At the beginning of February experts from Rosatom Technical Academy conducted the training course in Indonesia dedicated to Russian computer simulation codes and small modular reactors (SMR) at the Indonesian State College of Nuclear Technology (STTN) under the National nuclear energy agency (BATAN), Yogyakarta.
The event has been opened by the general lecture of Evgenii Varseev on Rosatom Technical Academy activities and Denis Agafonov continued on the Russian nuclear industry achievements worldwide. The lectures attended more than 160 students, professors, and specialists from all over Indonesia.
The course “Using of Simulation Codes for Reactor System Safety Assessment and Thermal hydraulics aspects concerning SMR and VVER-type reactors” was organized within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding between Rosatom Technical Academy and the National nuclear energy agency of republic Indonesia (BATAN) signed in 2015, and Rosatom Tech experience accumulated in conducting a series of nine international regional courses in collaboration with the IAEA over the past five years.
The theoretical part practical exercises with hands-on tutorials on the use of Russian-design simulations code for reactor safety analysis were of great interest for the participants, represented by the teachers and professors from STTN and other nuclear industry institutions of Indonesia. In addition, a technical tour to the Kartini nuclear research reactor was organized for the lecturers and participants within the training course.
At the closing ceremony, sixteen Indonesian trainees were awarded a certificates for the successful completion of the training course.
The results of the training were discussed during the working meeting of Rosatom Tech representatives and STTN-BATAN management, where the plans on an extended training course providing for Indonesian specialists in Russia were outlined. It was is also proposed to involve Rosatom Tech experts for the STTN-BATAN training programmes revision.