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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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 295446

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 293 111,75

  • EU contribution

    € 999 128

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

France

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."

Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

Address

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

GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANLAGEN UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) gGmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 92 600

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 30 805

UJV REZ, a. s.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 18 916

BEL V

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 52 216

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 49 220

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 43 014

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA KFKI ATOMENERGIA KUTATOINTEZET

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 28 933

LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 18 805

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 32 865

AREVA NP SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 28 208

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 40 660

WOOD NUCLEAR LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 30 673

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 59 334

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 20 972

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 10 700

VUJE AS

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 10 649

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 24 481

ANSALDO NUCLEARE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 25 816

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 64 937

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 24 053

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 295446

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 293 111,75

  • EU contribution

    € 999 128

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

France