VVER Working Group (VVERWG)
The MDEP VVER Working Group (VVERWG) was approved by MDEP Policy Group in September 2013. The group's work is focused on the safety reviews of Rosatom's VVER reactors.
The national regulatory authorities participating in the VVERWG include:
The VVERWG's main objectives are as follows:
- to leverage resources and ensure that the VVER design reviews remain safety-focused;
- to exchange information about their safety reviews in the areas of Fukushima lessons learned enhancements, safety systems, reactor pressure vessel and primary circuit, construction oversight, severe accidents, radiation protection, spent fuel pool and fire protection, taking into account design differences among countries and differences in licensing processes.
The VVERWG reports the status of its activities three times a year at the MDEP Steering Technical Committee (STC) meetings.
Key stakeholders with whom the VVERWG interacts routinely include Rosatom and utilities pursuing licensing and construction of the VVER, such as Akkuyu Power Company in Turkey.
For more information, see the MDEP Annual Report: 2017-2018.
2019-2020 Programme Plan
CP-VVERWG-01: Addressing Fukushima-related issues
TR-VVERWG-01: Regulatory approaches and criteria used in severe accident analyses and severe accident management
TR-VVERWG-02: Regulatory approaches and oversight practices related to reactor pressure vessel and primary components
Last reviewed: 7 January 2020