Safe Nuclear Energy - Regional Excellence Programme Bulgaria - SNE - REX - B

Project facts

Project promoter:
Nuclear Regulatory Authority of Bulgaria
Project Number:
2008/115264
Status:
Completed
Final project cost:
€1,300,000
From Norway Grants:
€ 1,100,000

Description

The overall objective of the programme is to enhance the nuclear safety in Bulgaria. The programme is divided into four projects and covers such areas as safety culture assessment and enhancement, improvement of emergency preparedness and response arrangements in Bulgaria.All activities are implemented through IAEA extra budgetary programme with the aim to reduce the risk of nuclear accidents at the same time improving preparedness and response of emergency organizations/personnel in Bulgaria. The program seeks to develop and enhance competencies of the regulator and operator. If proved to be successful, this programme model can be replicated and applied in other countries as well. More substantial results include improvement in the assessment of the safety culture at NRA, improvement of the safety culture assessment programme at Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant, a programme for identification of scenarios and vulnerable areas related to nuclear transport, and performance of an emergency exercise at Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant.