The Kalinin NPP: a team of specialists from Turkey are adopting the experience of their Russian counterparts with regard to radiation safety

The Akkuyu NPP (Turkey) team has begun their internship at the Kalinin NPP site, which is due to last until November 2019.

The internship curriculum for the foreign specialists covers theoretical studies of their primary field – radiation security, safety culture, and labor protection facilitation.

Special focus will be on hands-on training that will be held at the radiation safety department’s operating shifts of the plant’s second queue power blocks.

The members of the radiation safety team at the Kalinin NPP will tell their Turkish colleagues about how to conduct radiation control of the environment, the radiology, technology and contamination control, the park of stationary and mobile radiation control devices and radiation background measurements.

‘The modern system of training and sustainment of the Kalinin NPP staff is the main contribution towards reliable and safe operation of the power blocks, and facilitating these types of trainings is a key task for the company. We are here to share our knowledge and practices, to pass over our professional competencies to our foreign counterparts to deploy the Russian production practices globally’, Alexander Dorofeev, the chief engineer at the Kalinin NPP, said.

The internship of the Turkish team at the Kalinin NPP was organized as a part of the Rosatom State Corporation and the Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company’s strategy on international business development. This strategy pre-supposes supporting foreign countries at all stages of the atomic power establishment and development: from NPP construction up to training high-end professionals.

The Kalininskaya nuclear power plant is a branch of the Rosenergoatom. The station is located in the north of the Tver region in the Udomelskiy area. There are four power units with water-cooled power reactors (VVER-1000) with installed capacity of 1000 MW each in the structure of the Kalininskaya nuclear power station.

The up-to-date information on the nuclear environment close to the Russian NOOs and other nuclear objects is available at www.russianatom.ru

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