A WANO DESIGN-INFORMED PEER REVIEW WAS SUCCESSFULLY CARRIED OUT AT KOZLODUY NPP
The Moscow Centre of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO - MC) conducted a Design-Informed Peer Review* at Kozloduy NPP.
From 25 November to 10 December 2021, WANO representatives reviewed work documentation, performed site tours and observed activity performance in the field. At the same time, they conducted a series of interviews with experts and managers from Kozloduy NPP.
Eleven areas were included in the scope of review: “Organisation and Administration”, “Operations”, “Maintenance”, “Engineering”, “Chemistry”, “Radiation Protection”, “Training and Qualification of Personnel”, “Operating Experience and Performance Improvement”, “Fire Protection”, “Emergency Preparedness and Severe Accident Management” and “SOER” (Significant Operating Experience Reports – reports of events with significant operating experience from various nuclear power plants around the world).
The WANO team included 22 experts from France, Russia, USA, Ukraine, Hungary, Finland, UK, Slovakia and Spain.
The Design-Informed Peer Review at Kozloduy NPP ended on 10 December with a final briefing during which WANO experts presented the conclusions of their work, which are to be included in an official report. According to the WANO peer review programme, the document is not intended for public dissemination, but is provided only to the nuclear operator – Kozloduy NPP.
*Peer reviews provide an in-depth review and analysis by independent experts from WANO member organisations. The methodology for conducting the Design-Informed Peer Reviews was introduced by the World Association of Nuclear Operators in 2019, and compared to other peer reviews includes collecting and analysing of basic information about the design of the plant reviewed.