechnadzor)

  1. Establishing the Regulatory Framework

         Introduction. Safety Fundamentals.

         Governmental, Legal and Regulatory Framework for Safety

         The Management System for Facilities and Activities

         Application of the Management System for Facilities and Activities

         Organization and Staffing of the Regulatory Body for Nuclear Facilities

  1. Managing Regulatory Body Competence

         Competence management

         A Competence Model for the Regulatory Body

         Systematic Competence Analysis

         Methods for acquiring Competence

         Considerations for embarking states

72h of training

9. Electrical grid

Training Modules

  1. Stages and chronology of work on the development of electricity networks for NPP integration to the power system and characteristics of the existing state of the region and power system (or its part) connection to NPP
  1. Perspective development of power system (or its part) connection to NPP
  1. Development of options for the NPP scheme of power distribution
  2. Methods of calculation of electric modes for the developed options of power distribution scheme
  3. Method of technical and economic comparison of the options of power plants distribution scheme
  4. Method of calculation of short-circuit currents for the recommended option of power distribution scheme
  5. Method of static and dynamic stability calculation for the recommended option of power distribution scheme
  6. Analysis of reactive power balance. Amount of reactive power sources and reactive power compensation means
  7. Analysis of existing systems of relay protection and automatic control of power grid in normal and emergency modes
  8. Requirements to the basic technical solutions on equipping power grids and power plants with power system relay protection and automatic controls in normal and emergency conditions
  9. Requirements to the basic technical solutions on equipping the power plant with frequency separation automatics. Circuit of power supply to a fully shut-down power plant
  10. Requirements to a structural diagram of technological information acquisition and communication to the system operator and NMC (Network Management Center) of grid operators
  11. Requirements to the concept of electrical connections of electrical grid of 110 kV and more for the recommended mode of power distribution of NPP
10. Human resources development
  1. The basics for generating staffing needs for new nuclear power programmes. The Russian and international experience
  2. The organizational structure and staffing of the NEPIO
  3. The organization and staffing of the operating organization
  4. The organization and staffing of the TSOs
  5. Method of technical and economic comparison of the options of power plants distribution scheme
  6. Method of calculation of short-circuit currents for the recommended option of power distribution scheme
  7. Method of static and dynamic stability calculation for the recommended option of power distribution scheme
  8. Analysis of reactive power balance. Amount of reactive power sources and reactive power compensation means
  9. Analysis of existing systems of relay protection and automatic control of power grid in normal and emergency modes
  10. Requirements to the basic technical solutions on equipping power grids and power plants with power system relay protection and automatic controls in normal and emergency conditions
  11. Requirements to the basic technical solutions on equipping the power plant with frequency separation automatics. Circuit of power supply to a fully shut-down power plantDevelopment of options for the NPP scheme of power distribution
  12. Requirements to a structural diagram of technological information acquisition and communication to the system operator and NMC (Network Management Center) of grid operators
  13. Requirements to the concept of electrical connections of electrical grid of 110 kV and more for the recommended mode of power distribution of NPP

36h of taining (including 15h of practice)

11. Stakeholder involvement

Training Modules

  1. Basic elements of SI

         International and national requirements and recommendations for SI

         Outline of SI programme

         General approaches to the SI strategy and plan development

         Practical exercise “Stakeholder matrix”

  1. Organization’s activities in the area of SI

         NEPIO, Owner/Operator and Regulator functions, roles and responsibilities for SI

         Activities at the various stages of the nuclear power implementation programme

         Risk management of the SI programme implementation

         Practical exercise “Development of the strategy and general plan for SI”

  1. Methods and instruments for SI

         SI principles

         Methods and instruments of involvement

         Collaboration between the newcomer and vendor countries

         Youth involvement

         Russian experience

         Practical exercise “Methods and instruments of involvement”

         Practical exercise “Youth involvement”

  1. Risk communication

         Hazards and risks associated with the nuclear power

         Risk perception and public acceptance of risks

         Public communication on the risks associated with the nuclear power

         Practical exercise: “Risk communication”

  1. Information center

 

         Information center goals and structure

         Methods and instruments used in the information center

         Practical exercise “Visit to Information Centre”

  1. I during public consultations for the site selection process and NPP construction

         SI in the site selection process, public debates and hearings.

         Communication with the international organizations and neighboring countries

         Practical exercise “Scenario for public hearings”

36h of training (including 15h of practice)

12. Site and supporting facilities

Training Modules

  1. Nuclear legislation related to siting: international regulations and Russian standards

         Siting criteria for NPP construction

         Siting phases related to  NPP construction

         Selection of probable sites and evaluation of their suitability for NPP construction and operation

         Regulatory documentation used for selection of site for NPP construction

  1. Licensing aspects of activities related to selection of sites for NPP allocation and construction

         Basic principles of State safety regulation when utilizing nuclear energy at NPPs.

