NEOLANT, jointly with ASE (Atomstroyexport-NIAEP-Atomenergoproekt), under the aegis of The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM held a special event representing technologies of the NPP Throughout Life Cycle Management (LCM) at the IAEA General Conference 14 to 16 September in Vienna.
It is for the first time that the Russian Federation have been presented on such a large scale at the key event of the global nuclear community. Special attention was focused on the unique Russian experience of information and process support of the nuclear power plant life cycle, from designing to decommissioning.
NEOLANT's experts had reported at more than one IAEA technical meetings dedicated to application of the NPP life cycle management technologies at nuclear facilities, while at the IAEA General Conference they shared their many years’ experience in development and implementation of the LCM technologies that solve practical tasks of NPP operation and decommissioning. Thus NEOLANT, jointly with ASE, one of the world largest engineering companies, held the exposition, complemented the traditional ROSATOM’s exhibition stand and the briefing where NEOLANT’s Head for Design and Development Center Alexander Kanischev made the presentation: Digital Decommissioning: Software and Process Platform to Support the Final Stage of Nuclear Facility’s Life Cycle.
A virtual reality room was the key innovative element of the exposition. The tool was intentionally prepared by ASE for the IAEA General Conference. Guests of the room participated in the 3D virtual tour over ROSATOM’s global nuclear facilities and using VR helmets saw as ASE applies the LCM technologies in the everyday “field” work implementing EPC projects. The first ones were IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and Director General of The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM Sergey Kirienko.
In addition to that visitors of the exposition had opportunity to evaluate the high-precision operation of dismantling robot Brokk during NPP decommissioning and the state-of-the-art simulation method applied for the verification of remote-controlled dismantling of reactor structures. NEOLANT uses the method realizing the projects for ROSATOM’s leading enterprises.
Just in three days representatives of official delegations from more than 30 countries (not only having log-term experience in nuclear energy generation but also just planning nuclear power plant construction) visited the exhibition. In side-event visitor’s multiple opinions it became obvious that the NPP LCM technologies make Russia more competitive on the global market and hence encourages increasing the international orders portfolio.