OREANDA-NEWS. October 20, 2008. The Russian delegation was led by Head of International Activities Department of Energoatom Concern Anatoly Kirichenko, the Belgian delegation – by Chief Executive Officer of Tractebel Engineering.

Kirichenko told the Belgian guests about the reformation of the nuclear industry of Russia, while the Belgians informed their Russian colleagues about the activities of Tractebel.

Cornet said that Tractebel was interested to exchanging information and was ready to organize one more Belgian-Russian seminar on operation of nuclear power plants with WWER reactors.

Cornet said that they might consult their Russian colleagues on how to enhance the capacity factors of Russian nuclear reactors.

“While visiting Kalinin NPP we took part in a discussion of problems concerning reduction of periods of scheduled maintenance and replacement of steam generators. We can help our Russian colleagues to reduce maintenance periods,” Cornet said.

Cornet also offered assistance in the field of delivery and maintenance of simulators for nuclear reactors. He said that they would be glad to meet with representatives of a Russian engineering company.

“We are interested in cooperating with Tractebel and are going to develop it under specialized joint projects,” Kirichenko said.