On 12 to 15 December 2017, the European Commission delegation visited the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine. In the framework of this event, organizational and practical issues related to implementation of the new EC cooperation project “Strengthening of State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) Capabilities Relevant for the Regulation of Nuclear Activities and in Licensing and Severe Accident Management of Nuclear Installations” were discussed.
The meeting was opened by Oleksandr Grygorash, Deputy Director of the SNRIU Nuclear Installation Safety Directorate, who welcomed the EC delegation in Ukraine and wished the participants productive work.
“This year we celebrated the 25th anniversary of Riskaudit. This year also marks 25 years of our cooperation with Ukraine”, said Michel Choua, Riskaudit Managing Director. “Cooperation with Ukraine has been very fruitful and productive. I hope it will continue for at least up to the 100th anniversary. I wish success to the new project and the highest level of nuclear and radiation safety to Ukraine”.
The new EC project will last three years and will consist of seven components:
- Strengthening of SNRIU capabilities in licensing of new nuclear installations (except NPPs);
- Strengthening and alignment of Ukrainian nuclear safety regulations in line with the EU experience, best practice and EURATOM Acquis;
- Assistance to SNRIU in enhancing and ensuring robustness of models for severe accident analysis based on EU up-to-date experience and Fukushima Daiichi lessons;
- Strengthening of Ukrainian nuclear safety regulatory capabilities in the external hazard assessment area;
- Enhancement of the national regulatory framework and relevant regulatory capabilities in the frames of operational experience feedback system;
- Assessment of licensing and other operator activities;
- Support of the regulatory activity under implementation of the modern safe technologies of radioactive waste management and remediation.
From the EC side, the project will involve Riskaudit Company, Institute for Nuclear and Radiation Safety of France (IRSN), Society for Equipment and Reactor Safety (GRS), Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA), Bulgarian Regulatory Authority (BRNA), Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic (VUJE), Technical Safety Organization of the Belgian Regulatory Authority (BEL-V) and others. From the Ukrainian side, the project will involve the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety, TSO of the Regulatory Authority.
The cost of the project “Strengthening of State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) Capabilities Relevant for the Regulation of Nuclear Activities and in Licensing and Severe Accident Management of Nuclear Installations” amounts to more than five and a half million euros.