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Nordisk Sikkerhet AS

Lommedalsveien 230, bygg 4B

1353 Bærums Verk, Norway

Tel. +47 46 50 11 30

Email: pavel.tishakov@nordisksikkerhet.no

Located at Mølladammen Næringspark

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Achilles Approved: Nordisk Sikkerhet Registered as Certified Product and Service Provider

March 24, 2019

Achilles, the authority in supplier certification, has just certified Nordisk Sikkerhet for its activities in CBRN, SHERP Utility Task Vehicles, and Metastable Water technology. By joining the Utilities Nordic and Central Europe Group, Nordisk Sikkerhet attains the stamp of approval necessary to do business with such industry giants as Statkraft, Equinox, Ørsted, and more. 

Nordisk Sikkerhet Announces Three New Open Tenders

February 11, 2019

Nordisk Sikkerhet announces three new open tenders for its ongoing project with the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (SBGS). The first tender is for handheld detectors and personal dosimeters, while the second tender is for isotope identification devices and the third tender is for data panels and detection units for automatic radiation monitoring.

All interested parties are invited to submit their tender proposals by 21 March 2019 at 17:00 CET. 

Working on the Edge: the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service and National Border Security in a Hybrid State of War

January 18, 2019

 

Nordisk Sikkerhet recently hosted a presentation on the work of the State Boarder Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS) and ongoing efforts in Norwegian-Ukrainian security cooperation.  

Vadym Ivko, a colonel in the SBGS, was in Oslo to share his first-hand knowledge of the current situation in eastern Ukraine. His presentation reviewed the current security situation in eastern Ukraine and work of the Ukrainian border guards. 

Pavel Tishakov of Nordisk Sikkerhet presented on recent developments in Norwegian-Ukrainian security cooperation and on ongoing efforts by the Norwegian government to provide technical and material assistance to the SBGS.

Video of the event is available on request.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Participates in Equipment Transfer Ceremony in Zhytomyr, Ukraine

December 10, 2018

 

In wrapping up yet another successful project, Nordisk Sikkerhet AS took part in an official ceremony on December 5th, 2018, marking the delivery to the Zhytomyrskyi Border Detachment of equipment for detecting of nuclear materials and radioactive substances. Supported by the Norwegian Government, this project was implemented in line with bilateral agreements concluded between Norway and Ukraine. Present at the ceremony were representatives from the Norwegian Embassy in Ukraine, Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, Ukrainian Ministry of Economy and Trade, and State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management, and Administration of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. 

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Nordisk Sikkerhet Meets with Ukraine's State Nuclear Power Plant Operator

July 18, 2018

 

Members of the Nordisk Sikkerhet team met in Kyiv, Ukraine with management of SE NNEGC Energoatom to discuss future cooperation scenarios between the two companies. Common ground was found on a number of issues, with Nordisk Sikkerhet's ample experience working in Ukraine playing a significant role. 

Nordisk Sikkerhet Announces Three New Open Tenders

March 16, 2018

Nordisk Sikkerhet announces three new open tenders for its ongoing project with the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (SBGS) focusing on improving SBGS' detection and mitigation capability for the prevention of illicit trafficking of nuclear and radiological material through the Ukrainian-Belarusian border. The first tender of the three tenders is for isotope identification devices, while the second tender is for multifunctional survey meters and the third tender is for personal protection equipment, including protective suits and ​gas-masks.

The tenders have been posted on the Norwegian public procurement website Doffin, the Nordisk Sikkerhet website, and EU Tenders Electronic  Daily. All interested parties are invited to submit their tender proposals. All tenders have a deadline in week 16. Individual tender deadlines can be found on the tender information pages.​

Nordisk Sikkerhet Participates in Equipment Acceptance at Rosatomflot

February 26, 2018

On 15-16 February 2018, Nordisk Sikkerhet experts visited the Atomflot facility in Murmansk. Meetings were held with representatives from Atomflot and Eleron, where there were discussions about the current project as well as the potential for future cooperation to further improve the physical protection at Atomflot.

During the visit Nordisk Sikkerhet staff also participated in equipment acceptance. With the successful completion of this process, all the equipment for the current project has now been delivered to Murmansk. Having reached this important milestone, Nordisk Sikkerhet looks forward to the completion of this project and to additional opportunities for continued cooperation between Atomflot and Nordisk Sikkerhet. 

 

 

Nordisk Sikkerhet Hosts SBGS Delegation

February 19, 2018

 

Nordisk Sikkerhet AS hosted a delegation from the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS) from January 22nd to 26th, 2018. The three SBGS representatives met with Nordisk Sikkerhet experts in Norway.

During the visit Nordisk Sikkerhet and SBGS discussed the ongoing status of the current project for the Zhytomyrskyi border detachment. The two groups also discussed general issues regarding international assistance projects with the Ukrainian SBGS, including the potential for new projects in the future.

​A meeting between SBGS representatives, Nordisk Sikkerhet experts, and the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) was also held on January 26th. The purpose of the meeting was to update NRPA on the current status of the project for the Zhytomyrskyi border detachment, as well as ongoing issues regarding the work of SBGS to protect the Ukrainian border.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Founder and Managing Director Pavel Tishakov said: "I am glad we had another opportunity to bring together teams from Nordisk Sikkerhet and SBGS here in Norway. Face-to-face meetings like this help us to further strengthen the trust and cooperation between Norway and Ukraine and to build on previous efforts. We look forward to continuing a productive relationship with SBGS in the future". 

Nordisk Sikkerhet Announces Tender for RN Material Hand-Held

Detectors and Personal Dosimeters

November 8, 2017

 

Nordisk Sikkerhet announced a new open tender on 8 November 2017 for the supply of for RN material hand-held detectors and personal dosimeters. This is the first in a series of tenders for Nordisk Sikkerhet’s current project with the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (SBGS), which focuses on improving the detection and mitigation capability of the SBGS to help prevent and manage the illicit trafficking of nuclear and radiological material through the Ukrainian-Belarusian border.

