Start of Public Recruitment for Research into Nuclear Power
October 18, 2012
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.
Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. established the Nuclear Power Safety Technology Research Center in the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station on July 01 of this year for the purpose of strengthening our nuclear power research initiative, and the public recruitment of researchers will be commenced from fiscal 2013 (Reported on May 31, 2012).
An overview of the recruitment initiative at the Nuclear Power Safety Technology Research Center is provided below, and this is to announce that recruitment will commence from tomorrow (October 19).
This public recruitment initiative will carry out research making full use of the facilities available at the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station in order to improve the safety of nuclear power stations to even greater levels and to assist in improving their administration, as well as carrying out research to ensure that nuclear power can be utilized as a safe source of energy into the future.
1. Overview of Public Recruitment
(1) Recruitment Eligibility
a. Researchers engaged in scientific and technological research at nationwide universities and public research institutes who are researchers or research group leaders capable of performing research into the fields of research listed in (2).
b. Companies with their head office or branch office (business establishment) located in Shizuoka Prefecture that are capable of performing research into the fields of research listed in (2).
(2) Fields of Research Involved in Public Recruitment
a. Basic research that will contribute to future nuclear power technology.
b. Research that will contribute to improving the safety of nuclear power stations.
c. Research that will contribute to improving the decommissioning of reactors No. 1 and 2 at the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station.
d. Research that will contribute to improving the maintenance and operability of reactors No. 3, 4 and 5 at the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station.
(3) Recruitment Period
October 19 (Friday) to December 21 (Friday), 2012
(4) Research Period
From one to two years from commencement in fiscal 2013
(5) Research Fee / Number of Research Projects
Restricted to 5 million yen annually per project, with a total of approximately 10 projects planned
(6) Research Format
Joint research and sub-contracted research
(7) Selection Method
An advisory committee consisting of persons of experience and academic standing from outside of the company will be established, and successful candidates will be selected during initial and secondary selection processes.
2. Research Presentations
Reports on research must be submitted once every year for each selected project. Presentations must also be given during the workshops held by Chubu Electric Power. These workshops will be made public to people living in the areas around the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station and other areas.
3. Contract Conclusion
The conditions laid down in the contracts, which will also cover intellectual property, will be discussed with all universities, research institutes and companies concerned. In the event of the conditions of the contract not meeting approval on both sides, Chubu Electric Power reserves the right to cancel the project in question.