         Licensing procedures common for all kinds of activities

         Specific features of licensing related to siting activities for NPP allocation and construction

         License formalization

         Compliance monitoring of issued licenses

  1. Existing experience of sites feasibility study for NPP construction in the framework of international and Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation projects

         Site evaluation concept in Russia and abroad. Basic principles and approaches to implementation

         Examples of international projects of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation and selection of related sites for NPP construction

         Examples of Russian projects of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation and selection of related sites for NPP construction

         Interaction experience with regulators of RF and countries allocating NPPs in their territory

         Differences and similarities of international and Russian projects  related to siting for NPP construction

  1. Work with the public and the economics

         Social and economic aspects of siting

         Social and economic environment of future NPP in the siting phase

         Economic specific features of siting for NPP construction

72h of training (including 2h of practice)

13. Environmental protection

Training Modules

  1. Environmental impact of a nuclear power plant at different stages of lifecycle

         The concept of environment and types of anthropogenic impacts on the environment

         Basics of environmental management

         NPP impact on the environment during site selection, construction, operation and decommissioning

  1. Legislative and regulatory framework in the area of environmental protection

         International conventions and standards on environmental protection

         Environmental legislation: world best practices

         The essential structure of legislative and regulatory acts in a country  that develops nuclear power

  1. Defining powers, responsibilities and liabilities of organizations regarding environmental protection

         Formation of the state system of environmental protection management: world practices

         Responsibilities and liabilities of NPP operator with regard to environmental protection

         Environmental rights of the stakeholders and interaction with governmental bodies and NPP operator

         Issues demanding attention when allocating powers, responsibilities and liabilities in the area of environmental protection

  1. Procedures and instruments of environmental control

         Licenses and other permissions

         Environmental impact assessment (EIA)

         Environmental monitoring

         Environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001

36h of training (including 7h practice)

14. Emergency planning

Training Modules

  1. Introduction to the training course

         Review of the Course on Emergency Preparedness and Response

  1. Basics of radiation protection of the public, personnel and emergency workers in nuclear or radiological emergency

         Basics of Radioactivity and Physical Dosimetry

         Basics of Radiation Protection Dosimetry

         Basics of Radiation Safety of Humans

         Health Effects Observed in Past Emergencies

         Lessons Learned from Past Emergencies

  1. International requirements on preparedness and response for a nuclear or radiological emergency

         Assistance of the IAEA to Member States in Emergency Preparedness and Response

         International Requirements on Emergency Preparedness and Response in GSR Part 3 and GSR Part 7

         Framework of Emergency Preparedness and Response

         Generic Criteria for Radiation Protection of Humans in Emergency Exposure Situation

         Assessment of Emergency Conditions

         Strategy of Radiation Protection of the Public in Emergency Exposure Situation

  1. Framework of emergency preparedness

         Governmental Infrastructure for Emergency Preparedness and Response

         Classification of Facilities, Territories and Emergency Planning Zones on the Base of Safety Assessment

         Intervention Criteria and Protective Actions: Russian Approach and International Recommendations

         Software Tools and Methods Used for Emergency Preparedness

         Planning Emergency Preparedness and Response

         Plans and Procedures for Emergency Response

 

  1. Framework of emergency response

 

         Information center goals and structure Basics of Concept of Operation in Response to Radiological or Nuclear Emergency

         Concept of Operation for Response to Radiological Emergency at Facilities and Territories in EPC IV and III

         Concept of Operation for Response to Nuclear Emergency at Facilities and Territories in EPC I, II and V

         Emergency Response Organizations: Roles and Coordination

         Technical and Software tools Used in Emergency Response

         Communication with the Public, Mass Media and the IAEA During Radiation Emergency

         Tabletop Exercise (practical exercise)

  1. Development of nuclear energy infrastructure element «Emergency preparedness and response»

         Establishing the Safety Infrastructure for a Nuclear Power Programme

         IAEA considerations in emergency preparedness and response for a state embarking on a nuclear power programme

         Phase Approach to Development of Capabilities and Arrangements for Emergency Preparedness and Response in Embarking State

36h of training (including 7h of practice)

15. Nuclear security

Training Modules

  1. Introduction to the training course

         Review of the Course on Emergency Preparedness and Response

  1. Role of State and IAEA recommendations in development of national nuclear security infrastructure and State’s regime of physical protection of NM and NF