The tender has been posted on the Norwegian public procurement website Doffin (#2017-643256) , the Nordisk Sikkerhet website, and EU Tenders Electronic  Daily (#2017/S 215-448055). All interested parties are invited to submit their tender proposals. The tender deadline is 18 December 2017 at 12.00 noon Oslo time (CET). Any questions concerning the tender can be sent using our contact form, provided they are submitted by 4 December. All questions and answers will be published anonymously (without a reference to a particular tenderer) on the Nordisk Sikkerhet website.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Participates in the XIV Ukrainian Conference on Physical Protection, Control, and Accounting of Nuclear Material

October 17, 2017

 

Nordisk Sikkerhet recently participated in the XIV Ukrainian Conference on Physical Protection, Control and Accounting of Nuclear Material. ​The Conference was held on 18-22 September at the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant near the city of Yuzhnoukrainsk. It was jointly sponsored by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, and NNEGC “Energoatom”, and was attended by visitors from Ukraine, Sweden, Norway, and the United States, including representatives from the State Board Guard Service of Ukraine as well as officials from several Ukrainian government ministries and NPPs. 

Participants at the conference shared experience and best practices for a variety of issues related to physical protection as well as nuclear material control and accounting. The 41 presentations and round-table discussion covered issues such as regulatory frameworks for physical protection and nuclear safety, cyber security, crime prevention, personnel training, and international cooperation in non-proliferation and nuclear security efforts. Product and safety demonstrations were held as well. During the conference, Nordisk Sikkerhet gave a presentation on the company's previous project with the SBGS in Mukachevo and its upcoming project with the SBGS in Zhytomy.

Conference participants ended the event by issuing a statement affirming the important and unique role the conference plays in serving as a platform for experts in physical protection and nuclear material accounting and control from various ministries, authorities, nuclear facilities, and other radiation hazard sites of Ukraine to meet with international experts and ensure Ukraine is fulfilling its international commitments and continually addressing ongoing developments in physical protection and nuclear material accounting and control. 

Nordisk Sikkerhet Participates in IAEA Expert Mission to Belarus

October 16, 2017

 

Pavel Tishakov, an expert from Nordisk Sikkerhet, visited the Republic of Belarus on 10–16 September as an adviser in the preparation for a national exercise on nuclear or radiological emergencies. With Belarus’ first nuclear power plant set to come online in 2019, the need to hold emergency preparedness exercises, which test the readiness of local and national emergency response capabilities in the event of a nuclear or radiological accident, is paramount.

​During the IAEA expert mission, meetings were held with the various government agencies and emergency responders who will be participating in the upcoming exercise. Nordisk Sikkerhet’s previous experience and familiarity with similar exercises were shared, and the groundwork was laid for the further planning, preparation and eventual conduct of the emergency preparedness and response exercise in Belarus. The exercise itself is planned to be held on 18-19 October 2017.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Attends IFE Public Hearing on Kjeller and Halden SNF 

August 31, 2017

 

Nordisk Sikkerhet took part in a public hearing on 30 August 2017 on how Norway plans to handle roughly 17 tonnes of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) currently stored at Kjeller and Halden. The Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) hosted the event, giving a presentation on its vision for what to do with the SNF and answering participants' questions. 

Nordisk Sikkerhet Applies for Radiological and Nuclear

Materials Security Project with Zhytomyrskyi Border Detachment of Ukrainian SBGS

April 18, 2017

 

Nordisk Sikkerhet is pleased to announce its application to the Norwegian government for a project with the Zhytomyrskyi Border Detachment of the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) of Ukraine. The aim of the project is to strengthen the Zhytomyrskyi border detachment located on the Ukrainian-Belorussian border. This detachment controls five border checkpoints, 416 km of green borders, perimeter and territory of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, and is in need of technical means and training for radiological and nuclear (RN) materials control. 

​A total of 1335 new items of detection, protection, decontamination, and dosimetry equipment are proposed to be procured and handed over to the Zhytomyrskyi border detachment within the scope of the project.

Implementation of the project will allow SBGS to improve its RN materials detection capabilities and to establish ancillary supplies related to post-detection event mitigation in the Zhyromyrskyi region.  

The project has a proposed duration of 17 months, a budget of ~NOK 10 million and is proposed to be financed in the framework of the Norwegian government action plan for nuclear activities and the environment in northern areas. The action plan is managed by the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

The proposed project fits into one of the focus areas of the Action Plan for 2013-2017, namely, non-proliferation and physical protection, as well as the Action Plan’s geographical area, which covers projects and activities in the FSU countries. Furthermore, the project is aligned with Norway’s several other bilateral and multilateral initiatives on radiological and nuclear materials’ safety and security in Ukraine: a pledge at the Nuclear Security Summitcontributions through SLD and GTRI/US DOEnuclear safety cooperation agreement with Ukraine, etc.

The project application was submitted in the end of March 2017 and is currently under review and consideration at the Norwegian government.  

Nordisk Sikkerhet and Selected Supplier Deliver Decontamination Equipment to SBGS

March 30, 2017

 

On 6 February 2017 Nordisk Sikkerhet and its supplier selected via an open tender process delivered decontamination equipment to the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) of Ukraine. The equipment included a mobile decontamination complex to be used for decontamination of persons, vehicles, equipment, materials and terrain in case of possible contamination incidents with nuclear and radiological materials.

The delivered equipment was subject to entry control and inspection. The equipment was accepted by comparison of quantities of delivered goods with those in accompanying documents, with the contract for supply of the equipment, as well as by visual examination for any mechanical damage of package and/or the equipment.

The equipment is to be supplied within a framework of a joint project between Nordisk Sikkerhet and the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) of Ukraine. This project is supported as an international technical assistance to Ukraine under the Norwegian Government Action Plan for nuclear activities and the environment in the northern areas. The Action Plan is administered by the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Attends Annual Review at NRPA

February 8, 2017

 

On 27 January 2017 experts from Nordisk Sikkerhet AS attended an annual review meeting at the headquarters of the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) in Østerås, Norway.  The meeting included representatives from NRPA, the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Natur og Ungdom, Norges Naturvernforbund, Nordisk Sikkerhet, and the Bellona Foundation.

The annual meeting serves as an opportunity for NRPA to present new information on grant and application processes to interested organizations. Participating organizations also updated NRPA representatives and fellow grant recipients on the status of various projects and cooperation activities in Russia and Ukraine. Nordisk Sikkerhet expert Pavel Tishakov gave a presentation on Nordisk Sikkerhet's projects with Atomflot in Russia and with SBGS in Ukraine, as well as recent efforts to initiate future activities in the region. 

