From 31 May to 2 June 2021, a virtual part of the Interregional Training Course on Design Safety and Safety Assessment for Nuclear Power Plants was held within the extrabudgetary contribution of the Russian Federation to the implementation of the IAEA Technical Cooperation projects for the development of nuclear infrastructure in newcomer countries. The training course was attended by 26 participants from 12 countries.
The purpose of the training course was to assist Member States embarking on nuclear power in enhancing their knowledge of main principles of design safety and safety assessment of NPPs. The programme of the training course encompassed a variety of disciplines in the format of lectures and interactive discussions, including the following: technology of water-cooled reactors, IAEA Safety Standards, deterministic safety analysis and probabilistic safety assessment.
IAEA representatives Mr. Jing ZHANG, Section Head at the Division for Europe of the Department of Technical Cooperation and Mr. Simone MASSARA, Nuclear Safety Officer in the Safety Assessment Section, opened the event. From the Russian side, Ms. Alesia IUNIKOVA, Director of the Rosatom Technical Academy’s Center for International Cooperation, welcomed the participants. The lecturers group was represented by the experts from the IAEA, EDF (France), Rosatom Technical Academy and JSC Atomenergoproekt.
According to the IAEA two-step hybrid approach to the implementation of training courses, it is planned that the second part of the course will take place in a face-to-face format at the St. Petersburg branch of the Rosatom Technical Academy. The face-to-face part will include practical work in groups and a more detailed discussion of the theoretical topics of the virtual part.