Nordisk Sikkerhet AS assisted the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) of Ukraine to provide staff at the Zhytomyrskyi border detachment located at the Ukrainian- Belarusian border with the technical means and training for nuclear and radiological materials control.
Some elements of the detachment’s equipment were reaching the end of their lifecycles and needed be replaced. The availability of personal protective equipment was increased to ensure adequate protection for personnel in the event of a nuclear or radiological incident. Finally, additional equipment was also required for expanded coverage of the border in the Zhytomyrskyi region. This project addressed these issues by providing additional radiological and nuclear material detection, protection, and dosimetry equipment. This raised the detection and mitigation capability of the SBGS to help prevent and manage the illicit trafficking of nuclear and radiological material across the Ukrainian-Belarusian border.
Non-proliferation of radiological and nuclear (RN) materials
State Border Guard Service (SBGS) of Ukraine;
Zhytomyrskyi Border Detachment of SBGS;
Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA) via the Norwegian Government’s Action Plan for Nuclear Activities and the Environment in the Northern Areas
3 698 316 Norwegian Kroners;
Programme manager: Pavel Tishakov
Project manager/project support in Ukraine: Pavel Lebedev
NorSik and SBGS prepared for and conducted four open tenders for procurement of the equipment to be supplied within a scope of the project. All tender documents were openly published on the public procurement website in Norway - Doffin.no, on the Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) public procurement website in Europe, and on the Nordisk Sikkerhet’s website:
In total 14 offers from 8 various organizations from Lithuania, United Kingdom, Germany, and Ukraine were received and evaluated by Nordisk Sikkerhet. A total of four tender evaluation reports (one for each tender) were prepared by the Nordisk Sikkerhet experts, which served as a basis for award of the corresponding equipment supply contracts.
- Nordisk Sikkerhet AS [project implementor];
- Administration of State Border Guard Service (SBGS) of Ukraine [beneficiary/project partner];
- Zhytomyrskyi border detachment of SBGS [recipient];
- SBGS training center in Orshanets [provision of trainings, table-top and field exercises on the use of newly supplied equipment];
- State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management [provision of access to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone for implementation of field exercises];
- Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA) [project donor, assistance with project registration as international technical assistance];
- Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade [project registration as international technical assistance];
- Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kyiv [assistance with initiation of the project in Zhytomyr];
Sep 2017 – Dec 2018
All the equipment, e.g. 50 electronic dosimeters, 50 detectors (with gamma and neutron channels), 5 isotope identification devices, 10 multifunctional survey meters (with alpha, beta, and gamma channels), 50 sets of personal protective equipment were produced, tested, delivered, commissioned, and handed over to the Zhytomyrskyi border detachment.
The project raised the detection and mitigation capability of the SBGS to help prevent and manage the illicit trafficking of nuclear and radiological material through the vulnerable Ukrainian-Belarusian border and through the perimeter and territory of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
20 January 2022
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