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Rosatom: the International Insurance Inspection confirmed the high level of reliability & safety of the Kola NPP

The Kola NPP is the 1st nuclear power plant of Russia built beyond the Arctic circle

Rosatom: the International Insurance Inspection confirmed the high level of reliability & safety of the Kola NPP

Murmansk, August 23 - Neftegaz.RU. The international commission, which worked at the Kola NPP, included representatives of insurance companies AIG, Northcourt (Great Britain), NIRA (Luxembourg), Atomic Insurance Broker, SOGAZ (Russia), the Russian National Reinsurance Company, Special Management of FPS №72 of Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations and Rosenergoatom.

The inspectors checked the nuclear safety, operation, fire protection of the enterprise, inspected the production sites of 4 power units of the Kola NPP, assessed the level of professional training of staff on the basis of the NPP training unit, conducted interviews with managers and specialists of the NPP.

Head of the inspection Mikhail Zagvozkin said:
  • The Kola NPP operates efficiently and safely, being an example for other electric power facilities
  • The condition of the NPP site, marking of equipment, buildings, structures are assessed at a very high level
  • Among the strengths, our team noted the successful implementation of the program for the modernization of power units of the 1st stage with the repeated extension of service life, the effectiveness of technologies used at the liquid radioactive waste processing complex, the use of technologies for preliminary visualization of scenarios of personnel work in the controlled access zone, a machine vision complex based on modern neural networks, to improve the level of occupational safety
The Kola NPP was the 1st to be built in the harsh climatic conditions of the Arctic.
Today, it transmits electricity across 5 power lines, providing reliable energy supply to the northern part of the Republic of Karelia as well as to more than half of the consumers in the Kola Peninsula.

Rosatom has already announced its target to make 2028 the year in which it builds its 2nd NPP on the Kola Peninsula.
That 2nd facility will be located within a few km of the current location.
The Kola NPP-II will feature 2 reactors, the 1st of which is expected to begin electricity production by 2034.

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