National counterparts from Brazil, Mexico and Argentina gathered this week at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, to participate in the Final Coordination Meeting of regional project RLA9080, ‘Enhancing Nuclear Power Plant Life Management and Safety Culture Practices’.
During the meeting, the four counterparts, representing the three nuclear power plant (NPP) operators in Latin America and a technical support organization (CNEA), discussed the impact and reviewed the work plan of the ongoing project, supported by Secretariat staff. The coordination meeting also served as a platform to agree on and complete the design of a regional project proposed for the 2018–2019 technical cooperation programme cycle.
Both the current and future project focus on giving plant managers and decision makers the tools to ensure acceptable standards for the safe operation of NPPs at each stage of their life cycle, including ageing management and long-term operation according to the IAEA Safety Standards and international best practices. The design of the future project is intended to give continuity to related activities and to expand the impact in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.