Cooperation with WANO

World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) was founded in May 1989 with the purpose to exchange operating experience thus giving an opportunity to its members to achieve high results and enhance safe operation of their NPPs by taking into account experience of other NPPs.

WANO activity is directed at implementation of its main mission: to maximize safety and reliability of nuclear power plants through:
  • Exchange of information.  
  • Promoting establishment of contacts among WANO members, and benchmarking their performance.
  • Emulation of best practices.

Ukrainian NPPs and other international NPPs that operate Russian design reactors belong to WANO Moscow Centre (WANO-MC). The main areas of KhNPP and WANO-MC cooperation include participation of KhNPP personnel in:
  • Peer reviews.
  • Technical support missions.
  • Programs: “Exchange of Operating Experience” and “WANO Performance Indicators”.
  • Workshops and meetings.
  • Meetings of Chief Engineers and VVER-440, VVER-1000 club.

In 2016 KhNPP continued cooperation within the framework of WANO programs for operating experience exchange, peer reviews, workshops, technical support missions, performance indicators, and young generation movement.

In 2016 no peer reviews were conducted at KhNPP site. However, 2 KhNPP experts participated as reviewers in peer reviews hosted by other NPPs.

KhNPP hosted 3 technical support missions as follows:  

  • E-learning Methodology (April 11-14, 2016)
  • Preparation and Conduct of Maintenance. Foreign Materials Exclusion (September 11-17, 2016)
  • Human Performance and Human Factor. Human Performance Error Prevention Tools (November 22 – 24, 2016)

In total, KhNPP participated in 36 WANO-MC activities in 2016. 35 KhNPP experts took part in activities that were held in other countries, and 85 KhNPP experts took part in activities that were held at KhNPP site.