WANO team visits the maintenance of the Beloyarsk NPP
24 March 2020
A group of experts representing The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) has paid a preliminary visit to the Beloyarsk NPP prior to the upcoming partnership verification.
The WANO planned partnership verification at the Beloyarsk NPP is scheduled for June 2020 and will feature 23-25 international experts. Experts observing the operating staff activities will be one of the most effective verification tools. These checks will be held at a large-scale simulator, which is a copy of the BN-800 main control room. Three shifts of operating staff will be responding to emergency situations following the scenarios developed by the experts. The teams will have to both run typical algorithms and make their own decisions.
It is important to note that the Beloyarsk NPP accounts for 16% of power supply to the Sverdlovsk region, where 4.3 million people live. Currently, the 4th power block of the Beloyarsk NPP runs in accordance with the schedule, while the 3rd power block is undergoing planned maintenance.