You are cordially invited to apply to participate in the upcoming visit to the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant under the auspices of Belgium.
This a EBN member-only, full day event which will take place on Friday, 14 April (departure from Vilnius at 07:15, return by 17:30).
Places are limited (15 max) and the EBN board will organise an online lottery to select participants from the applications.
Applications will close by noon on 28 March and we will announce the participants on 29 March.
About the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant
The Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant is a decommissioned nuclear power plant. It had two RBMK-type reactors, similar to the one that exploded in Chernobyl. The plant was built during the Soviet era and began operation in 1983, providing about 70% of Lithuania's electricity. However, after Lithuania joined the European Union, the plant was deemed unsafe and was shut down in 2009. The decommissioning process began in 2010 and is expected to take several decades to complete. The plant's closure had a significant impact on Lithuania's energy sector and the country is now heavily reliant on imported energy, though plans are in place to turns this around including the development of renewable energy. The INPP decommissioning is set to be completed by 2038.
07.00 gathering at the point of departure
07.15 departure from Vilnius (sharp!)
10.00 arrival to INPP, permissions issue
10.15 –11.30 meeting with CEO Audrius Kamienas, presentation about INPP activities
11.30 – 12.30 lunch in the INPP canteen
12.30-15.00 the tour inside the Unit
15.00- departure to Vilnius
17.30 arrival to Vilnius
Selected participants will be informed of further requirements and safety measures ahead of time.
Transportation & fee
Transport will be organized for all participants (no private transfer) at a cost of 30 EUR per person.
The visit itself is free of charge, and includes lunch offered by the State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant.
When applying by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, please provide the following information:
- personal identity document number and expiry date (passport or ID card)
- full date of birth (YYYY-MM-DD)
- place of work and position
- residential address
If you want to become a member now, please go to Join the EBN.