The implementation of Westinghouse fuel at Unit 5 remains a top priority for the Nuclear Safety Department (NSD) for 2020. This work is considered the most significant. The trial fuel operation is underway.
ZNPP news: modernization
WANO Technical Support Mission on “Application of risk-informed approaches (risk-monitoring) for maintenance and repair optimization during power unit operation at power” took place at Zaporizhzhia NPP.
This project is implemented at Unit 2 with international technical assistance of USA Government. The primary objective is to increase the utilization factor of installed capacity by means of security important systems repair, during power unit operation at power and to reduce the duration of outages without security diminution.
WANO Technical Support Mission on “Application of risk-informed approaches (risk-monitoring) for maintenance and repair optimization during power unit operation at power” takes place on January 20-24, 2020 at Zaporizhzhia NPP.
The WANO experts were introduced, mission purposes and objectives and challenging issues, which are to be solved, were announced at the entrance meeting.
The specialists of Zaporizhzhia NPP participated in the International RiskWatcher Users Conference held in London. The representatives of the countries - users of that software, including Japan, France, Slovakia, Hungary, USA, UK, - shared their experience, including Japan, France, Slovakia, Hungary, USA, UK.
At Zaporizhzhia NPP a project is being implemented to optimize the repair and maintenance of the systems for Unit 2. The purpose of the project is to perform maintenance of the equipment during operation of the power unit on power.
In Odessa, on the basis of the Odessa National Polytechnic University, the Ordinary Board of Ukrainian NPPs Chief Engineers was held. Dmytro Sabadin, Chief Engineer of Zaporizhzhia NPP took part in the work as the Board Chairman, presenting in details Fuel Inspection and Maintenance Bench.
The site of Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant is the pilot zone of the “Energoatom” large-scale project on the personnel management process improvement with the help of SAP software.
In the next two years, a lot of work aimed at the success of the innovation has to be done at the plant. It aims to significantly improve the efficiency of personnel management, both in separate entities and generally in the utility.
The specialists of Zaporizhzhia NPP Electrical Department took part in the commissioning tests of transformers produced by the Croatian company KONČAR Group, which manufactures products for the power industry. The commission was also composed by experts from each NPP of Ukraine.
Common project of JSC “Turboatom” and SE “NNEGC “Energoatom” on the design of new generation condensers for NPP – a work “Design and implementation of NPP steam turbine condensers” was awarded a State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology for 2018 by the decree No.110/2019 of the President of Ukraine.
A scheduled Board meeting of Ukrainian NPPs operating experience specialists took place. It is already the 20th event of a kind, where the representatives of all Ukrainian NPPs, Directorate of SE “NNEGC “Energoatom” and The State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety were engaged.
A delegation of «Plejades GmbH», «NUKEM» (Germany, Serbia), SSE «Ecocentre» and SE “NNEGC “Energoatom” representatives visited Zaporizhzhia NPP. This visit belongs to the realization initial period of a project: “Determination of the waste form, providing safe treatment, storage and disposal of radwaste stored at Ukrainian nuclear energy enterprises.