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    RUSSIA-NORWAY: EXPERTS TEST KOLA NUKE PLANT SAFETY

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    MOSCOW, MARCH 12, (RIA NOVOSTI) - Russian and Norwegian expert teams finished acceptance tests at a Russian nuclear power plant in the arctic Kola peninsula, close to the Norwegian frontier.

    The SPDS safety tests concerned power units Three and Four, and lasted from February 26 into March 5 on a Norwegian government programme of technical assistance, Russia's Rosenergoatom nuclear power industrial concern says in a press release.

    Interbranch commission experts active at the Kola plant were representing the Rosenergoatom, the IFE of Norway, and Finland's ABB Oy and Fortum Service.

    As the release explains, the SPDS safety indices presentation system is a computer complex of automated work benches, which offers a reactor controller real-time information about power unit safety. The Rosenergoatom refers to the SPDS as highly reliable. It has proved its worth in Kola units One and Two.

    The Norwegian government programme of technical assistance was launched in the Kola plant in the early 1990s. International partnership on the programme has involved 31 projects implemented by now. Work is underway on another seven. Norwegian government allocations to enhance Kola plant safety approach 120 million kroner.

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