HEAD OF DIVISION
Rudko Volodymyr Myhailovych
Tel.: (045 93) 5-17-07
Volodymyr Mykhailovych Rudko graduated from the Kiev Civil Engineering Institute in 1975 with speciality Industrial and Civil Engineering. He started his labour activities in the State Research Institute of Building Constructions (NIISK), where he worked as engineer, junior researcher and researcher. From 1992, being integrated in specialists group of this Institute, he carried out the researches of technical state of Shelter object’s structures. In 1994 he was appointed as the Head of newly created Department of Building Structures, a joint subdivision of the ISTC “Shelter” and NIISK, and in 1995 he headed the Division for Design of Facilities with Nuclear and Radiation Technologies of the ISP NPP (Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants).
His total number of scientific publications makes more than 150. He is a co-author of 7 monographs and 2 patents for inventions.
He is a participant of Chornobyl NPP accident mitigation aftermath.
He was awarded the Order of Merit 3rd Class, the Certificate of Honour of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the award of Ukraine’s National Nuclear Energy Generating Company (NNEGC) Energoatom.
- Department for Safety Analysis of Radiation Hazardous Facilities
- Department for NPP Decommission
- Department for Building Technologies and Structures
Division scope of activities:
• development of licensing documents as part of design documents for facilities with radiation and nuclear technologies;
• development and scientific substantiation of design, technical, radiation and hygienic and organizing measures to ensure admissible (optimal) level of radiation safety for personnel of facilities with radiation and nuclear technologies and the environment within the area of impacts of these facilities;
• scientific and technical support of decommission work of Chornobyl NPP power Units, current safe operation of the Shelter object and its transformation into an environmentally safe system;
• selection and justification of optimal technologies and technical means for safe management of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel;
• ecological researches in the areas of impact of the Shelter object and other radiation hazardous objects.
Results of activities in scientific areas:
Jointly with the other scientific, design and construction entities, a project for Shelter object’s building structures stabilization was developed and successfully implemented. Scientific and technical and social significance of realized work includes the decision of problem to improve safety level of the Shelter object, to protect the public and environment from the most probable and severe event – collapse of building structures of this facility and significant radiological aftermath associated with it.
The Division has made an important contribution in developing general strategy for creation of New Safe Confinement (NSC) for the Shelter object and in preparing feasibility report to substantiate the NSC construction. Beginning from 2005, the staff has been conducting scientific and technical support in design and construction of this unique object within the framework of Client Engineer activity. “Program of scientific and technical support at commission and operation stages of NSC-SO” was developed.
Safety analyses and environmental impact assessments were carried out as a part of such projects:
- project of reconstruction of main building of Chornobyl NPP power Units 3 and 4 with strengthening and sealing of building structures performing functions of the NSC enclosure contour;
- project of New Ventilation Stack (NVS) of Chornobyl NPP Stage II;
- project of reconstruction of enclosure contour of Turbine Hall of Chornobyl NPP power Unit 4;
- project of dry-type Spent Nuclear Repository at Chornobyl NPP (SNFR 2);
- project of final shutdown and mothballing of Chornobyl NPP Units 1, 2 and 3
- project of Centralized spent nuclear fuel repository for Ukrainian NPPs with VVER reactors (CSNFR);
- feasibility study for decommission of Chornobyl NPP Cooling Pond;