In the frame ofpreparation for the OSART mission at the Zaporizhzhya NPP, the International Atomic Energy Agency held an online seminar for the plant's managers and leading staff.
ZNPP news: safety enhancement
Senior Power Unit Operator Maksym Sovyak participated as aт expert - secondee in a peer review of the Ringhals NPP in Sweden.
Together with his supervisor, he spent a week at the WANO Paris Center, where he worked out an inspection plan for Operation.
The traditional priority in 2021 for Zaporizhzhya NPP was the safe generation of environmentally friendly electricity and the constant increase in the level of nuclear, radiation and environmental safety.
The process of preparation for the review of Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant by IAEA experts under the OSART program, which is scheduled for October 2022, began in advance and it is on schedule. The forthcoming visit of IAEA experts is aimed primarily at ensuring further safety level.
The IAEA Preparatory Process is divided into three sectors. In addition to production sector, focused on 12 areas, there are two additional sectors- financial and economic; and organizational and economic.
With the start-up of Unit 4 after outage, an important stage of the complete transition of four units to nuclear fuel from the alternative supplier - Westinghouse - was concluded at Zaporizhzhia NPP.
During the outage, the core of Unit №4 was fully loaded with Westinghouse fuel assemblies. Earlier this year, this happened during outages on Units 1 and 3. And it was done on Unit 5 as recently as in 2019.
Representatives of Zaporizhzhia NPP in a video conference format took part in a meeting held by the leaders of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) on the implementation of a new project “Focus on Excellence”. The meeting was attended by 78 managers and specialists.
WANO is implementing a new direction “Focus on Excellence”. A strategic plan has been developed. There is a special classifier that evaluates the activities of nuclear power plants. Pilot plants have already been identified in Armenia, Russia, the Czech Republic and Finland.
Zaporizhzhia NPP received a certificate from NEC “Ukrenergo” confirming the possibility of providing ancillary services of frequency maintenance reserve to the transmission system operator at +/- 20 MW.
The peer review of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) at Zaporizhzhia NPP continued for two weeks. A final briefing has been hold today with handling over the report on the results of the review to the General Manager.
At Zaporizhzhia NPP, a peer review of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) has started.
The team of experts at Zaporizhzhia NPP included representatives of nuclear power plant operators from Hungary, Russia, Armenia, Iran and Ukraine.
Specialists of Zaporizhzhia NPP took part in an international online workshop, which was organized and conducted by WANO at the request of nuclear power plant specialists from 11 countries. Subject of the workshop: “Basic principles of maintenance and repair”. The main purpose of the event is to share experience.