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Proposal for a harmonized European methodology for the safety assessment of innovative reactors with fast neutron spectrum planned to be built in Europe

Objective

"The European Sustainable Nuclear Industrial Initiative was launched in November 2010 to anticipate the development a fleet of fast reactors with closed cycle. Three fast neutron technologies have been selected:

• the Sodium cooled Fast Reactor with the ASTRID prototype
• the Lead cooled Fast Reactor with the ALFRED demonstrator which will be preceded by a pilot
plan MYRRHA
• the Gas cooled Fast Reactor with the ALLEGRO demonstrator

With the objective of future assessment of these advanced reactor concepts, the SARGEN_IV Project is intended to gather safety experts from recognized European Technical Safety Organizations from Designers and Vendors as well as from Research Institutes and Universities to:

- develop and provide a tentative commonly agreed methodology for the safety assessment,
- identify open issues in the safety area, mainly addressing and focussing on assessment
relevant ones,
- detect and underline new fields for R&D in the safety area
- provide a roadmap and preliminary deployment plan for safety-related R&D, including cost
estimation.

Firstly, the proposed methodology requires the identification and the ranking of the main safety issues related to these reactors which needs a strong collaboration with other European projects as CP-ESFR, GoFastR, LEADER and CDT..

Secondly, a review of the safety methodologies proposed by international organizations and those issued from national practices and European consortia in order to define the tentative commonly agreed methodology which will be therefore applied to specific safety issues relevant for the selected reactors.

The project beneficiaries are convinced that fostering to harmonization of the various European safety approaches will be very beneficial and will streamlining EURATOM contribution to Generation IV International Forum in the safety field. It will also improve relations between safety assessment and research programmes efficiency in the development of new concepts."

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2011
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Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
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Av De La Division Leclerc 31
92260 Fontenay Aux Roses
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 136 434
Administrative Contact
Didier Mestraletti (Mr.)

Participants (21)

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 154 837
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josephina Pijls (Ms.)
GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANLAGEN UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) gGmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 92 600
Address
Schwertnergasse 1
50667 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandra Bartsch (Dr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 30 805
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Seija Flinck (Ms.)
UJV REZ, a. s.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 18 916
Address
Hlavni 130, Rez
250 68 Husinec
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Jasek (Mr.)
BEL V
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 52 216
Address
Rue Walcourt 148
1070 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Christelle Peters (Ms.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 49 220
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Ms.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 43 014
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pietro Francesco Petrungaro (Mr.)
MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA KFKI ATOMENERGIA KUTATOINTEZET
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 28 933
Address
Konkoly Thege Miklos Ut 29-33
1525 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Akos Horvath (Dr.)
LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 18 805
Address
Breslaujos G. 3
LT-44403 Kaunas
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Algirdas Kaliatka (Dr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 32 865
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Annick Meunier (Ms.)
AREVA NP SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 28 208
Address
1 Place Jean Millier Tour Areva
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monique Kozicki (Ms.)
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 40 660
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniele Verwaerde (Mrs.)
Jacobs Clean Energy Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 30 673
Address
Chelford Road Booths Hall
WA16 8QZ Knutsford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adrian Covill (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 59 334
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 20 972
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rainer Maletti (Dr.)
VUJE AS
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 10 649
Address
Okruzna 5
91864 Trnava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Branislav Hatala (Dr.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 24 481
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ernst Schmachtenberg (Prof.)
ANSALDO NUCLEARE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 25 816
Address
Via Lorenzi Nicola 8
16152 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Grattarola (Mr.)
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 64 937
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ludo Veuchelen (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 24 053
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo Leon (Prof.)