         Major elements of nuclear security infrastructure, recommended by IAEA

         State’s PP regime and specifics of its application at new  nuclear power production facilities

  1. Threat assessment on the State and facility levels

         Main characteristics of potential adversaries, their motivation and capabilities, important for threat assessment

         Role of the State’s competent authority in the threat assessment and DBT development in defining requirements to PP of a NF

  1. National plan on nuclear security infrastructure and PP regime development and its stages

         Development and implementation of national plan on development of nuclear security infrastructure within the frame of the national nuclear power program

         Interface between components of national nuclear security infrastructure and requirements for PP of NM and NF

  1. Legal and regulatory framework of the State’s regime of PP of NM and NF

         Development and realization of legal and regulatory framework of the State’s regime of PP of NM and NF

         Role and main functions of the State’s competent authority, responsible for realization of legal and regulatory framework of the State’s regime of PP of NM and NF

  1. Russian norms and regulations, suggestions on use of Russian best practices of PP of NM and NF. Comparison with experiences of other States

         Basic provisions of Russian and some other State’s nuclear security norms and regulations and IAEA guidance

         Practices of application of PP systems and measures at Russian nuclear power production facilities

  1. Designing, operation and evaluation of effectiveness of PP system, including roles of the regulating and operating organizations

         PP system requirements for a new nuclear facility at different phases of its life cycle, including construction and commissioning

         Assignment of responsibilities on application of nuclear security measures between the State’s competent authority and operating organization at a NF.

         Main functions of PP system of a NF: detection, delay, response.

         Practical exercise “Preparation of initial requirement data for designing of a PP system of a NF”

  1. Safety and security culture as a major factor of sustainability of nuclear power generation

         Human reliability for safety and security provision: practices and criteria

         Importance of security culture and steps of its development in nuclear newcomer States

         Practical exercise on discussion of attributes and criteria of nuclear security culture at a NF

         Preventive and protective measures against insider threat for different categories of personnel and their application at NF

         Specific attributes of an insider adversary

         Preventive and protective measures against theft of NM and sabotage, taking in account the insider threat

         Practical exercise on classification of potential insider at a NF by their authority and access rights

  1. Computer and information security at nuclear facility and nuclear industry levels

         Provision of computer security as one of main parts of security plan of NF

         Protection of confidential information, related to NM, technologies and security systems at a NF

  1. Nuclear security measures, related to storage, utilization and transportation of NM, and their evaluation in training and force-on-force exercises. Interface between accounting and control measures and PP of NM

         Nuclear security requirements for nuclear transports: international instruments and IAEA guidance

         Russian practices of application of security measures for transportation of fresh and irradiated nuclear fuel, including international shipments

         PP measures under on-site transportation of NM

         Interface between NMAC and PP systems at a NF

  1. Application of IAEA nuclear infrastructure assessment methodology to the nuclear security element at all phases of nuclear power program development

         IAEA methodology of phase-by phase assessment of national nuclear power infrastructure at all phases of its development

         Assessment criteria for status of nuclear security component as an element of national infrastructure of nuclear power program

         Practical exercise on formulation and discussion of assessment criteria of nuclear security infrastructure status

  1. Visit of a training center for practical demonstration of nuclear security systems and measures, including detection and response at customs and borders

         Visit of a training center for practical demonstration of nuclear security systems and measures, including detection and response at customs and borders

         Final examination

36h of training (including 11h of practice)

16. Nuclear fuel cycle

Training Modules

  1. Nuclear Fuel Cycle

         Open and closed nuclear fuel cycles

         The approaches to form nuclear fuel cycles

  1. Nuclear Fuel Cycle

         Mining and milling

         Conversion

         Uranium enrichment

         Nuclear fuel manufacturing

         The organization of nuclear fuel supply

  1. Nuclear Fuel Cycle

         SNF transportation

         Interim and long-term SNF storage

Final examination

36h of training (including 2h of practice)

17. Radioactive waste management

Training Modules

  1. Sources of RAW and its classification in Russia and some other countries with well-developed nuclear power industry, as well as IAEA

         Sources of RAW and its classification in Russia and some other countries with well-developed nuclear power industry, as well as IAEA

  1. Rules and regulations of RAW and SNF management in Russia. State system of accounting and control of RS and RAW. IAEA guides and recommendations

         Rules and regulations of RAW and SNF management in Russia. State system of accounting and control of RS and RAW. IAEA guides and recommendations