Nordisk Sikkerhet Visits Italian CBRN Decom Systems Producer Cristanini 

March 30, 2017

On 15 December 2016 Nordisk Sikkerhet visited Cristanini, an Italian producer of a wide range of CBRN decontamination systems.

The companies carried out negotiations on a possibility of a prompt supply of CBRN decontamination equipment produced by Cristanini to the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) of Ukraine. Nordisk Sikkerhet visited Cristanini’s production facilities and inspected mobile decontamination complex proposed to be supplied to SBGS in the beginning of 2017.

​The suggested equipment is a rapid deployment unit, which includes a complete set of means (equipment and necessary chemicals) needed for decontamination of persons, vehicles, equipment, materials and terrain in case of possible contamination incidents with nuclear and radiological materials.

The equipment is to be supplied within a framework of a joint project between Nordisk Sikkerhet and the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) of Ukraine. This project is supported as an international technical assistance to Ukraine under the Norwegian Government Action Plan for nuclear activities and the environment in the northern areas. The Action Plan is administered by the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Nordisk Sikkerhet and Selected Supplier Deliver Equipment to SBGS

December 15, 2016

On 13 December 2016 Nordisk Sikkerhet and its suppliers selected via an open tender process delivered equipment to the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) of Ukraine. The equipment included a mobile detection complex for the detection of radiological and nuclear materials and 28 gamma/neutron search-alarm detectors. 

All delivered equipment was subject to entry control and inspection. The equipment was accepted by comparison of quantities of delivered goods with those in accompanying documents, with the contract for supply of the equipment, as well as by visual examination for any mechanical damage of package and/or the equipment.

The equipment was supplied within a framework of a joint project between Nordisk Sikkerhet and the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) of Ukraine. This project is supported as an international technical assistance to Ukraine under the Norwegian Government Action Plan for nuclear activities and the environment in the northern areas. The Action Plan is administered by the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Participates in Testing of Mobile Detection Complex

December 12, 2016

On 02 December 2016 Nordisk Sikkerhet representative Pavel Tishakov participated in acceptance tests of mobile automated complex for detection of radioactive and nuclear materials. The complex is supplied within a framework of a joint project between Nordisk Sikkerhet and the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) of Ukraine. 

The tests were conducted on the premises of the George Kuzmich Training Centre for Physical Protection, Accounting and Control of Nuclear Material, which is located at the Kiev Institute for Nuclear Research, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

A number gamma and neutron sources of various activity were used in these tests with successful detection results. 

Nordisk Sikkerhet Participates in Testing of 28 Search-Alarm Detectors

December 12, 2016

On 30 November 2016 Nordisk Sikkerhet representative Pavel Tishakov participated in acceptance tests of 28 search-alarm detectors DKS-02PN "Cadmium" manufactured by Sparing-Vist, Ukraine. The detectors are supplied within a framework of the project titled “RN material detection, protection, decontamination, and dosimetry equipment for Mukachevskiy border detachment, SBGS, Ukraine”. This project is supported by the Norwegian Government as an international technical assistance to Ukraine under the Norwegian Government Action Plan for nuclear activities and the environment in the northern areas. The project is managed and implemented by Nordisk Sikkerhet AS in close collaboration with the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) of Ukraine.  
 
The tests were conducted at Kievoblstandartmetrologiya - a state organization, which specialized on metrological testing and certification of equipment in Ukraine.

A number gamma and neutron sources of various activity were used in these tests. 

After completion of these tests, the detectors will be delivered and handed over to the Mukachevskyi border detachment of SBGS. This is planned for mid December 2016. 

Nordisk Sikkerhet in Consortium with Sosny R&D Company Participates in Tender for Procurement of SNF Consultancy Services 

December 2, 2016

On 29 November 2016 Nordisk Sikkerhet AS in consortium with Sosny R&D Company (Russia) delivered an offer to the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries (NFD) in relation to a tender for procurement of consultancy services concerning spent nuclear fuel (SNF). NFD ref: 16/4995; TED ref: 366311-2016; Doffin ref: 2016-114821

​The main objective of the tender is to perform a study to investigate whether (i) it is feasible to directly dispose of SNF from Norway's two research reactors in a repository or (ii) there exist alternatives to reprocessing using the PUREX process to stabilize the SNF such that it can be disposed of in a repository.

If awarded the tender, Nordisk Sikkerhet AS will work in consortium with Sosny R&D Company, which has an extensive experience in the field of SNF management and a rare practical experience in handling standard, non-standard (experimental) and damaged (unconditioned) SNF.
 
Nordisk Sikkerhet AS will be the Consortium’s primary point of contact and will be responsible for the overall management and coordination of all project aspects. Sosny R&D Company will take the lead in the study over the technological aspects of the SNF treatment.
 
Tender results are planned to be announced by to the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries in December 2016 – January 2017. 

Nordisk Sikkerhet Participates in REview Meeting on Progress in on-going projects of the FMBA-NRPA Cooperation

November 21, 2016

On 16 November 2016 Nordisk Sikkerhet representatives Pavel Tishakov participated at the meeting organized by the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) and the State Research Center – Burnasyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center (FMBC) of the Federal Medical Biological Agency (FMBA) of Russia. The meeting was held in Drammen, Norway. Nordisk Sikkerhet and the Norwegian Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) were invited to the event by NRPA to present results and achievements of Nordisk Sikkerhet and IFE's international technical assistance projects in Russia and Ukraine.  ​

Nordisk Sikkerhet and SBGS of Ukraine Conduct Equipment Acceptance Tests

November 9, 2016

On 31 October and 01 November 2016 Nordisk Sikkerhet representatives Pavel Tishakov and Pavel Lebedev and representatives of the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) of Ukraine conducted acceptance tests of the equipment supplied within a framework of the project titled “RN material detection, protection, decontamination, and dosimetry equipment for Mukachevskiy border unit, SBGS, Ukraine”. This project is supported by the Norwegian Government as an international technical assistance to Ukraine under the Norwegian Government Action Plan for nuclear activities and the environment in the northern areas. The project is managed and implemented by Nordisk Sikkerhet AS in close collaboration with the SBGS administration. 

