On 23 March, the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) and Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) signed the program of cooperation for 2017 based on the Memorandum on Scientific and Technical Cooperation between the BMU/GRS and SNRIU/SSTC for a period from 2014 to 2017.
The program was signed under the International Conference "Novel Vision of Scientific and Technical Support for Regulation of Nuclear Energy Safety: Competence, Transparency, Responsibility" devoted to the 25th anniversary of SSTC NRS.
In particular, joint activities of SSTC NRS and GRS planned for 2017 include:
development of the strategy for severe accident management at VVER-1000;
severe accident analysis for VVER-440;
comprehensive accident analysis for VVER units;
LOCA and SBO calculations for Rivne NPP units 1 and 2;
development of a methodology for aircraft crash analysis in location areas of nuclear power plants in view of secondary effects;
exchange of experience in establishment and use of the knowledge portal;
cooperation in physical calculations and analyses for nuclear reactors;
safe operation of the Shelter inside the new safe confinement over Chornobyl NPP destroyed unit 4;
implementation of European Commission directives in connection with the Association Agreement between Ukraine and EU;
cooperation between GRS and SSTC NRS in emergency preparedness and response.
For reference: On 14 November, SNRIU and SSTC NRS signed the Memorandum on Scientific and Technical Cooperation for 2014-2017 with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and its technical safety organization – Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS).