Japan Atomic Industrial Forum senior advisor visited Novovoronezh NPP

Takuya Hattori, senior advisor of Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, and also member of the International Expert Council of Rosatom visited Novovoronezh NPP. He was accompanied by representatives of Japanese companies related to nuclear power. The visit to Novovoronezh NPP Unit №6 was held as part of the participation of the Japanese delegation in ATOMEXPO 2019, which was held in Sochi. 

Guests visited the Education and Training Center (ETC), the Main Control Room (MCR), the Turbine Hall of Unit №6. According to Mr. Hattori, the main purpose of the visit was to find out what activities were implemented by Russian colleagues at the most advanced NPP reflecting lessons learned from the Fukushima disaster.  

"I am very impressed, everything is very well organized here. The education and training system for operation, maintenance and engineering personnel has been well prepared and very practical approach. We have learned very much not only in Russian technologies, but also in Russian management system. Novovoronezh NPP Unit №6  is one the most advanced power unit of Generation III+ design in the world, and I will certainly share with my Japanese colleagues everything in detail what I learned here." Mr. Hattori told his impressions of the visit.

About JAIF

Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (JAIF) - is a non-profit and non-governmental organization established in 1956. JAIF unites about 400 different organizations and structures. Representatives of energy companies, corporations manufacturing  equipment for the nuclear industry, construction companies, research and environmental organizations, local authorities, primarily from those prefectures where nuclear power plants are located are taking part in JAIF work. Every year around thousand people participate in the annual conferences of the forum.

Novovoronezh NPP is a branch of Rosenergoatom JSC (a part of the largest Division of Rosatom State Corporation – Electric Power Division). The Plant is situated on the River Don bank 42 km South of Voronezh. This is the first NPP of Russia with VVER type reactors (Water-Water Power Reactors of containment type with water under pressure). Three reactors of the Plant are the main ones – the prototypes of the serial power reactors. The first power unit was commissioned in 1964, the second one - in 1969, the third one – in 1971, the fourth one – in 1972, and the fifth one – in 1980. 

The power units No 1 and No 2 were shut down in 1984 and 1990, respectively. The power unit No 3 was shut down in 2016 for the decommissioning events. The power unit No 4 was shut down for modernization works. The power unit No 1 of Novovoronezh NPP-2 was commissioned on 27 February, 2017. The power unit No 2 is in the stage of commissioning works. 

The latest information about radiation situation near Russian NPPS and other nuclear power facilities can be seen at www.russianatom.ru

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