The following equipment was delivered, tested, and accepted in Mukachevo by Nordisk Sikkerhet (contracting authority) and Mukachevskyi border detachment (recipient):

  • 44 sets of personal protection equipment (PPE), including protectives suits, shoes, gas masks, filters, and other accessories;

  • 44 personal electronic dosimeters;

  • 5 isotope identification devices (spectrometers);

 
2-day hands-on training on how to use the delivered equipment was provided to the SBGS personnel in Mukachevo by the suppliers of equipment.
 
Additional equipment under this project is planned to be supplied by the end of 2016

Nordisk Sikkerhet Participates in Workshop on Andreeva Bay

November 7, 2016

The workshop titled “The history, current status and prospects of remediation of nuclear and radiation hazardous facilities of Andreeva Bay” was held on 26 October 2016 in Murmansk, Russia. The workshop was organized by the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation “ROSATOM”, the Rosatom Public Council, and the Bellona Foundation.

The main aim of the workshop was to review and discuss results and achievements of the 15-year international cooperation programme for remediation of nuclear and radiation hazardous facilities at Andreeva Bay. 

Andreeva Bay is a former naval base located on the Barents Sea in the northwest Russia, which stores a large quantity of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and radioactive waste (RW) originated from Russian nuclear powered submarines and nuclear icebreakers. An accident in 1982 and inadequate SNF and RW storage conditions at the site have raise concerns about Andreeva Bay from nuclear professionals and ecologists around the world.  During the last 15 years a number of international assistance projects have been carried out aimed at creating the necessary infrastructure for safe removal of SNF and RW from Andreeva Bay, and for improving the radiation situation at the site.
 
The Andreeva Bay remediation plans have been supported by donors from Norway, Sweden, Italy, United Kingdom, European Commission, and NDEP Fund (administrated by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development). The Russian Federation is also actively contributing to the preparation of the SNF and RW removal process using its own means. Through the joint efforts of all the contributors, it was made possible to create the SNF management complex comprising of 17 new buildings, and a number of purpose-built machinery and equipment.
 
The main Norwegian contributors directly at Andreeva Bay are: the Finnmark County Government and Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority. Nordisk Sikkerhet AS implements a project related to the SNF and RW removal from Andreeva Bay. The aim of the Nordisk Sikkerhet’s project is to improve physical protection at the Federal State Unitary Enterprise «Atomflot» - the owner and operator of Russian nuclear-powered icebreakers and special vessels. Atomflot’s ships and infrastructure will be utilized in the transport of ~60-70 trainloads of SNF and RW materials from Andreeva Bay.
 
The first trial operations of fuel elements retrieval and transportation from Andreeva Bay are planned for the end of 2016-beginning of 2017. It can take up to 10 years to remove all 21,000 fuel assemblies currently located at the site.
 
The workshop in Murmansk was attended by over 100 participants, including representatives from the Russian state, regional, and local authorities, ROSATOM and its subsidiary organizations, enterprises carrying out the works at Andreeva Bay, donors from Norway, Italy, Sweden, EBRD, the Bellona Foundation, and Norwegian and Russian media.

Other news and press releases about the event: 
Rosatom
Bellona
Russian nuclear society

Nordisk Sikkerhet Participates in 13th Ukrainian Conference on Physical Protection, Control, and Accounting of Nuclear Materials

November 9, 2016

On behalf of Nordisk Sikkerhet, Daria Plyshevskaya participated at the 13th Conference on Physical protection, Control and Accounting of Nuclear Materials, held at Khmelnytska Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Ukraine on 3-7 October 2016. At the conference Nordisk Sikkehet presented preliminary results of its technical assistance project currently under implementation with the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) of Ukraine.

In her presentation Daria emphasized the mission and contribution of Norwegian Government, the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA), and Nordisk Sikkerhet in countering nuclear proliferation. Daria also spoke about preliminary and planned achievements in improvement of SBGS’s monitoring capabilities on the Ukrainian-Hungarian border, which are the objectives of the current project between SBGS and Nordisk Sikkerhet.
 
The forum highlighted the topics of physical protection, control & accounting of nuclear materials in the view of implementation of the IAEA nuclear safeguards at Ukrainian NPPs and research centers. A special focus was given to the issues of improved physical protection of power reactors and medical radioactive sources, which is a challenging matter in Ukraine nowadays.  
 
The Conference was organized by the George Kuzmycz Training Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and Khmelnytska NPP under financial support from the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM), Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA), and the NNEGC Energoatom (owner of all NPPs in Ukraine). The event allowed various experts from the Ukrainian NPPs, research institutions, medical centers and regulatory bodies to exchange their view and experience on the topic matters, as well as with the experts from Norway, Sweden, USA, and IAEA.

Ukrainian news and press releases about the event: 
NNEGC Energoatom
State Scientific and Technical Center for nuclear and radiation safety (SSTC NRS)

Nordisk Sikkerhet Participates in Valahia 2016 Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise in Romania

October 10, 2016

Nordisk Sikkerhet expert Pavel Tishakov participated at the "Valahia-2016" - a 3-day full-scale emergency preparedness exercise conducted at the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant (CNPP) and various locations throughout Romania. The main objective of the exercise was to validate the preparedness of all stakeholders in Romania (the CNPP operator, government and non-government agencies; local and regional authorities) in response to an accident at the CNPP.

The exercise scenario was created taking into the account lessons learned from the March 2011 Fukushima accident. The scenario involved a beyond design basis accident at CNPP caused by an earthquake, aftershocks, and a subsequent failure of various CNPP equipment (power systems, emergency mitigating equipment, etc). The scenario anticipated filtered and unfiltered release of radioactivity into the environment, contamination of personnel, extraction of injured workers, evacuation of residents, etc. The exercise provided Romanian emergency response personnel with an opportunity to train and improve their response methods and coordination during emergency situations. 
The exercise was conducted on 3-6 October 2016. A total of ~350 participants took part at exercise representing 12 Romanian organization. Experts from Nordisk Sikkerhet, Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA), and International Safety Research (ISR, Canada) also participated at the exercise. Nordisk Sikkerhet, operating as a subcontractor of ISR, assisted with the planning, preparation, and conduct of the exercise.
 
The “Valahia-2016” exercise is a part of the Regional programme on Regulatory Capacity Building in Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Response in Romania supported by a grant from the Government of Norway (Norway Grants). 

