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Developing a Common Approach to NPP Construction Abroad.

Developing a Common Approach to NPP Construction Abroad.

Strategic Session with this title was held by Branch of the Centre for Capital Construction (BCCC) of the State Atomic Energy Сorporation “ROSATOM” in cooperation with the ROSATOM Central Institute for Continuing Education and Training (ROSATOM-CICE&T) on 29 – 30 January, 2015 in St. Petersburg.

More than 50 managers and specialists contributed in the Session from the side of JSC Concern TITAN-2, JSC Atomproekt, JSC Atomenergoproekt, JSC Akkuyu Nuclear, JSC Rusatom Overseas, JSC Concern Rosenergoatom branch “Facilities Construction Authority”, JSC VNIPIpromtechnologii, JSC VPO Zarubezhatomenergostroy, JSC RUSBURMASH, OJSC VNIIAES, Institute of Business Studies of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, JSC Atomstroyexport, JSC B.E. Vedeneev VNIIG, «А Universal Consulting» LLC, HRD Department of ROSATOM and AnCordia (Finland).

The Session was deigned to shape a common approach to HRD for the construction phase of NPP development in recipient countries. The discussion put forward the case Hanhikivi-1 project as the model one, which was used for try-out of key aspects of training for Russian engineering and construction staff, as well as personnel of key Finnish stakeholders, from managers of owner/operator to craftsmen of local contractors. Importance of acquisition of competencies for the work in multi-cultural environment was emphasized. This could be accomplished through organization of Russian, English and Finnish language courses and international teambuilding activities. Considering the Olkiluoto-3 lessons and their own experience of communications with the Finnish regulator, Session participants pointed to significance of establishing the safety culture system for all the companies involved in construction of Finnish NPPs, which includes incorporation of corresponding training modules in HRD programmes. The session format represents a suitable platform for deliberation of the problems of NPPs construction abroad. As was mentioned by Vladimir Malakhov, BCCС Deputy Director, it is obviously important to hold Session on a regular basis to develop multi-level training programmes for managers supporting construction of NPPs in newcomer countries and to present those at international IAEA forums.


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Participants from the ROSATOM-CICE&T were Rector Y.N. Seleznev; Vice-rector – St. Petersburg branch director T.N. Tairov; ROSATOM-CICE&T Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, Director of Department of International Cooperation V.V. Artisiuk; Head of Center for Operations and Supporting Competencies St. Petersburg branch S.V. Fedorov; Director of St. Petersburg Centre for International Business Relations and Communications M.A. Labyntseva; employees of St. Petersburg branch of Center for Operations and Supporting Comptencies B.S. Lisovik, A.M. Orlov and M.Y. Devishina; Nuclear and Radiation Safety TMC Head R.N. Bombin; Engineering and Construction TMC Head A.V. Shapovalov; Head of  St. Petersburg branch of  Center of Security Competencies V.A. Belyakov; employees of International Center for NPP Personnel Training – expert E.V. Volkov and  specialists D.P. Podolyakin and D.E. Skripnikov.

ROSATOM-CICE&T keeps up working relations with Finnish organizations involved in construction staff training (http://rosatomtech.com/?p=1063, http://rosatomtech.com/?p=1225) and conducted a pilot training on particulars of cross-cultural communications in the course of doing business in Finland (http://rosatomtech.com/?p=1235)

ROSATOM-CICE&T holds leading positions at the State Corporation Rosatom in creating industry-specific safety culture (http://rosatomtech.com/?p=1147) the need for which in arrangement of the work on construction of Hanhikivi-1 NPP at the Strategic session was repeatedly accentuated.