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17 Feb 2016

Gorin: Careful selection for future BelNPP personnel

Gorin: Careful selection for future BelNPP personnel

OSTROVETS, 17 February (BelTA) – Future personnel of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (BelNPP) go through a careful selection process, Vladimir Gorin, BelNPP Deputy Chief Engineer for Personnel Training, told Belarusian and foreign journalists on 17 February, BelTA has learned.

“We have been selecting and training of personnel since 2008. We have invited some people from abroad. These are specialists difficult to train over a short period of time. There will be seventy foreign specialists working with us,” Vladimir Gorin said.

Gorin: Careful selection for future BelNPP personnelBesides, the BelNPP staff will comprise former employees of Belarusian thermal power plants. Experience of work at foreign nuclear power plants is also considered an advantage. The BelNPP will employ young specialists. Vladimir Gorin pointed out that in Belarus there is a special nuclear personnel training program.

“All applicants undergo a careful selection, including an interview with the head of respective workshop and psycho-physiological tests,” Vladimir Gorin said.

Gorin: Careful selection for future BelNPP personnelDirector General of the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant Mikhail Filimonov said that a salary of an employee depends on the position and qualifications. There is no salary grading depending on the nationality of an employee.

The Belarusian nuclear power plant is a project to build an AES-2006 type nuclear power plant 18km away from Ostrovets, Grodno Oblast. The Belarusian nuclear power plant will have two power-generating units with the total output capacity of up to 2,400MW (2x1,200MW). In line with the general contract for building the nuclear power plant the first power-generating unit is scheduled for commissioning in 2018, with the second one to go online in 2020.

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