Nordisk Sikkerhet Hosts Atomflot and Partner Organizations Meeting

June 27, 2016

Nordisk Sikkerhet AS organized and hosted a three-day event between Atomflot and partner organizations in Scandinavia from 21-23 June in Norefjell, Norway. Representatives from Atomflot, Eleron, the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA), the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM), and Nordisk Sikkerhet held a series of general and bilateral meetings where they discussed various matters related to ongoing cooperation as well as the potential for future collaborative projects.

The Meeting presented an opportunity for the various stakeholders involved in international technical assistance projects related to legacy sites in northwest Russia to meet and update one another on their projects with Atomflot and other regional organizations.

Atomflot representatives provided an overview of the company’s past, future, and current activities in the northwest region, as well as Atomflot’s involvement in international projects and initiatives aimed at protection, consolidation and repatriation of radiological and nuclear (RN) materials worldwide. Atomflot remains a key organization in cleanup efforts at several legacy sites in northwest Russia. As of today, more than 70 trainloads of RN material has been shipped via Atomflot using the organization’s infrastructure. This infrastructure will be used again to ship additional RN material as part of remediation efforts at Andreeva Bay, Gremikha, and other sites in northwest Russia. 

At the end of the Meeting, the participants agreed to consider at their organizations a variety of cooperative project proposals related to the nuclear legacy program in Northwest Russia in the coming months and reaffirmed their commitment to continuation of the ongoing collaboration in this field between Atomflot and partner organizations in Norway and Sweden.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Announces Tender for Isotope Identification Devices

June 8, 2016

Nordisk Sikkerhet announced a new open tender on 7 June 2016 for the supply of isotope identification devices. This is the fifth in a series of tenders for Nordisk Sikkerhet’s current project with the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (SBGS), which focuses on improving the detection and mitigation capability of the SBGS to help prevent and manage the illicit trafficking of nuclear and radiological material through the Ukrainian-Hungarian border.

The tender has been posted on the Norwegian public procurement website Doffin (#2016-289812), the Nordisk Sikkerhet website,  and EU Tenders Electronic Daily (#2016/S 111-198558). All interested parties are invited to submit their tender proposals. The tender deadline is 7 July 2016 at 12.00 noon Oslo time (CET). Any questions concerning the tender can be sent using our contact form, provided they are submitted by 27 June. All questions and answers will be published anonymously (without a reference to a particular tenderer) on the Nordisk Sikkerhet website.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Participates in Factory Acceptance

Testing of Three Radiation Portal Monitors

On 25 May 2016

 

Experts from Nordisk Sikkerhet, Atomflot, and YAFI – Nuclear Physics Research Scientific Engineering Center met in St. Petersburg, Russia. During this visit the parties conducted factory acceptance tests of three radiation portal monitors which have been constructed for the ongoing project with FUSE Atomflot.

The pedestrian, vehicle, and railroad portal monitors will be set up at the entrance to Atomflot facilities in Murmansk, Russia. These portal monitors will serve to hinder the unauthorized movement of radioactive materials into and out of the Atomflot site. This is part of an ongoing project administered by Nordisk Sikkerhet and funded under the Norwegian government action plan for nuclear activities and the environment in northern areas.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Meets with State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management

May 31, 2016

On 26 May 2016 experts from Nordisk Sikkerhet met with representatives from the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management in Kyiv, Ukraine. The two parties discussed potential projects which could be carried out between the two organizations in the future. 

These potential projects will mainly focus on one of two thematic areas: nonproliferation and physical protection, and/or emergency preparedness and response. All projects regarding these themes can be financed through the Norwegian government Action Plan, which covers projects and activities in northwest Russia and in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) countries. Concrete projects between the two organizations will be developed during the summer of 2016 and will be submitted for funding consideration under the Action Plan during the second half of 2016.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Announces Tender for Personal Protection Equipment

May 26, 2016

Nordisk Sikkerhet announced a new open tender on 24 May 2016 for the supply of personal protection equipment​. This is the fourth in a series of tenders for Nordisk Sikkerhet’s current project with the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (SBGS), which focuses on improving the detection and mitigation capability of the SBGS to help prevent and manage the illicit trafficking of nuclear and radiological material through the Ukrainian-Hungarian border.

The tender has been posted on the Norwegian public procurement website Doffin (#2016-081090), the Nordisk Sikkerhet website, and EU Tenders Electronic Daily (#2016/S 100-179643). All interested parties are invited to submit their tender proposals. The tender deadline is 24 June 2016 at 12.00 noon Oslo time (CET). Any questions concerning the tender can be sent using our contact form, provided they are submitted by 10 June. All questions and answers will be published anonymously (without a reference to a particular tenderer) on the Nordisk Sikkerhet website.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Submits Application for RN Material Monitoring Project in Russia

April 29, 2016

Nordisk Sikkerhet has submitted an application for a project to install a radiological ​and nuclear material monitoring system in northwest Russia near the border with Norway. This system will monitor the movement of people and vehicles to and from the city of Murmansk, and will be a continuation of a program funded by the Russian government to combat the illicit movement of nuclear and radiological material in the region.

Murmansk and the surrounding areas has one of the highest concentrations of nuclear and radiological material and installations in Russia. Numerous civil, military, and industrial sites contain nuclear/radioactive material or waste. While some sites are equipped with modern security systems which allow them to monitor any illicit movement of radioactive and nuclear material, there are a number of sites whose security systems are not fully sufficient. 

As a result, radioactive and nuclear material has been illicitly moved on numerous occasions (such as the 2005 discovery of orphan source Sr-90 material and the 2009 illegal movement of Cf-252, etc.). These cases underline the serious and real threat of radiological materials being illicitly moved within and from the region.

Following a series of meeting in January, the proposed project has been prepared in cooperation with the Committee for the Maintenance of Public Safety of the Murmansk Region and the end user of the project, the State Regional Public Institution “Department for Civil Defense, Public Protection against Emergency Situations and Fire Safety of the Murmansk Region”, which is directly subordinate to the Committee.

This project fits into the geographical area of the Norwegian government Action Plan, which covers projects and activities in northwest Russia and in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) countries. The proposed project fits into one of seven focus areas of the Norwegian Government Action Plan, namely: non-proliferation and physical protection. If supported by the Norwegian government, the project is proposed to be implemented in 2016-2017.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Visits Chernobyl NPP and Pripyat

April 27, 2016

On 21 April, Nordisk Sikkerhet staff visited the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, where they toured Chernobyl NPP and the abandoned city of Pripyat. The visit was part of an international forum program organized by the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” to mark the 30th anniversary of the accident at Chernobyl NPP.

