AKKUYU NUCLEAR Team Comes Second at Professional Skills Contest "The Best in Occupation in Construction Sector of the Nuclear Industry"

The final stage of the 7th Professional Skills Contest "The Best in Occupation in Construction Sector of the Nuclear Industry" took place on August 7-8, 2019 in the Exhibition and Convention Centre "Expograd Yug"(Krasnodar).


The contest was organized by Rosatom and sponsored by the Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector of the Russian Federation, the Government of Krasnodar Krai and the Russian Builders Union (RBU).


The team of AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC included the following members: Irina Kudryavtseva, Dmitry Gorbunov, Artur Tonoyan, Natalia Fındık, and Sergey Malozyomov (team captain). At the final stage, the competition took place in 19 categories of engineering and vocational professions. 356 finalist representing the following companies of engineering and construction division of the largest industry enterprises competed for the title of the best: ASE EC JSC, Concern TITAN-2 JSC, GKhK FSUE, Mayak FSUE, PSZ FSUE, EKhP FSUE, Zababakhin Russian Federal Nuclear Centre - All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Technical Physics FSUE, Russian Federal Nuclear Centre - All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics FSUE, Rosenergoatom JSC (Kursk NPP, Leningrad NPP, Smolensk NPP, Kalinin NPP, Beloyarsk NPP, Balakovo NPP), TVEL JSC, RAOS Project Oy, RASU JSC, Energospetsmontazh PJSC, TrestRosSEM LLC, AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC, ELECTROSEVKAVMONTAZH CORPORATION LLC (Krasnodar), SSPА Eleron-All-Russian Scientific Research and Design Institute for Energy Technology JSC, GSPI JSC, TsPTI JSC, PO EKhZ JSC, ChMZ JSC, SKhK JSC, etc.


In the team and individual event the specialists in pricing and cost estimate standardization, information simulation and design, construction monitoring, occupational safety; geodesists, designers and specialists in the field of non-destructive test methods, BIM technologies and project management competed for the title of the best. Vocational occupations within the Contest were represented by welders, steel fixer, concrete workers, instrumentation wiremen and fitters of process pipelines and electrical equipment. This year a special attention was paid to the competitions between project management specialists: the experts of such international organizations as AACE, FIDIC and Building Smart were engaged in developing tasks for these categories. The specialists' site performance was assessed by 160 expert judges.


By the results of the final stage of the competitions, the team of AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC once again proved its "silver" status by taking the second place in the category "The Best Team in Nuclear Power Facility Construction Project Management". The first and the third places were taken by the team of the Rosatom's Industry Capital Construction Centre Private Enterprise and ASE EC JSC respectively. It is worth reminding that the team of young specialists of AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC also took the second place in the same contest category in 2018.


The purpose of category tests is to determine the best team having showed its skills in management, planning, cost estimation, budgeting, and project execution monitoring within project limitations and competitions with other teams. The speed, quality, performance and teamwork of NPP construction project management team are assessed.


"It has been a great honour for our whole team to represent our Company in the industry competitions. It has been more difficult to become an award winner this year, since the number and difficulty of the contest tasks have significantly increased, demonstrating excellent skills in running specialized software has been essential, and the skill level of rival teams has increased greatly. Thorough and extensive training, strong personal skills in the field of project deadlines, cost management and, of course, the team spirit have made it possible for us to achieve the result", says Sergey Malozyomov, team captain.


"The number of participants grows every year, while the contest itself gets to the next quality level", points out Dmitry Akopov, Risk Management Director of AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC, who represented the company at this contest as an expert. "Difficult tasks, limited time to complete them and responsibility borne by each participant make every point decisive in competing for award-winning places." The conditions established by the organizers are very similar to those in real projects where both the result and the deadlines are important as well. The team representing AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC showed solid performance and demonstrated high professional level."


The contest winners were awarded with medals and prizes at the ceremonial event dedicated to the celebration of the Day of Nuclear Industry Builder which took place in the Krasnodar Ice Palace Irina Kudryavtseva, Dmitry Gorbunov, Artur Tonoyan, Natalia Fındık and Sergey Malozyomov express their gratitude to the management of AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC for the opportunity to participate in the contest.