  1. Regulatory issues in RAW and SNF management

         Regulatory issues in RAW and SNF management

  1. Key principles of national concepts of RAW and SNF management in Russia and some foreign countries

         Key principles of national concepts of RAW and SNF management in Russia and some foreign countries

  1. RAW management at operating nuclear plants

         RAW management at operating nuclear plants

  1. Project designs of RAW management systems for a new generation of NPPs with  VVER-1200/TOI reactors

         Project designs of RAW management systems for a new generation of NPPs with  VVER-1200/TOI reactors

  1. Management concept of RAW generated in decommissioning of nuclear facilities

         Management concept of RAW generated in decommissioning of nuclear facilities

  1. Concepts of radioactive waste final disposal

         Concepts of radioactive waste final disposal

  1. Special aspects and key technologies of NPP SNF management

         Special aspects and key technologies of NPP SNF management

  1. SNF wet storage technology

         SNF wet storage technology

  1. Module RW11SNF dry storage technology. Preparation of SNF for transfer to dry storing

         SNF dry storage technology. Preparation of SNF for transfer to dry storing

  1. Technical requirements for casks for RAW and SNF storage and transportation

         Technical requirements for casks for RAW and SNF storage and transportation

  1. Transport of radioactive material

Transport of radioactive material

  1. Requirements for RAW and SNF transportation facilities

         Requirements for RAW and SNF transportation facilities

  1. Existing SNF processing technology

         Existing SNF processing technology

  1. Provision of physical protection in RAW and SNF management

         Provision of physical protection in RAW and SNF management

  1. Emergency response to hazardous radiological situations in RAW and SNF management

         Emergency response to hazardous radiological situations in RAW and SNF managementFinal examination

36h of training (including 2h of practice)

18. Industrial involvement

Training Modules

  1. Sources of RAW and its classification in Russia and some other countries with well-developed nuclear power industry, as well as IAEA

         Sources of RAW and its classification in Russia and some other countries with well-developed nuclear power industry, as well as IAEA

  1. International requirements on industrial involvement and quality management

         Overview of the AEA documents containing the basic principles of industrial involvement, recommendations for the development and implementation of quality management programmes. A description of best practices

         The ISO 2000 standards. The integrated management systems

  1. Quality management in the ROSATOM

         Principles of safety for nuclear facilities. Main types of NPPs and their equipment

         The stages of NPP construction. The need for goods works and services. The composition and consistency of supply process

         Life cycle of products supplied to NPP

         The ROSATOM organizational activities for quality management. Development and implementation of the quality management system at NPPs under construction

  1. Localization of the supply of goods, works, and services

         Cooperation in the process of phased construction of NPP units

         Planning, research, industrial and construction organizations of the countries-buyers

         The ROSATOM Unified Industrial Procurement Standard (UIPS)

  1. Industrial involvement and procurement procedures

         Main principles of design, manufacturing and supply of equipment

         Interaction between the customer and the supplier during the procurement procedures

  1. Technical tour at JSC “Atomenergoremont”Methods and practices used by JSC “Atomenergoproekt” for industrial involvement

         Methodology for selection and approval of the list of subcontractors

         Adaptability to the requirements of the Russian legislation concerning NPP construction with the help of subcontractors

         Practical experience of JSC “Atomenergoproekt” in the involvement of local industry (for example the construction of the Kudankulam NPP, Novovoronezh NPP, Novovoronezh NPP-2, and NPP “Akkuyu”)

  1. Technical tour at JSC “Atomenergoremont”Maintenance, repair and reconstruction of NPP.

         Maintenance, repair and reconstruction of NPP. The determination of the extent of repair work, arranging delivery of spare parts and equipment, planning and execution of repairs

         Training of technical staff

         Licensing of works and production activities in the nuclear industry and the energy sector

  1. Technical regulation in the nuclear industry and practical  examples of application of normative documents

         Legislation on technical regulation in the framework of international agreements. The legislation of the Russian Federation on technical regulation and use of atomic energy. Stages of NPP construction

         Mechanisms to ensure the quality of goods, works, and services during the procurement procedures. Initial technical requirements Current control of the supply agreement execution. Quality control of goods (equipment) in the process of manufacturing

         Acceptance of goods and equipment. The types of input controls

         The conformity assessment and the inconsistencies management

Final examination

36h of training (including 6h of practice)

19. Procurement
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Training Modules

  1. International recommendations in the field of procurement for NPP construction. Russian legal and regulatory framework in the field of procurement. Regulatory control of procurement for NPP

         Review of the IAEA documents, comprising the basic principles for procurement of goods, works and services for NPP construction; the use of various mechanisms for quality assurance of supplies