While at Chernobyl NPP, experts from Nordisk Sikkerhet were able to view up-close the New Safe Confinement structure which will be placed over the damaged unit 4 at the end of this year. They also toured the site of the Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility (ISF2). Here they first visited the inside of the nearly-completed spent fuel processing facility, including the “hot cell” where nuclear fuel assemblies will be processed and prepared for storage, ​then visited the temporary storage area, where the processed material will remain for 100 years.

Such a visit allows Nordisk Sikkerhet experts to better understand the current status of the ongoing work at Chernobyl, outstanding issues, and how the organization can contribute to the overall efforts at the site. Nordisk Sikkerhet has recently submitted an application to the Norwegian government for a project to improve the physical protection system at Chernobyl NPP, and used this opportunity to investigate the possibility of future projects at the site.

After visiting Chernobyl NPP, the staff of Nordisk Sikkerhet also visited the abandoned city of Pripyat, which serves as a powerful reminder of the necessity to constantly improve and maintain safety and security arrangements at nuclear and radiological sites around the world.  

Nordisk Sikkerhet Visits SBGS Mukachyskyi Border Detachment

April 25, 2016

On 20 April a delegation of experts from Nordisk Sikkerhet visited the Mukachyvskyi border detachment of the State Board Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS). The visit included meetings at detachment headquarters in Mukachevo and visits to the Kosyno and Dzvinkove border crossings on the Ukrainian border with Hungary.

While at Mukachevo, Nordisk Sikkerhet staff updated SBGS regional administrators on the status of the current project. They also discussed the general situation in the region, ongoing issues and needs, and the potential for future projects between the two organizations. 

The visit was an excellent opportunity for Nordisk Sikkerhet experts to better understand the exact needs of the border checkpoints and SBGS personnel in the Mukachevo region. Such site visits help Nordisk Sikkerhet to ensure its projects take into account existing capabilities at SBGS and also do not overlap with aspects of other international technical assistance efforts in the region. The delegation was pleased to have time to review specific details of current and future projects with SBGS staff working on the ground. Following this successful visit, Nordisk Sikkerhet looks forward to continued cooperation on the implementation of the existing project with SBGS, as well as the development of new projects in the future.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Submits Proposal to Initiate Internal Exposure Monitoring System with FMBA

April 15, 2016

Nordisk Sikkerhet AS has submitted a grant application to the Norwegian government for a project with the Russian Federal Medical Biological Agency (FMBA). The project will provide FMBA with modern equipment for direct internal measurements using various types of Whole Body Counters (WBCs), as well as special shielding and ventilation, the necessary metrological and methodological support in a form of periodical maintenance and calibration of WBCs using phantoms, and the periodical training of personnel on how to use/calibrate the supplied equipment.

This system can be used to monitor the health of industrial workers who operate in environments containing potentially hazardous levels of radiation. It can also be used in the event of a nuclear/radiological incident to monitor exposure levels of the general public in the Murmansk region.

The project was developed jointly by Nordisk Sikkerhet and FMBA following several rounds of meetings in Moscow. The proposed project fits into the geographical area of the Norwegian government Action Plan, which covers projects and activities in northwest Russia and in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) countries. The proposed project fits into one of the thematic areas of the Action Plan, namely cooperation with regulatory authorities. If supported by the Norwegian government, the project is proposed to be implemented in 2016-2018.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Participates in Second Valahia 2016 Planning Meeting in the Hague

April 8, 2016

Nordisk Sikkerhet expert Pavel Tishakov attended the second consultancy meeting for the upcoming "Valahia-2016” exercise to be held in Romania on 3 October 2016. The exercise will provide Romanian emergency response personnel with an opportunity to train and improve their response methods and coordination during emergency situations. At the meeting, participants drafted a concrete activity plan as well as the division of responsibilities for the ongoing exercise preparations.

 

The meeting was held in The Hague, Netherlands, and was attended by representatives of Nordisk Sikkerhet, the Romanian National Commission for Nuclear Activities Control (CNCAN), Cernavoda nuclear power plant (CNPP), the Romanian General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU), the General Secretariat of the Romanian Government (SGG), the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and International Safety Research (ISR). Nordisk Sikkerhet, operating as a subcontractor of International Safety Research, is assisting with the planning and preparation of the exercise.
 
The third consultancy meeting for "Valahia-2016” will be held in early June.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Announces a Tender for Procurement of a Mobile Decontamination Complex and Personal Protection Equipment

March 17, 2016

Nordisk Sikkerhet announced a new open tender on 16 March 2016 for the supply of a mobile decontamination complex and sets of personal protection equipment​. This is the third in a series of tenders for Nordisk Sikkerhet’s current project with the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (SBGS), which focuses on improving the detection and mitigation capability of the SBGS to help prevent and manage the illicit trafficking of nuclear and radiological material through the Ukrainian-Hungarian border.

The tender has been posted on the Norwegian public procurement website Doffin (#2016-646124), the Nordisk Sikkerhet website, and will soon be on EU Tenders Electronic Daily as well. All interested parties are invited to submit their tender proposals. The tender deadline is 18 April 2016 at 12.00 noon Oslo time (CET). Any questions concerning the tender can be sent using our contact form, provided they are submitted by 4 April. All questions and answers will be published anonymously (without a reference to a particular tenderer) on the Nordisk Sikkerhet website.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Announces a Tender for Procurement of RN Handheld Detectors and Personal Dosimeters

March 14, 2016

Nordisk Sikkerhet announced a new open tender on 14 March 2016 for the supply of RN material hand-held detectors and personal dosimeters​. This is the second in a series of tenders for Nordisk Sikkerhet’s current project with the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (SBGS), which focuses on improving the detection and mitigation capability of the SBGS to help prevent and manage the illicit trafficking of nuclear and radiological material through the Ukrainian-Hungarian border.

The tender has been posted on the Norwegian public procurement website Doffin (reference number #2016-408843), the Nordisk Sikkerhet website, and on EU Tenders Electronic Daily (reference number #2016/S 053-089782). All interested parties are invited to submit their tender proposals. The tender deadline is 14 April 2016 at 12.00 noon Oslo time (CET). Any questions concerning the tender can be sent using our contact form, provided they are submitted by 1 April. All questions and answers will be published anonymously (without a reference to a particular tenderer) on the Nordisk Sikkerhet’s website.

