Project number: 753 (int. 04)
RN material detection, protection, dosimetry equipment and training for Zhytomyrskyi border detachment, SBGS, Ukraine
RN material detection, protection, dosimetry equipment and training for Zhytomyrskyi border detachment, SBGS, Ukraine
Project summary

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.

Technical area

Non-proliferation of radiological and nuclear (RN) materials

Location
Benefitiary/receipient organisation(s)

State Border Guard Service (SBGS) of Ukraine;

Zhytomyrskyi Border Detachment of SBGS;

Funding country
Funding organisation

Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA) via the Norwegian Government’s Action Plan for Nuclear Activities and the Environment in the Northern Areas

Project cost

3 698 316 Norwegian Kroners;

Project leaders

Programme manager: Pavel Tishakov

Project manager/project support in Ukraine: Pavel Lebedev

Project back office: Daria Plyshevskaya

Procurement info

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:

1). Tender for supply of multifunctional survey meters for the detection of RN materials: Doffin (2018-891301), EU Tenders Electronic Daily (2018/S 054-120684);

2). Tender for supply of isotope identification devices (gamma spectrometers): Doffin (2018-312405), EU Tenders Electronic Daily (2018/S 050-112018);

3). Tender for supply of RN material hand-held detectors and personal dosimeters: Doffin (2017-643256), EU Tenders Electronic Daily (2017/S 215-448055);

4). Tender for supply of personal protective equipment (PPE): Doffin (2018-635123), EU Tenders Electronic Daily (2018/S 054-120681)

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.

Participating organizations
  • 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];
Start/completion dates

Sep 2017 – Dec 2018

Status:

Completed

Milestones
2017-09-12
Grant letter for project implementation received from DSA
2017-09-18
Meeting between Nordisk Sikkerhet and SBGS (within a framework of the 14th Ukrainian Conference on Physical Protection, Control and Accounting) in order to discuss details of the project.
2017-09-20
Project presentation at XIV Ukrainian Conference on Physical Protection, Control and Accounting of Nuclear Materials, Lviv, Ukraine
2017-11-08
Tender for supply of RN material hand-held detectors and personal dosimeters was announced. Doffin (2017-643256), EU Tenders Electronic Daily (2017/S 215-448055);
2018-01-22
Meeting between Nordisk Sikkerhet and SBGS in Norway for preparation of the project registration and the rest of tender documents
2018-03-12
Tender for supply of isotope identification devices (gamma spectrometers) was announced: Doffin (2018-312405), EU Tenders Electronic Daily (2018/S 050-112018);
2018-03-16
Tender for supply of multifunctional survey meters for the detection of RN materials was announced. Doffin (2018-891301), EU Tenders Electronic Daily (2018/S 054-120684)
2018-03-16
Tender for supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) was announced. Doffin (2018-635123), EU Tenders Electronic Daily (2018/S 054-120681);
2018-04-23
Project registration as international technical assistance by Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (reg. card nr. 3836)
2018-04-24
Project presentation within a framework of International Conference "Nuclear Security in the Black Sea region"), Bucharest, Romania
2018-07-06
Tests of detectors and dosimeters at Kyivoblstandartmetrologiya in Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine
2018-07-23
Project presentation within a framework of Annual Meeting organized by Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM), Baltimore, Maryland, USA
2018-08-17
Delivery and acceptance of detectors and dosimeters at the Zhytomyrskyi border detachment
2018-10-04
Tests of multifunctional survey meters at Kyivoblstandartmetrologiya in Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine
2018-10-15
Factory acceptance tests of spectrometers in Minsk, Belarus
2018-11-05
Delivery and acceptance of spectrometers and multifunctional survey meters at the Zhytomyrskyi border detachment
2018-11-12
Delivery and acceptance of personal protective equipment (PPE) at the Zhytomyrskyi border detachment
2018-11-19
5-day trainings, table-top exercises on the use of newly supplied equipment, Ovruch, Chernobyl, Vystupovichi, Ukraine
2018-12-05
Official hand-over of equipment ceremony held in Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Main results

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.

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Last update:

20 January 2022

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