OREANDA-NEWS. June 27, 2012. Representatives of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water of the Republic of Malaysia led by the agency head Peter Chin Fah Kui visited Kalinin NPP.

The main goal of the visit is the familiarization with the Russian experience in construction and operation of nuclear power plants with water-water power reactors (VVER-1000) for the subsequent cooperation in the field of the peaceful use of atomic energy.

Addressing the guests with a welcoming word, Plant Manager Mikhail Kanyshev noted: “We are honored to demonstrate, using Kalinin NPP as the example, the capabilities of Russia’s nuclear complex. We are aware that your visit is directly related to the intention to build a nuclear power plant in your country and we would like to wish you success on this path and in achieving the goals set forth.”

In the framework of the visit a meeting with Kalinin NPP management was held. At the meeting the participants discussed a number of issues related with the construction of a nuclear power plant, experience in the personnel training, interaction with the public etc. Also, attention was paid to additional measures undertaken by Kalinin NPP after the analysis of events at Fukushima-Daiichi NPP in Japan.

Besides, the guests visited power units of phase one and two of the plant, main control room of Unit 4 and toured to the Public Information Center of the plant.

In the end of the visit Peter Chin Fah Kui, having thanked the plan management for the stay, said: “Kalinin NPP can serve a good example for the countries which plan to build NPPs in future, for instance, for Malaysia. We know that Russia has a great experience in application of nuclear technologies, which can be useful for us. Here I have found answers I have been looking for: how the plant’s units were built and commissioned, how it maintains the high level of safety and reliability of generation of electric energy which is necessary for consumers.”

According to Peter Chin Fah Kui, the nuclear power plant visit greatly impressed the guests. The head of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water of Malaysia believes it will become a good platform for further discussions and signing of a memorandum of understanding with Russia. “We have made a decision regarding the necessity to develop nuclear power in our country, and I think the Russian nuclear technologies can become the model we can follow,” he said.