ArmInfo. Two sets of the system of industrial anti-seismic protection (SIAS) for the Armenian nuclear power plant will be ready by April 2018. This was reported on the margins of the IX International Forum "ATOMEXPO 2017" held in Moscow Director General of the Armenian Research Institute for the Exploitation of Nuclear Power Plants (Armatom), Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Vahram Petrosyan told ArmInfo.
According to him, the systems of seismic protection allow to react quickly under seismic risks. In particular, SIAS will automatically shut down the reactor installation in case of an earthquake from 6 points and above. At the same time, the Armenian NPP itself is capable of withstanding tremors in 9 points. The professor also informed that Armatom will take part in the development of a database on nine activities implemented at the station as part of the program to extend the life of the N2 power unit. It should be reminded that last year the subsidiary structure of Rosatom State Corporation - Rusatom Service summed up the results of the first procurement procedures of the project, according to which the Armenian company CJSC "Armenian Scientific Research Institute for the Exploitation of Nuclear Power Plants" will supply the SIAS. As Vahram Petrosyan noted earlier, the victory in the contest was not easy, as it had to compete with two large Russian companies. "We are in no way inferior to foreign analogues in terms of product quality, which is natural, since we occupied a monopoly position in the SIAS devices not only in the former USSR, but also in other countries using the reactor," the director general said. The last time such a device was installed at the station in 2005, and today they require replacement.
To note, annually more and more companies from foreign countries take part in the projects of Rosatom State Corporation, especially those where the Russian company implements large projects. In addition to Armenia, companies from Belarus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Finland, France, India, China, Vietnam and other countries are among the suppliers of the state corporation. Today, Rosatom purchases are an open and transparent system with accessible and understandable rules for customers and suppliers. Over the six years of competitive procurement in the nuclear industry in Russia, it has been possible to achieve significant results: the volume of purchases increased from 20 billion to 1 trillion RUR in year; the number of suppliers increased from 1,000 to 24,000 companies; The number of open competitive procurement has increased from 2,000 to 40,000 purchases per year. The total economic effect of competitive procurement procedures since 2009 has amounted to about 150 billion RUR.