Rosatomflot - PPS Modernization,

Nuclear Island (4th Stage)

Nordisk Sikkerhet AS is working with FSUE Atomflot, the owner and operator of Russian nuclear-powered icebreakers and special vessels, to improve security at Atomflot's facilities near the city of Murmansk. This project is a continuation of active work to implement the commitments of the Russian Federation to remove spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from former military bases at Andreeva Bay and Gremikha. 

The project involves upgrading existing physical protection systems (PPS) and installing new PPS at the nuclear-island area of FSUE Atomflot, which includes all facilities and equipment for handling nuclear fuel, radioactive waste. and ionizing radiation sources. The installations and improvements that will be preformed under this project are part of the fourth stage of PPS modernizations at the nuclear island area of FSUE "Atomflot", 

The nuclear island plays a pivotal role in the removal of SNF from Andreeva Bay and Gremikha, which began in June 2017 and will continue for several years. It is therefore crucial that an appropriate level of modern PPS is in place in order to ensure that radiological and nuclear materials do not end up in the wrong hands. 

The project is supported by the Norwegian government and fits in the geographical area of the Norwegian Government Action Plan, which covers projects and activities in the north-west of Russia and in the former Soviet Union (FSU).

Project Milestones:

  • 28 March 2018 - Project grant application submitted to the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA)​

  • 31 May 2018 - Project approved by NRPA.

  • 7 July 2018 -  Meeting between Nordisk Sikkerhet and Atomflot in Murmansk for detailed planning and preparation for project execution. 

  • July-August 2018 - Contract preperations

  • September-October 2018 - Contract approval by Rosatom and Russian authorities

  • 31 October 2018 - Contract for project implementation signed between Atomflot, Eleron, Nordisk Sikkerhet AS.

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