The Rosatom Technical Academy in collaboration with Rusatom Service has organised a two-week-long online training course on “Technological Aspects of AES-2006 (VVER-1200). Development of Nuclear Curricula on VVER Technology” for specialists from Bangladesh the course was held online in support of the Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation activities on the Rooppur NPP construction.
This information has been informed in a press release of Rosatom on Saturday.
More than 50 specialists and managers from Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA), Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC), Nuclear Power Plant Company Bangladesh Ltd (NPCBL) and the faculty members from different universities attended the training course.
Alexey Deriy, Vice-president of ASE and Director of the Rooppur NPP construction project, in his address to participants said, “Bangladesh’s nuclear power development strategy will make a significant contribution to the development of clean energy, the creation of new jobs and the development of the country’s nuclear education”.
Director of the Rooppur NPP construction project Dr. Shawkat Akbar said, “Our specialists are interested to know more about the modern safety systems of the III + VVER project, to learn about its technological and economic advantages”.
Experts from the Rosatom Technical Academy and ASE conducted training on various basic aspects of VVER-1200 reactor technology, operation and safety of NPP-2006 plants, and engineering aspects of nuclear fuel. The participants got acquainted with Russian simulation codes for the safety assessment of VVER reactors, modeling techniques, economic and comparative assessment of nuclear energy systems using the INPRO approach and the MESSAGE-NES, KIND-ET, NEST tools, as well as the process of developing curricula on nuclear technologies at universities with an emphasis on the practical component.
“This course is an important tool for transfer of nuclear education and methodological support to the faculty members of Bangladeshi universities and experts in development and implementation of appropriate curricula for nuclear and related specialties based on VVER technology, in order to train the best domestic specialists for the Rooppur NPP”, said Valery Karezin, Director of educational programs of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom.
Pavel Zhuravlev,Vice-Rector and Director of the Department for International Cooperation and International Business Development noted that the course provides an excellent opportunity for a comprehensive understanding of various aspects of the operation of power units with VVER-1200, including safety issues. This will allow employees of the organizations dealing with a nuclear energy issues to approach in more detail and consciously from an expert point of view to the solution of problems associated with the project for the construction of the Rooppur NPP. In addition, the Russian experience in developing practice-based educational programme, shared in this training course, will help faculty members of specialized nuclear universities in preparing highly qualified specialists in Bangladesh.
Upon completion of the training, all participants passed the final test and received certificates.