Kola NPP (subsidiary of Rosenergoatom Concern, part of Electric Power Division of Rosatom State Corporation) has hosted a project meeting attended by representatives from the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM), the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) and the Norwegian Institute for Energy Technology, Halden (IFE).
Such meetings take place on a regular basis within the framework of cooperation agreements between Rosenergoatom Concern and competent organizations of Northern Europe states to discuss and coordinate joint projects.
“Although nuclear energy has its national features in any country, it is at the same time a universal human achievement that opens access to welfares of civilization in many countries around the world. International cooperation makes it possible to not only exchange technological innovations and cutting-edge achievements, but also contributes to building atmosphere of trust and openness”, said Kola NPP director Vasiliy Omelchuk.
One of the examples of this cooperation is the workshop on the use of operation experience that was also organized at Kola NPP. Its participants included representatives from STUK, Loviisa and Olkiluoto NPPs (Finland) as well as Leningrad NPP. For two days, Russian and Finnish nuclear experts delivered reports and presentations, exchanged opinions, learned about shops and units operation at Kola NPP.
The 2020 cooperation program provides for several more workshops that will take place internationally and will be dealing with various aspects of safe operation of nuclear power facilities.
International cooperation will also continue in the development and use of intelligent systems for analyzing operational data, upgrading equipment for monitoring parameters of the water-chemical regime and the condition of construction materials, as well as in radiation safety projects.
Interaction of Kola NPP specialists with colleagues from neighboring border states has been carried out since 1993 and consolidates over 30 successfully implemented projects.
Kola NPP is a branch of Rosenergoatom (a part of the Electric Power Division of Rosatom). The plant is located 200 km south of Murmansk on the shore of Lake Imandra. It operates four VVER-type power units with a capacity of 440 MW.
Real-time information on the radiation environment near Russian NPPs and other nuclear industry facilities is available at www.russianatom.ru.