NPCIL to Adopt Novovoronezh Best Practices

Representatives of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) plan to adopt the best staff training practices of the Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant.

Last week, the NPCIL delegation led by Chellappan Suresh Babu, Head of NPCIL office in Russia, visited the plant. The visitors learned about the Russian nuclear station structure, installation techniques, active and passive safety systems, and staff training procedures. “We would like to build the same staff training center in India like the one we saw at Novovoronezh. We liked very much how its employees interact with each other and visitors. This is the practice we will certainly adopt in our country,” Chellappan Suresh Babu said. At Novovoronezh, the visitors were shown the staff training center, innovative Novovoronezh 2 Unit 1 with a Generation III+ reactor, central control room, indoor 500 kW switchgears, Novovoronezh 2 Unit 2 under construction, and the plant’s museum. The visitors were also taken on a city tour after which Mr. Chellappan Suresh Babu noted that, judging by his 30-year experience in nuclear, Novovoronezh was one of the best satellite cities located near nuclear plants.