Alexander Korchagin, First Deputy Director of the “Atom Stroy Export” company to manage nuclear power plant construction projects, spoke about the details of building the first nuclear plant in the history of Egypt.’
“I would like to say that a whole complex of complex organized activities is being carried out, starting from construction and installation work and ending with the production and supply of basic technological equipment. Currently, construction and installation work is being carried out in all four groups. The casting of the concrete foundation slab is being carried out in the first and second groups,” Korchagin said. While today the first concrete has been poured in the third group and we expect that these works will be completed by the end of this year and soon we will get a permit for the fourth group.It should be noted that within the framework of this year, we are already supplying the main technological equipment, as the first has arrived This equipment has been in place for 3 weeks, and the talk is about the “heart of the nuclear reactor” trap for the first group, which should be installed this year.
He continued: “The station’s construction work is proceeding according to the agreed guidelines – among other things – with the foreign entity that we deal with. Everything is proceeding as expected, meaning we have a reserve of time due to the implementation of construction work that precedes the specified schedule. In any case, All tasks for placing orders for the production of core technological equipment are carried out on schedule and we do not see any unexpected obstacles.”
In answering a question, how is the station’s staff trained? Will the Egyptian specialists and the specialists invited from Russia work? He said: “The answer to this question is twofold. The first is related to the organization of construction and installation work, and we have the largest Egyptian companies, and Egyptian experts, including workers in our construction company, which carries out construction work in my group The first and second.In the framework of the construction and installation works, a training and qualification center was organized on the site, where specialists from Egypt and our companies raise the level of their competencies, obtaining the appropriate competencies and permits to perform complex technological work.
He continued: “The second important part, which is related to the training of staff as stipulated in the contracts concluded, before starting operation, we must ensure what is called operational readiness, which includes providing trained qualified employees to receive the groups for the purpose of operation. And the talk is about 1,500 employees less or A little more.At present, about 100 specialists are being trained in our Russian universities according to the official program, which was formulated by our technical academy with the help of our companies, specifically Rosenergo and staff from the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant.”
This article was originally published by RT.