Date of signing: 13 December 2019
Goal: Introduce the world’s best practices and the most advanced methods of NPP engineering
support at Ukrainian NPPs to enhance safety and efficiency of nuclear power plants and reduce
operating and maintenance costs.
Short description: As part of EPRI Plant Engineering Programme, Energoatom will have
access to research results and recommendations on the following issues: technical condition
assessment, development and implementation of reliability programmes, resource assessment
and extension, long-term planning and optimisation of assets, diagnostic methods, approaches to
mitigation of degradation effects, methods of equipment repair and replacement, development
of professional skills and advanced training. In addition, the Company’s specialists will be able
to participate in meetings and training courses that will cover such issues as circuit breakers,
locking relays, transformers and switchgears, technical maintenance, erosive and corrosive
wear, cathodic protection, heat exchanger performance, underground pipelines, etc.
Company’s investment: US$ 434,656 per year.
Expected results: higher level of safety and efficiency at NPPs, extension of power unit lifecycle,
reduction in the operating and maintenance costs.
Neil Wilmshurst, Vice President at EPRI:
“Operators from Slovakia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic that operate
VVER-type reactors have already become EPRI members. About 80% of all
NPPs in the world enjoy EPRI’s support, which proves that it is a truly global
R&D organisation. This agreement with Energoatom means that there will be
a lot more attention and efforts placed on VVER reactors operated by your
company. I believe that this is the first step in this long-term partnership.”