Registration Opens for Upcoming Workshop on Chemical Weapons and Toxic Industrial Chemicals

February 26, 2016

Registration is now open for the upcoming workshop “Assistance and Protection against Chemical Weapons and Toxic Industrial Chemicals”. This three-day workshop, to be held from 1-3 June 2016 in Kjeller, Norway, will cover response mechanisms to chemical weapons attacks and the release of toxic industrial chemicals, including the assistance and protection mechanism which can be utilized by local and national authorities under Article X of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

The workshop, presented by Nordisk Sikkerhet, will be led by experienced instructors Ervin Farkaš and Cristina Baptista Rodrigues, ​ both of whom were former staff at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and have taught similar courses around the world.

The cost for the entire three-day workshop is 8,000 NOK and is open to all interested parties. The registration form can be found on the workshop information page. 

Nordisk Sikkerhet Announces a Tender for Procurement of Mobile Automated Complex for Detection of Radioactive and Nuclear Materials

February 26, 2016

Nordisk Sikkerhet announced a new open tender on 25 February 2016 for the supply of a Mobile Automated Complex for the detection of radioactive and nuclear materials. This is the first in a series of upcoming tenders for Nordisk Sikkerhet’s current project with the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (SBGS), which focuses on improving the detection and mitigation capability of the SBGS to help prevent and manage the illicit trafficking of nuclear and radiological material through the Ukrainian-Hungarian border.

The tender has been posted on the Norwegian public procurement website Doffin (reference number #2016-318607), the Nordisk Sikkerhet website, and on EU Tenders Electronic Daily (#2016/S 041-068425) as well. All interested parties are invited to submit their tender proposals. The tender deadline is 28 March 2016 at 12.00 noon Oslo time (CET). Any questions concerning the tender can be sent using our contact form, provided they are submitted by 14 March. All questions and answers will be published anonymously (without a reference to a particular tenderer) on the Nordisk Sikkerhet’s website. 

Nordisk Sikkerhet Establishes Representative Office in Ukraine

February 19, 2016

Nordisk Sikkerhet AS has established a representative office in Kyiv, Ukraine. The official approval and certification from the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade was received on February 19, and the office has been officially registered.

With the establishment of the Ukrainian representative office, Nordisk Sikkerhet hopes to highlight its commitment to working in Ukraine, and the company’s interest and ability to engage in new projects in the country over the coming years. Having a representative office in the country will make it easier to register and implement international technical assistance projects funded by the government of Norway.

​The Kyiv representative office is headed by Nordisk Sikkerhet team member Pavel Lebedev.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Announces Tender Decision for Project with FSUE Atomflot

February 12, 2016

Nordisk Sikkerhet is pleased to announce its decision for the recent open tender for a project with FSUE «Atomflot». The tender, which was for the turnkey supply of three fixed radiation portal monitors (RPMs) and training of the FSUE «Atomflot» personnel, has been awarded to Yafi - Nuclear Physics Research Scientific Engineering Center in St. Petersburg, Russia. 

The tender was announced on 22 December 2015 and closed on 29 January 2016 at noon, at which time two tenders had been received. Both proposals were evaluated by a team of experts at Nordisk Sikkerhet and judged on several factors, including technical and professional capacity, professional qualification, financial and economic standing, technical compliance, and price.

The tender announcement and information were available on Doffin (Reference: 2015-143658) and TED Europa (Contract notice: 2015/S 250-459708), as well as on the Nordisk Sikkerhet website.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Signs Cooperation Agreement with FSUE Atomflot

February 12, 2016

Nordisk Sikkerhet and FSUE «Atomflot» have signed an agreement for current and future technical assistance projects. The agreement confirms the two organizations’ interest in continued collaboration in the fields of RN safety and security enhancements at FSUE «Atomflot». 

The agreement was signed on December 9, and after being confirmed with the competent authorities in Russia, has been formally exchanged between FSUE «Atomflot» and Nordisk Sikkerhet on February 2016.

The agreement which has been signed is a framework agreement, which covers implementation and collaboration between the two parties, not only within the ongoing project with «Atomflot» for the replacement of three radiation portal monitors, but also potential future projects in different thematic areas. 

Nordisk Sikkerhet Assists in Planning Valahia 2016 Exercise in Romania

February 8, 2016

Preparations for the upcoming exercises in Romania were held from February 1-5 in Bucharest. Nordisk Sikkerhet expert Pavel Tishakov attended these meetings with experts from the International Safety Research (ISR), Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire (ISRN), and several Romanian agencies. Nordisk Sikkerhet and ISR facilitated discussions between the participating Romanian and international organizations to establish roles, responsibilities, and expectations for the various exercise activities, which are planned to take place in October 2016. 

The Valahia-2016 exercise will provide Romanian emergency response personnel an opportunity to train under realistic conditions, improve their response capabilities, and establish clear roles for various local, national, and international agencies in the event of an emergency.  

Meeting participants identified the main objectives of the exercise, as well as the key players for the various activities in the exercise. They reviewed potential constraints as well as roles and responsibilities of each participating organization. Nordisk Sikkerhet, operating as a subcontractor of International Safety Research, will assist in the planning and preparation of the exercise.

​The next planning meeting for "Valahia-2016" is scheduled for April.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Attends Annual Review Meeting at NRPA

February 2, 2016

On January 29 experts from Nordisk Sikkerhet AS attended an annual review meeting at the headquarters of the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) in Østerås, Norway.  The meeting included representatives from NRPA, the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Natur og Ungdom, Norges Naturvernforbund, Nordisk Sikkerhet, and the Bellona Foundation.

The annual meeting serves as an opportunity for NRPA to present new information on grant and application processes to interested organizations. Participating organizations also updated NRPA representatives and fellow grant recipients on the status of various projects and cooperation activities in Russia and Ukraine. Nordisk Sikkerhet expert Daria Plyshevskaya gave a presentation on Nordisk Sikkerhet's current projects at Atomflot in Russia and with SBGS in Ukraine, as well as recent efforts to initiate future activities in the region. 

Nordisk Sikkerhet Signs a Contract for Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise in Romania

January 27, 2016

On January 27 Nordisk Sikkerhet AS signed a contract with International Safety Research, Inc. (ISR) to organize a joint training exercise in Romania in late 2016/early 2017. This will be a full-scale radiation emergency training exercise and will include the simulation of a nuclear power plant accident at Cernovoda NPP.

Nordisk Sikkerhet submitted the proposal with ISR to the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA), and will be participating as a subcontractor to ISR in the planning, organization, and execution of the exercise. The contract signed today confirms Nordisk Sikkerhet’s involvement and duties in the upcoming exercise, which is supported by the Norwegian government as part of a project for regulatory capacity building in nuclear and radiological safety, emergency preparedness and response in Romania (a part of EEA and Norway Grants).

The exercise will be an important training opportunity for Romanian authorities, power plant operators, and first responders. The skills learned at this exercise will be of vital importance in the event of a radiation emergency. Effective response also involves a high degree of coordination between international, national, and local authorities. In addition to response techniques, the exercise will therefore also cover participants’ understanding of their role and the roles of others in an emergency situation. 

The first meetings related to the exercise will take place from February 1-5 in Bucharest, Romania. Pavel Tishakov of Nordisk Sikkerhet will participate in these meetings, along with representatives from ISR, NRPA, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Romanian National Commission for Nuclear Activities Control (CNCAN), the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations of Romania (IGSU), and other Romanian authorities. 

Experts from Nordisk Sikkerhet, ISR, NRPA, IAEA, CNCAN and IGSU have collaborated on such exercises previously, including the joint Romanian-Bulgarian “Natulus-2011” exercise which simulated the transport of nuclear materials along the Danube.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Participates in International Meeting of Experts and Local Officials in Murmansk, Russia

January 22, 2016

On January 20th Nordisk Sikkerhet experts Pavel Tishakov and Daria Plyshevskaya met with international experts and regional authorities in Murmansk to discuss various matters related to radiation monitoring, radiation safety, and environmental protection in the Murmansk region.

The meeting was chaired by Vladimir Vorotnikov, Chairman of Committee for Public Safety for the Murmansk Region, and included representatives of the Murmansk Office of Civil Defense and Fire Safety, the Committee for Public Safety for the Murmansk Region, the State Enterprise «Atombezopasnost» (a subsidiary of «Rosatom» state nuclear cooperation), and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Various presentations were given on improvements in radiation safety and detection efforts in the Murmansk region, as well as current infrastructure, recent progress on internationally-funded projects, and Norwegian interests and activities in regional radiation safety. There were also demonstrations of the radiation monitoring equipment currently utilized in the Murmansk region.

Participants also discussed several potential projects which could serve to improve public safety, radiation monitoring capabilities, and environmental protection in the region, which could also serve to benefit the wider Nordic community. Participants agreed on a scope of potential project proposals which will be submitted for funding and support consideration under the framework of the Norwegian Government Action Plan for Nuclear Activities and the Environment in the Northern Area. 

Nordisk Sikkerhet Applies for Project to Improve the Physical Protection System at Chernobyl NPP

January 18, 2016

 

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 Chernobyl 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 certain physical protection systems at Chernobyl NPP. The specific system and needs for this project have been jointly assessed and agreed to by Chernobyl NPP and Nordisk Sikkerhet.

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 thematic 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 the Norwegian government, the project is proposed to be implemented in 2016.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Hosts SBGS Delegation

January 5,2016

 

Nordisk Sikkerhet AS hosted a delegation from the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS) from December 13th to 18th, 2015. The three SBGS representatives met with Nordisk Sikkerhet experts in Norway.

During the visit Nordisk Sikkerhet and SBGS discussed the status of the current project for the Mukachevskiy border detachment, reviewed the recent progress and planned for upcoming tasks. Additional issues relating to international support for the Ukrainian SBGS were also discussed, as well as the potential for new projects in the future.

A meeting between SBGS representatives, Nordisk Sikkerhet experts, and the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) was held on December 18th. The purpose of the meeting was to update NRPA on the current status of the project jointly implemented by SBGS and Nordisk Sikkerhet AS, and discussed what needs remain for the detachment and for SBGS as a whole. General issues of border security in Eastern Europe were discussed as well.

"Bringing people together is an important part of what we do," said Nordisk Sikkerhet founder and project manager Pavel Tishakov. "Visits such as the one now between Nordisk Sikkerhet and SBGS help us to strengthen ties and cooperation between Norway and Ukraine, and to discuss in a friendly face-to-face environment various issues faced by SBGS and European border security as a whole. This is the first project between Nordisk Sikkerhet and SBGS. Upon the successful completion of this project, we look forward to continued cooperation between our organizations to develop and implement additional projects and measures which will be of benefit to Norway, Ukraine, and the wider European community."

Nordisk Sikkerhet Announces Opening of Tender for Turnkey Supply of Three Fixed Radiation Portal Monitors (RPMs) and Training of FSUE Atomflot personnel, North-West Russia

December 22,2015

 

As a part of an ongoing joint project with FSUE "Atomflot", Nordisk Sikkerhet AS announces the opening of the tender for the turnkey supply of three fixed radiation portal monitors (RPMs)  and training of the FSUE “Atomflot” personnel, North-West Russia. 

All up-to-date documents and information in relation to this tender are available here. ​

December 22, 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.

Nordisk Sikkerhet Attends AtomEco 2015

November 16, 2015

 

Daria Plyshevskaya represented Nordisk Sikkerhet AS at the International Exhibition and Conference «AtomEco-2015», held from November 9th to 11th in Moscow, Russia.

This year was the culmination of the Russian Federal Target Program “"Ensuring nuclear and radiation safety for 2008 and for the period until 2015". The conference presented the results of this program and unaddressed “legacy” issues from earlier nuclear activity. A variety of topics were covered, including the effects of nuclear legacy issues on national security, methods for eliminating nuclear legacy threats, environmental protection, and challenges faced in the decommissioning of nuclear power plants.  

Conference participants included representatives of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, representatives of international organizations, scientific and technical experts, additional state and regional representatives, and members of the private business community with an involvement in the nuclear industry.

Nordisk Sikkerhet participated in AtomEco with the goal to review specific legacy issues in northwestern Russia which remain of concern to the Norwegian government and could be addressed through the Norwegian government Action Plan for Nuclear Activities and the Environment in Northern Areas. 

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