Four and a half months training course on “Major Construction Works Management” intended for the Rooppur nuclear power plant staff began at Rosatom Technical Academy in the Russian city Obninsk last week.
By the end of the current year Rusatom Service, the ‘Electrical Power’ division of The Rosatom State Corporation will train three more groups and the number of total trained specialists from Rooppur project will exceed 1400 persons, said a press release.
“Skilled manpower is the main asset of any industry. One of the objectives of our company is to train and develop personnel in the field of nuclear energy. We have unique expertise and offer a full range of services for specialized and advanced training as well as internship opportunity at the enterprises of the State Corporation Rosatom”, said Evgeny Salkov, Director General of Rusatom Service.
“We are positive that the knowledge and skills acquired by the Bangladeshi specialists will ensure efficient, reliable and safe operation of the Rooppur plant.”
The present course includes both theoretical and practical program. Upon completion of the theoretical part the students will gain necessary knowledge in administrative and construction matters, specially on e acceptance of equipments and its mounting.
Practical part includes on-site training at the Novovoronezh NPP, which is one of the oldest nuclear power supplier plants in Russia.
Specialists from Bushehr NPP (Iran), Paks NPP (Hungary), Hanhikivi-1 NPP (Finland) have already passed training with certification in the Rosatom Technical Academy.
Rusatom Service provides full range of services and supplies required materials for maintenance and repair for the foreign nuclear power plants those operate VVER-type reactors.
The company holds leading positions in the markets of China, Iran, Bulgaria and Armenia and acts as a general contractor of works for lifetime extension, implementation of scheduled preventive maintenance and upgrading the equipment at VVER nuclear power plants.
Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant is being implemented Rostaom State Corporation of Russia. Each construction stage of the plant is closely being monitored both by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA).