World Association of Nuclear Operators
Moscow Regional Centre

Rostov NPP Follow-Up Peer Review

Rostov NPP Follow-Up Peer Review

In the period from October 19 to November 05, 2020 WANO Moscow Center conducted Follow-Up Peer Review at Rostov NPP PR (Russia).

Purpose of a Follow-Up Peer Review is to assess the station’s progress in addressing each area for improvement (AFI), identified during the previous Peer Review carried out in 2018.

Taking into account the COVID-19 epidemic, the station's management proposed to carry out the Follow-Up Peer Review in an alternative format. The WANO Moscow Centre, together with the Rostov NPP, developed measures that made it possible to plan the activities of the Follow-Up Peer Review and to minimize the health risks to the personnel involved in the Review.

The Follow-Up Peer Review team consisted of four experienced reviewers from WANO Moscow Centre and WANO-MC Representative at the site of Rostov NPP. In frames of earlier identified AFIs WANO-MC Representative at the site of Rostov NPP conducted the observation of the station’s personnel activities at operated power units and general plant facilities, and other team members conducted interviews with Rostov NPP personnel through videoconferencing, analysed station’s procedures.

At the final briefing following the Follow-Up Peer Review, the Director of Rostov NPP Mr. Andrey Salnikov thanked the WANO team and noted, that it is important to continue work on the plant performance improving in order to increase the safe and reliable operation of the NPP, including in a pandemic, using new formats of interaction. The Follow-Up Peer Review Team Leader Mr. Dmitry Almikeev reported on the results of the team’s work together with the team members, presented an assessment of the progress made by the station in addressing each AFI. WANO-MC Deputy Director Mr.  Sergey Vybornov thanked the members of the Follow-Up Peer Review team and Rostov NPP specialists for their fruitful work and open interaction in a new (alternative) format for peer reviews, wished the plant personnel efficient and safe operation and further performance improvement.
Author: Almikieiev Dmitry