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Rosatom chief hopes for business-as-usual before May

Rosatom chief hopes for business-as-usual before May

Rosatom plans to resume normal working by the end of this month and sees no need to change the schedule of its new-build projects overseas, Director General Alexey Likhachov said in a video-address to the state nuclear corporation's employees.

Covid-19 07 April 2020


Rosatom takes measures to protect workers from COVID-19

Rosatom takes measures to protect workers from COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rosatom has introduced additional measures to protect the health of workers at both its operating nuclear power plants and those it is constructing around the world. In a statement, Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov said the Russian state nuclear corporation has developed additional contingency plans for various scenarios of the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19 30 March 2020


Energoatom separates plant personnel for protection against COVID-19

Energoatom separates plant personnel for protection against COVID-19

Energoatom yesterday announced the introduction of measures to protect its key workers from exposure to COVID-19. They are being housed in separate rooms within specially appointed hotels, where all the necessary measures for disinfection and medical monitoring are being carried out, the Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator said.

Covid-19 26 March 2020


US report identifies nuclear workforce trends

US report identifies nuclear workforce trends

The US nuclear power sector shed more than 2000 jobs last year, according to a newly released report by the National Association of State Energy Officials and the Energy Futures Initiative. The sector employed a total of 60,916 workers across the country in 2019, which was over 3% less than in 2018, although employment in the nuclear fuel sector rose slightly.
 

Corporate 24 March 2020


IAEA holds first safety leadership school in Japan

IAEA holds first safety leadership school in Japan

The International Atomic Energy Agency has held its International School of Nuclear and Radiological Leadership for Safety in Japan for the first time. The school aims to give mid-level nuclear professionals a thorough theoretical and practical understanding of the role of leadership in strengthening nuclear safety in practice, building expertise they can draw on throughout their career.

Regulation & Safety 02 March 2020


New simulator commissioned at Bruce plant

New simulator commissioned at Bruce plant

Bruce Power has completed a training simulator at its Bruce nuclear power plant in Ontario, Canada, that will be used to train and test certified operators to extend the operation of the plant to 2064. The simulator complements the existing simulators at the site and uses state-of-the-art software modelling and analytical-based computer codes.

Corporate 29 January 2020


IAEA launches course on managing combined emergencies

IAEA launches course on managing combined emergencies

The International Atomic Energy Agency recently held its first course on preparedness and response to a nuclear or radiological emergency combined with other emergencies, such as a natural disaster. The course - attended by more than 50 experts from 15 countries - was held in cooperation with Austria's Civil Protection School in Traiskirchen, near Vienna. The participants were mainly nuclear power plant operators, regulators and first responders.

Regulation & Safety 23 January 2020


EDF aims to excel with 'excell'

EDF aims to excel with 'excell'

France's EDF has presented a plan - referred to as excell - that aims to drive the country's nuclear industry to achieve "the highest standards of craftsmanship, quality and excellence". The plan will be launched next year, with EUR100 million (USD112 million) earmarked for 2020-2021.

Corporate 16 December 2019


Uzbekistan formulates training plans for nuclear

Uzbekistan formulates training plans for nuclear

Uzbekistan's Ministry of Justice has published details of a presidential decree that approves a human resources strategy for the Central Asian country's nuclear power programme. According to a ministry statement, dated 18 October, the strategy includes establishing cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the World Nuclear University at World Nuclear Association, as well as educational institutions managed by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Nuclear Policies 04 November 2019


Fortum develops high-definition VR simulator

Fortum develops high-definition VR simulator

Finnish utility Fortum has developed the world's first fully dynamic and interactive virtual reality (VR) control room for training operators at its Loviisa nuclear power plant. The company says the cost of a full-scale, full-scope VR simulator is a fraction of that to build a physical simulator.

Corporate 30 August 2019