The decision to organize this workshop was made at the final meeting on the project “Concurrent Competence Needs for Safety Assessment and Ways Forwards”, held in December 2013 in the IAEA, where proposals for hosting the workshop in Obninsk took fourth position in the overall list of sixteen events proposed for the 2014-2015 action plan. Such a high priority reflects the general trend of growing interest to Russian nuclear technology.
Representatives of regulatory bodies and technical support organizations from the countries running WWERs (Republic of Armenia, Republic of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic) and from countries developing their national nuclear programmes oriented to WWER Technology (People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Republic of Ghana, Federal Republic of Nigeria and Socialist Republic of Vietnam) participate in this seminar. Representatives from Russian organizations of The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM (JSC OKB «GIDROPRESS», JSC «VNIIAES», FSUE RFNC – VNIIEF, LLC SNIIP Atom, FSUE «SSC RF – IPPE», ROSATOM-CICE&T, JSC “ATOMPROEKT “, JSC “ATOMENERGOPROEKT “), Academy of Sciences (Nuclear Safety Institute- IBRAE), National Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute”, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI and ROSTECHNADZOR will introduce participants with the experience of the codes development and operation.
The workshop is a logical stage in the development of the training course “Capacity building for infrastructure development and safety assessment of WWER technologies”, which was proposed to the IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation as a regional training event to be organized on a regular basis for embarking states in 2016-2019.