Project number: 769
NRSA – Improvement of control and measurement capabilities of a state regulatory authority of Tajikistan (stage 1)
NRSA – Improvement of control and measurement capabilities of a state regulatory authority of Tajikistan (stage 1)
Project summary:

The aim of the project was to improve regulatory and oversight capabilities of the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Agency of Tajikistan (NRSA) in anticipation of active work to implement the commitments of the Republic of Tajikistan and international donors for remediation of uranium ore tailings and processing waste in the country. NRSA was in need of modern measurement and control instruments, laboratory reagents, and computer database equipment that were necessary to adequately perform its regulatory functions over uranium waste sites before, during, and after their remediation.

Nordisk Sikkerhet provided NRSA with new calorimeter, derivatograph, and laboratory reagents needed for validation of the data submitted by site operators and for independent measurements and analyses of soil, water, air, and waste samples. The database equipment was supplied for NRSA to record, track, and have an easy access to its measurements and samples data.

Technical area:

Strengthening of regulatory authority

Location:
Benefitiary/receipient organization(s):

Nuclear and Radiation Safety Agency under Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan (NRSA)

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 for 2018-2022;

Project cost:

3 804 600 Norwegian Kroners;

Project leaders:

Programme manager: Pavel Tishakov

Project manager: Kirill Ilin

Project back office: Daria Plyshevskaya

Procurement info:

Nordisk Sikkerhet and NRSA prepared for and conducted three open tenders for procurement of the equipment and supplies provided 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 "Calorimeter and Derivatograph": Doffin ref. nr. 165723, TED notice 2020/S 111-270579;

2). Tender for "Supply of laboratory reagents, ion exchange resins, and control solutions": Doffin ref. nr. 165725, TED notice 2020/S 110-268376;

3). Tender for "Database hardware complex": Doffin ref. nr. 165721, TED notice 2020/S 105-255278.

In total 3 offers from 3 various organisations based in Tajikistan and France were received and evaluated by Nordisk Sikkerhet. A total of three 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 and supplies contracts.

Participating organizations:
  • Nordisk Sikkerhet AS [project implementor];
  • Nuclear and Radiation Safety Agency under Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan (NRSA) [project partner/beneficiary/recipient];
  • Northern branch of NRSA located in Khujand;
  • Technical support organisation (TSO) of NRSA;
  • Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority [project donor, assistance with project registration as international technical assistance];
  • Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan [project registration as international technical assistance];
Start/completion dates:

Sep 2019 – Jun 2021

Status:

Completed

Milestones:
2019-09-30
Grant letter for project implementation received from DSA
Fall 2019
Preparation of the equipment procurement and project registration documentation
2020-12-16
Nordisk Sikkerhet and NRSA’s experts conducted several joint visits to a number of former uranium mines, uranium ore processing facilities, and uranium ore tailings and wastes sites located in Tajikistan
2020-01-14
Tax and Custom Duties Exemption Letter received from Tajik Ministry of Economic Development and Trade
2020-05-29
The tender for "Supply of laboratory reagents, ion exchange resins, and control solutions" was announced (Doffin ref. nr. 165725, TED notice 2020/S 110-268376).
2020-05-29
Tender for supply of "Database hardware complex" was announced (Doffin ref. nr. 165721, TED notice 2020/S 105-255278).
2020-05-29
Nordisk Sikkerhet announced public tender for supply of calorimeter and derivatograph (Doffin ref. nr. 165723, TED notice 2020/S 111-270579);
2020-07-27
KEP Technologies EMEA (France) was announced as a winner of tender for supply of calorimeter and derivatograph
2020-08-05
LLC Khiradmandon (Tajikistan) was announced as a winner of tender for supply of laboratory reagents, ion exchange resins, and control solutions
2020-08-27
LLC TOJCOMPLECTSERVICE (Tajikistan) was announced for supply of database hardware complex
2020-11-02
Laboratory reagents, ion exchange resins, and control solutions were delivered to and accepted by NRSA
01 Dec 2020
Database hardware complex was delivered to and accepted by NRSA;
2020-12-08
Factory acceptance tests of calorimeter and derivatograph were conducted via video conferencing;
2020-12-11
Calorimeter and derivatograph were shipped from France to Tajikistan (via Uzbekistan);
2020-12-30
Calorimeter and derivatograph were received by NRSA in Tajikistan;
2021-01-26
Training on the use and maintenance of the supplied calorimeter and derivatograph was conducted via video conference;
Apr 2021
Last deliveries under the project - two electric laboratory stoves and one power supply were delivered to and accepted by NRSA
2021-06-02
Completed external audit of the project
2021-06-02
Final (updated) project report send to DSA
2021-06-08
Final report approved by DSA
Main results:

All the equipment and supplies intended to be provided within a scope of this project, e.g. 1 calorimeter; 1 derivatograph; laboratory reagents (60+ litters in liquid form and 42 kg in solid form); 1 database equipment complex were produced/procured, delivered to, and handed over to NRSA.

With the provision of control and measurement instruments, laboratory reagents, database equipment complex to NRSA, its capability to perform its regulatory functions over uranium waste sites before, during, and after their remediation were significantly improved.

Project outputs, its purpose and intended outcome remained unchanged throughout the project implementation.

Photos - former uranium mines and processing facilities in Tajikistan:
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Last update:

25 June 2021

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