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Rosatom Technical Academy (Rosatom Tech) based in Obninsk (Kaluga Region, Russia) began training manpower for the Rooppur nuclear power plant under the Capital Construction Administration Program. The course will last for 4.5 months, during which the trainees will acquire knowledge about administration, construction, and specifics of equipment acceptance and installation. The associated internship will take place at Novovoronezh-II NPP, which serves as a reference project for Rooppur.
The contract to train the Rooppur operations team was signed on December 22, 2017 and provided for instructing over 1,400 trainees. Rusatom Service (see For reference) represented the Russian party.
“Qualified employees constitute a core value in any industry. One of our tasks is to train and develop nuclear manpower. Having broad expertise in the field, Rosatom offers a full range of services in vocational training, career enhancement, and organizing internships at companies within the group,” said Evgeny Salkov, CEO of Rusatom Service.
Rusatom Service JSC is a member of the “Electric Power” division of Rosatom State Corporation. The company provides full range of services and supplies required for maintenance and repair of foreign nuclear power plants that operate VVER-type reactors. The company has been present on the market in almost every country with existing VVER units outside Russia.
Rusatom Service holds leading positions in the markets of China, Iran, Bulgaria and Armenia and acts as a general contractor for works for lifetime extension, implementation of scheduled preventive maintenance and upgrading the equipment at VVER nuclear power plants.