Training of the Belarusian NPP specialists has been completed
Two-week scientific visits were held within the framework of the national programme for the development of nuclear energy of the Republic of Belarus on the basis of the St. Petersburg and Novovoronezh branches of Rosatom Technical Academy.
The scientific visit on NPP commissioning was held in St. Petersburg from 15 to 26 April. The purpose of this visit was to transfer theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of commissioning of a nuclear power plant. The theoretical part of the visit covered such topics as the basics of NPP operation, including the basics of nuclear safety at the plant, issues of nuclear fuel management, as well as issues of control and quality assessment of commissioning.
As a part of the scientific visit of specialists from the Belarusian NPP (BelAES), a one-week internship was organized at the Leningrad NPP-2, where the work on commissioning of the 2nd unit had been in progress. The internship programme was developed considering the activities of each of the participants of Belarusian delegation, which included the Head of turbine shop, the Head of the electrical department, the Head of instrumentation and automation department, engineer and operator. During the internship at NPP, each of the participants was able to learn about the experience in NPP commissioning from Leningrad NPP specialists.
From April 22 to May 3 on the basis of Novovoronezh branch of Rosatom Technical Academy the second group of specialists from BelAES was trained on the topic “Maintenance and repair of NPP equipment”. For the participants of the scientific visit, an internship was organized at Novovoronezh NPP-2 (NV NPP-2), where planned work on equipment repair had been carried out. The participants visited the shutdown unit No. 6, where they were able to see the work on refueling, repair of one of the four steam generators, as well as repair of one of the four main circulation pumps, adjustment of instrumentation. Also, employees of NV NPP-2 showed the work in the shops of the Department of radiation safety and the Department of nuclear safety and reliability.
The Belarusian NPP is being built with the support of State Atomic Energy Corporation «Rosatom». The plant will consist of two power units with VVER-1200 reactor each, according to the NPP-2006 project. This is a standard Russian project of a nuclear power plant of the new generation III + with improved technical and economic performance that meets modern safety standards, the requirements of environmental and sanitation and hygiene legislation. The launch of the first power unit of the Belarusian NPP is scheduled for 2019.