         Review of Russian legislation regulating procurement: № 44-FZ (Federal contract system); № 223-FZ, the antitrust law. Purpose, structure of the Procurement Standard of the State Corporation “Rosatom”

         International experience in conducting of procurement for construction of the first NPP

         Overview of features of conditions and construction process of the first NPP in Vietnam, India, Iran, China, Turkey and Finland

         Features of the international experience in organization and conduct of procurement for construction of the first NPP

  1. Procurement activities

         Objectives and principles of procurement activities, management of procurement activities. The content of procurement

         Parties involved: the controller, regulatory bodies, the customer, organizer, supplier. Their functions, interaction during the procurement process, responsibility

         Variety of procurement methods and additional elements of the procurement procedures

         Sequence of the procurement process (overview): identification of needs, planning, conducting, determination of the winner, the conclusion of the contract

         Units for organization and support of procurement activities. Procurement Commission. Experience of Russian NPP

         Features of the conduct of procurement process at each stage, taking into account the applicable procurement method

  1. Supply quality management

         Review of mechanisms and methods of supply quality management at all stages of the procurement process and performance of the supply contract

         Features of the practical application of the mechanisms and methods to ensure the supplies quality. Input control. Non-conformances management

Final examination

36h of training (including 9h of practice)

20. Nuclear Energy Planning and Technologies Assessment

Training Modules

  1. Objectives and tasks of nuclear energy planning and the necessary conditions for its implementation

         Motivation of nuclear power development and need for formation of a  vision of the optimal sustainable national nuclear power system in the country’s energy system

         Analysis of the basic elements of the country infrastructure, required for implementation of nuclear energy planning, including the national position, and the level of the  legal and educational systems development, etc.

         Objectives of nuclear energy planning and establishment of an organizational structure responsible for nuclear energy planning and providing this structure with qualified personnel

  1. Study of the feasibility and expediency of nuclear power programme implementation

         Need for energy planning as a preliminary stage of nuclear power planning. Economic and social objectives of planning and the data required for modeling

         Analysis of the country’s power demand and power supply options based on the energy planning tools distributed by the IAEA

         Financing of energy projects and recommendations for the development of strategic plans

  1. Assessment of nuclear power technologies to run the first NPP units of the national programmes

         Methodology and methods of nuclear energy systems (NES)  assessment in terms of compliance with the  requirements of sustainable development

         Specification  of the basic data needed for the NES Assessment (NESA): description of  design, specification of the necessary technical and economic characteristics of NPP, and analysis of competitive environment

         Methods and algorithms for the assessment of NES using the criteria of sustainable energy supply

         NESA results’ analysis and documenting

         Experiences in the implementation of NESA by theIAEA member states

  1. Development of the long–term strategy of nuclear power development as an integral part of the nuclear energy planning

         Objectives and challenges in the long-term planning of national NES

         Establishment of the internationally agreed computational and methodological platform for long-term NES planning

         The role of international cooperation in the establishment of a national nuclear energy system in the long term

         Selection of national nuclear infrastructure to ensure the progress of the national NES by the  sustainable development criteria

Final examination

36h of training (including 2h of practice)

21. Metrology Support in Nuclear Power and Industry

Training Modules

  1. Introduction to metrology

         Introduction to metrology

  1. International legal metrology

         International and regional metrological organizations

         International regulatory documents on metrology

  1. Assurance of uniformity of measurements in the Russian Federation

         Federal Law “On Assurance of Measurement Uniformity

         Structure of measurement uniformity assurance system

         Principles of accreditation in the national accreditation system in the field of atomic energy use

  1. Assurance of uniformity of measurements in the field of atomic energy use

         Particular provisions of the Federal Laws “On the Use of Atomic Energy” and “On the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”

         Metrological requirements for measurements, standards of quantity units, reference materials, measuring instruments, their components, software, measurement\xa0 procedures (methods) used in the field of atomic energy use

         Regulatory acts on assurance of uniformity of measurements in the field of nuclear energy use

  1. Metrology support of nuclear power plants (NPP) of the Russian Federation

         Administrative and organizational structure of NPP metrology support

         Organization of Metrological Support of NPP siting

         Organization of Metrological Support of NPP designing

         Organization of Metrological Support for development and manufacture of NPP equipment

         Organization of Metrological Support of NPP construction

         Organization of Metrological Support of NPP operation and decommissioning

  1. Assurance of uniformity of measurements in the field of atomic energy use

         Specific features of metrology support of NPPs in USA

Final examination

36h of training (including 12h of practice)

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