Rosatom Technical Academy began training El-Daba NPP staff

In early September, the first specialists from Egypt’s El-Daba NPP began training at the Rosatom Technical Academy at the St. Petersburg branch. The training program is underway in the framework of contracts related to the construction of Egypt’s first nuclear power plant.

The opening ceremony was attended by NPAP Vice-Chairman of Operations and Maintenance, Mohamed Ramadan, El-Daba NPP Project Management, Adviser to Rosatom Director General Vladimir Artisiku, and Rosatom Education Programs Director Valerie Karecin, Vice President. , Gregory Sosin, JSC ASE, NPP El-Daba Construction Project Director, Dimitri Pashevich, First Vice-Director of JCC Rusatom Services, and Yuri Seleznev, Rosatom Technical Academy. Participants learned about the trainees’ education and living quarters, attended the program’s first Russian language course, and discussed issues related to the training of El-Daba NPP staff.

A six-month Russian language course will graduate with the enrollment of 465 Egyptian students, who are currently undergoing training in Egypt’s nuclear power plant. Egyptian specialists will then begin their theoretical training at the Rosatom nuclear power plant and conduct practical training and exercises in Leningrad NPP-2 and other workplaces. Rosato also trains about 1,700 specialists within the framework of this program. The program will be held at both the Rosatom Technical Academy and the Egyptian Nuclear Power Training Center.

We thank Rosato for his unique and comprehensive idea of ​​developing nuclear technologies in our country. We have big plans in this area, ”said NPPA Vice-Chairman of the Board of Operations and Maintenance, L-Daba NPP Project Manager, at the grand opening of the training program. “We understand that training a highly skilled specialist to work with 4 departments in practice in NPP requires a lot of resources. One step was taken ten years ago by the first group of Egyptian specialists to study at the Rosatom Technical Academy (then known as the Center for Higher Studies). This was an important time for both parties, a sign of the positive way in which our cooperation was growing.

“Egypt is a technologically advanced country that can solve the world’s energy problems in cooperation with Russia,” said Vladimir Artisik, an adviser to Rosatom’s director general. “There are a lot of young people here who are looking for good jobs in the future, and the government is actively pursuing its youth agenda globally. Since 2017, Egypt has hosted the World Youth Forum, which will feature senior UN officials and IAEA leaders from 2019. Such programs are based on major national projects, including nuclear power in Egypt. There is reason to think that the country will become an energy producer in Africa. Summarizing these trends, we can say that Egypt can make a significant contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda, both in terms of access to energy and greenhouse gas emissions.

Gregory Sosini, vice president of the JCSL L-Daba NPP Construction Project, said it was important to train the current nuclear power plant under construction. “This is a long-awaited event for us. The great Russian commander Alexander Suvorov said that learning is light and ignorance is darkness. “Russia will be the second home for Egyptian trainees and nuclear knowledge will bring light to your homes.”

According to Yuri Seleznev of the Rosatom Technical Academy, the St. Petersburg branch has made efforts to improve the quality of training of staff, to better complement the training facilities and to modernize its IT infrastructure. Teachers, both of whom have worked in nuclear power plants for many years and have completed long technical training courses, have gained experience in nuclear power plants, and are fluent in English. An analytical simulator is also expected to be commissioned by the training center at the end of the year. Student living conditions have also improved in the framework of the Rosatom Technical Academy Development Investment Project, taking into account Arab cultural characteristics.

“Today, Egyptian students are linking their lives to nuclear power, and we must do everything we can to help them succeed,” said Dmitry Pashevich, JC’s first deputy director of Rustom Service.


For reference:

El-Daba NPP to be Egypt’s first nuclear power plant. It is being built in the city of El-Daba in the Matroh region, about 130 miles[130 km]northwest of Cairo.

El-Daba NPP Each Generation 3+ VVER-1200 Reactor: The new generation includes four 1200 MW power units equipped with nuclear NPP technology and has been successfully implemented in two other countries. There are four generation 3+ classes in Russia, two in the Novovoronz NPP and two in Leningrad NPP. Outside of Russia, a VVER-1200 reactor unit in Belarus’s NPP was connected to the grid in November 2020.

NPP Construction will take place on December 11, 2017, in accordance with the terms of the agreement. The agreement stipulates that it will supply not only the Russian side but also the Russian nuclear fuel to the NPP. Total life cycle. They also train Egyptian partners for the first 10 years of plant work to assist workers and NPP maintenance. Russia has also agreed to build a special storage facility and supply used nuclear fuel storage tanks.

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