ROSATOM KEEPS TRACK OF THE SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL THROUGH A DEDICATED INFORMATION SYSTEM
On March 15, 2021, Rosatom awarded a 7 million Rubles (USD 95 227) contract for monitoring and expert support for the operation of a system for control of nuclear material in Russia as this relates to the operation of a subsystem for accounting for spent nuclear fuel of Federal Information System (FIS) constituting a part of System for State Accounting and Control for Nuclear Material.
The contract was awarded to Rosatom organization Atombezopasnost through a non-competitive procurement procedure for a period of one year (2021). Similar contracts have been awarded to Atombezopasnost annually since 2017.
The services in question include:
- collecting and analyzing information on spent nuclear fuel submitted by nuclear operators and entering this information in a subsystem for accounting for spent nuclear fuel;
- verifying compliance between information received from operators and information on spent nuclear fuel available in FIS and notifying operators on detected mistakes;
- preparing reports regarding spent fuel and submitting to stakeholders, including Rosatom organizations responsible for the development of Rosatom System for Spent Fuel Management;
- maintaining equipment of subsystem for accounting for spent nuclear fuel and ensuring the cybersecurity of the subsystem;
- backing up information processed with the subsystem and restoring the information as needed;
- consulting operators as this relates to preparing reports submitted for entering in the subsystem;
- reviewing subsystem malfunctions and preparing suggestions regarding upgrades of subsystems software.
The development of FIS stretched from the mid-1990s to the late-2010s and was a product of cooperation between the Russian Federation and the USA.