From January 15 to 18, 2019, the ISP NPP of Ukraine’s NAS resumed its participation in the project THERAMIN – Thermal treatment for radioactive waste minimisation and reduction supported by European Commission. Within this program framework, working meetings were held in the labs of VTT Technical Research Center of Finland sited in the city of Espoo, for the experts in RAW treatment area with the goal to be familiarized with work status in this area.
From our Institute these event was attended by V. O. Krasnov, Head of Nuclear and Radiation Safety Division.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is a state owned and controlled non-profit limited liability company. VTT provides research and innovation services and information for domestic and international customers and partners, both in private and public sectors. VTT is part of Finland’s innovation system and operates under the mandate of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. VTT Group has four subsidiary companies: VTT Expert Services Ltd, VTT Ventures Ltd, VTT International Ltd and VTT Memsfab Ltd.
VTT has several unique R&D facilities, among them Bioruukki, the largest bioeconomy pilot and research facility in the Nordic countries, PrintoCent, the world’s first pilot factory for printed intelligence and electronics industrialisation, and RoViR, Remote Operations and Virtual Reality Centre.
One should note that 36% of VTT Group’s revenue comes from the public sector in Finland, 32% from the private sector in Finland and 32% from public and private sectors outside Finland.
From February 5 to 8, 2019, within the framework of above program, familiarization was made with the current works in the labs of Marcoule nuclear research site, France.
The Marcoule is one of major nuclear facilities of France. It occupies 300 ha territory in the Gard department of Côtes du Rhône region.
The activities of site are controlled by atomic energy organization Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique (CEA) and Areva NC.
Today more than one thousand and a half of Marcoule employees are working in the Atalante Research Lab, where the problems of nuclear industry waste are studied and 4G nuclear reactors are developed.