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Full Scale Demonstration of Plugs and Seals

Objective

DOPAS aims to improve the adequacy and consistency regarding industrial feasibility of plugs and seals, the measurement of their characteristics, the control of their behavior over time in repository conditions and also their hydraulic performance acceptable with respect to the safety objectives.

This DOPAS project addresses the design basis, reference designs and strategies to demonstrate the compliance of the reference designs to the design basis, for plugs and seals in geological disposal facilities. The project focuses on shaft seals for salt rock (German repository concept), tunnel plugs for clay rock (French and Swiss repository concepts), and tunnel plugs for crystalline rock (Czech, Finnish and Swedish repository concepts). Five different demonstration experiments are part of the project and will take place in Sweden, France, Finland, Czech Republic and Germany. They are in different state-of-development. The Swedish demonstrator will be constructed prior to start of the DOPAS project and will basically provide experience on demonstration of compliance of reference design to the design basis. German demonstrator will be installed after the DOPAS project and will focus on demonstration of suitability by performance assessment. The French, Finnish, Swedish,German and the Czech experiments will address developments in all phases of design basis, reference designs and strategies to demonstrate compliance of reference designs to design basis. The studied concepts will be developed in the DOPAS's five thematic scientific/technological work packages, which each integrate the results of the individual experiments.

The DOPAS project is derived from the IGD-TP's Strategic Research Agenda that points out the topic of “plug and seals” as a first priority issue for joint European RTD projects.

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2012
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Coordinator

POSIVA OY
Address
Olkiluoto
27160 Eurajoki
Finland

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 881 218,05

Participants (15)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

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Finland
EU contribution
€ 338 691
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo

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Research Organisations
AGENCE NATIONALE POUR LA GESTION DES DECHETS RADIOACTIFS
France
EU contribution
€ 2 203 875
Address
1-7 Rue Jean Monnet - Parc De La Croix Blanche
92298 Chatenay Malabry

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Research Organisations
BGE TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 33 756,50
Address
Eschenstrasse 55
31224 Peine

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANLAGEN UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) gGmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 678 313
Address
Schwertnergasse 1
50667 Koln

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Research Organisations
NATIONALE GENOSSENSCHAFT FUER DIE LAGERUNG RADIOAKTIVER ABFAELLE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 137 200
Address
Hardstrasse 73
5430 Wettingen

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NUCLEAR DECOMMISSIONING AUTHORITY - NDA

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United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 212 513
Address
Westlakes Science Park - Herdus House
CA24 3HU Moor Row

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Research Organisations
Radioactive Waste Repository Authority
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 424 680
Address
Dlazdena 6
110000 Praha

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SVENSK KARNBRANSLEHANTERING AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 429 500
Address
Box 3091
169 03 Solna

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 724 000,15
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 102 746
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten

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Other
GALSON SCIENCES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 297 750
Address
Melton Road Grosvenor House 5
LE15 6AX Oakham

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
B+TECH OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 68 280
Address
Laulukuja 4
00420 Helsinki

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo

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UJV REZ, a. s.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 167 477,30
Address
Hlavni 130, Rez
250 68 Husinec

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Herdus House Ingwell Drive Westlakes Science And Technology Park Moor Row
CA24 3HU Cumbria

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)