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Nordisk Sikkerhet AS applies for a project to improve the physical protection system at Units 1 and 2 of Rinve NPP, Ukraine
Published: 17 Nov 2015
Nordisk Sikkerhet AS has submitted a project proposal for funding consideration under the Norwegian government’s Action Plan for Nuclear Activities and the Environment in the Northern Areas. The new project will focus on the improvement of the physical protection system at Rivne nuclear power plant (NPP) in Ukraine.
The international community has expressed its interest in contributing to halt the illicit spread of radioactive and nuclear material and to improving the security at nuclear installations. The Global Partnership (GP) program Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction has seen the participation of several donor countries, including Norway. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has offered long-term cooperation with Ukraine on nuclear security matters in relation to nuclear power plants, radioactive sources, the prevention of trafficking of nuclear and radiological materials during the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague on 24-25 March, 2014.
Nordisk Sikkerhet offers to contribute to these efforts by helping to improve selected systems of physical protection at Units 1 and 2 of Rivne NPP. The needs for this project have been jointly assessed and agreed to by Rivne NPP and Nordisk Sikkerhet during several meetings held between the organizations in 2015.
The proposed project fits into the geographical area of the Norwegian government Action Plan for 2013-2017, which covers projects and activities in northwest Russia and in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) countries. The proposed project fits into one of the seven focus areas of the Action Plan, namely non-proliferation and physical protection. The project proposal has been submitted to the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority. If supported by Norwegian government, the project is proposed to be implemented in 2016.